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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: 3:10-4:10 Tuesday: 3:10-4:10 Wednesday: 3:10-4:10 Thursday: 3:00-4:10

Location: Fine Arts, Room 310A



Ian Holmes teaches Digital Cinema, Animation and Computer Graphics  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. Why not tell your's through cinema? If you love movies, art and technology you're my people!"

Courses Professor Holmes teaches include,

MAD 107 - Motion Graphics

MAD 109 - Video Production

MAD 110 - History of Animation/Technology

MAD 180/181 - Digital Video

MAD 182 - Digital Cinematography

MAD 185 - Documentary Digital Cinema

MAD 186 - Wedding & Event Videography

MAD 187 - Motion Graphics II

MAD 188 - Video Production II

MAD 189 - Digital Cinematography II

MAD 191 - Film Noir Genre

MAD 192 - Great Directors of Cinema

MAD 195 - Science Fiction Film Genre

MAD 197 - Western Film Genre

My lovely wife and my two adorable daughters

Mountain Biking
Ocean Kayaking

Making movies
Building web sites
Designing T-Shirts

Favorite Film Genres: Film Noir and Animation

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


Recommended Course

ACG 191 C, Film Noir Genre

A study of Film Noir, identified by crime melodramas, private investigators, innocents, and deceivers occupying a world of corruption, betrayal, obsession, trysts and violence. A genre characterized by low key lighting, shadows, and odd camera angles. Students enrolled in this class will be required to watch films from a list provided by the teacher. The students will be responsible to acquire these films through a rental service such as Netflix or Blockbuster or borrow the films from a public library if available. Students will be required to write critical reviews and technical analysis papers as part of their graded assignments.

ACG 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.

ACG 180 C, Digital Video / Mac and ACG 181 C, Digital Video / Windows

This course is our basic and introductory class in digital video editing. The course focuses on Mac & Windows computers/software and other tools and techniques used for editing and composition of video and audio sources. Software used in these classes includes Apple's Final Cut and Adobe's Premiere editing programs. In this course students will shoot short video sequences and short format films with supplied video cameras and then edit the footage in our computer lab to produce professional quality video stories. Students use both Apple Mac and Windows PC computers during the class.



Student Film Festival 2010 Winners

Check out our Digital Cinema Film Festival site,

Cypress College Digital Cinema Film Festival 2010