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Ian Holmes

Ian Holmes, B.F.A.

Media Arts Design, Fine Arts

Email: iholmes@cypresscollege.edu

Phone: 714-484-7036

Office Hours : Monday: 9:00am - 10:00am Tuesday: 9:00am - 11:00am

Location: Fine Arts, Room 310A



Ian Holmes teaches Digital Cinema, Film & Video Production, and Digital Imaging  in the Media Arts Design department at Cypress College. Ian holds a B.F.A. in Design & Commerial Photography from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He studied cinema at National University and holds a teaching credential from Cal State Los Angeles.

Professor Holmes' professional experiences include photography, film, animation, web design, and graphic design for textile screen printing.

Professor Holmes states, "I'm  passionate about film, animation, video, digital cinema and new technology in general. I've been an Apple fan boy since 1984. Everyone has a story to tell, so why not tell your's through cinema? If you love movies, art and technology you're my people!"

Courses Professor Holmes teaches include:

MAD 109 - Video Production

MAD 110 - History of Animation/Technology

MAD 180 & MAD 181 - Video Editing

MAD 182 - Cinematography

MAD 185 - Documentary Digital Cinema

MAD 188 - Beginning Single Camera Operation

MAD 189 - Cinematography II

MAD 191 - Film Noir Genre

MAD 192 - Great Directors of Cinema

MAD 184 - Beginning Motion Picture Production

MAD 195 - Science Fiction Film Genre

MAD 196 - Silent Film Genre

MAD 197 - Western Film Genre

My lovely wife and my two adorable daughters

Mountain Biking
Ocean Kayaking

Experimental Short Films 

Favorite Film Genres: Film Noir and Animation

Motto: Life's an advenure and every day is a new opportunity for excitement.


Recommended Course

MAD 194 C, Beginning Motion Picture Production

This course provides an introduction to theory, terminology and process of motion picture production for film and television. Topics include basic cinematography including the operation, function and creative uses of production and post-production equipment, scriptwriting, camera operation, shot composition, lighting, sound recording and mixing and editing.


MAD 185 C, Documentary Digital Cinema

This course introduces contemporary documentary filmmaking techniques used by digital cinema technicians and artists. Students will learn to create and shoot short format documentary films.Activities will include watching and analyizing films by various filmmakers including Ken Burns as well as planning and shooting films as individuals and crews.

MAD 134 C & MAD 135 C, Digital Imaging

The course focus is on the usage of Macintosh and Windows based software for the manipulation of bit-mapped (raster) images using illustrative, photographic, scanned and video images as the basis for image manipulation. Course topics include image enhancement, editing, composite, retouching, photomontages, prepress, color separations, web based images. The primary software application used in class will be Adobe Photoshop.


Cypress College Film Festival Archive