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Munjal Yagnik

Lecturer
School of Film and Animation
College of Art and Design

585-475-7219
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Munjal Yagnik

Lecturer
School of Film and Animation
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, MFA, Syracuse University

585-475-7219

Currently Teaching

SOFA-799
1 - 4 Credits
Film and Animation Graduate Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should propose a course of study or project with clearly defined deliverables. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. Student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to apply.
SOFA-202
6 Credits
This course is an introduction to all aspects of professional film/video narrative production. Students produce short projects while learning basic shooting and crewing procedures, studio protocol, equipment handling and maintenance, and basic sync editing.
SOFA-890
4 Credits
This is the second of two courses designed to advance a student towards completion of their thesis. Students will work independently on their approved plan of work for their thesis while meeting on a regular basis with their committee chair. They are required to meet at least twice with their full committee during the semester as well as present a final screening of their thesis.
SOFA-589
3 Credits
This course focuses on skill development in select advanced cinematography topics. Students will build on foundational concepts in Advanced Cinematography I and enhance their cinematography practice. The goal of this course is to enable students to explore and develop their personal cinematography style.
SOFA-599
1 - 6 Credits
SOFA Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should propose a course of study or project with clearly defined deliverables. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. Student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to apply.
SOFA-407
4 Credits
Students work independently with their advisor towards completion of their capstone experience for their BFA degree. Students have a predetermined timeline and must complete all deadlines of that timeline to pass this thesis course including completion and public screening of finished work or final presentation of craft experience.
SOFA-790
4 Credits
This is the first of two courses designed to advance a student towards completion of their thesis. Students will work independently on their approved plan of work for their thesis while meeting on a regular basis with their committee chair. They are required to meet at least twice with their full committee during the semester.
SOFA-678
3 Credits
This advanced level course will enable students to develop an appreciation for the multi-dimensional nature of the craft of cinematography and provide them with theoretical, technical and practical knowledge. Students will explore visual aesthetics and engage in conceptual and critical thinking. They will also learn about industry standards, best practices, and workflows and channel their learning into class projects.
SOFA-607
3 Credits
Students will deepen their skills in analyzing scripts and directing actors while adding the breakdown of scenes into shots and the choreography of the camera with actors. Students will stage scenes from professional productions in class, and then shoot and edit them outside of class with a focus on creative rather than technical accomplishment.
SOFA-578
4 Credits
This advanced level course will enable students to develop an appreciation for the multi- dimensional nature of the craft of cinematography and provide them with theoretical, technical and practical knowledge. Students will explore visual aesthetics and engage in conceptual and critical thinking. They will also learn about industry standards, best practices, and workflows and channel their learning into class projects.
SOFA-524
3 Credits
This course will offer in-depth study of techniques introduced in the basic directing class, with an additional focus on using external observation to determine appropriate behavior. This course emphasizes the problems in blocking for camera, peculiar to film and video production. Class meetings are organized around the presentation of scenes prepared by student directors using the acting students in the class.
SOFA-406
4 Credits
Students work independently with their advisor towards completion of their capstone experience for their BFA degree. Students have a predetermined timeline and must complete all deadlines to pass this course.
SOFA-206
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the arts of directing and acting with an emphasis on script analysis, performance, and blocking. Students direct and act in scenes from professional productions. Scenes are rehearsed outside of class, and then staged and critiqued in class.