Classifiers Self Study Program 3: Cinematic Techniques and Spatial Relationships

This program is only available online. To order, add it to your shopping cart above. At checkout, login to your account (or create an account if necessary). To access the program any time from any device connected to the internet, go to, login with your password, then click on “My Programs” at the top of the page. You will see the Classifiers Self Study Series Program 3 listed. Click on the title to start the program. To earn CEUs, follow the instructions in the program.

Treehouse Video is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.  Classifiers Self-Study Program 3 – Cinematic Techniques and Spatial Relationships is offered for 0.5 Professional Studies (PS) CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.


By the time you finish working with this program, you will have:

  • learned the form and function of classifiers in general
  • been exposed to vocabulary for specific types of classifiers
  • seen examples of Entity, Trace and Handle classifiers
  • been able to identify Non-Manual Signals (NMS) and distinguish between those that carry linguistic information and those that show affect
  • practiced along with the texts, or independent of them, using all the major features of ASL covered in this program


Once you successfully complete the quiz at the end of the program, you will be given instructions for submitting your Completion Code and Evaluation Form.  Upon receipt of this information, Treehouse Video will process and report your 0.5 PS CEUs to RID and send you a Certificate of Completion no later than the fifteenth day of the month following the month your materials were received.  For example, if you submitted your Completion Code and Evaluation form in March, your CEUs will be processed no later than April 15.  The report to RID and Certificate of Completion  will indicate the date your materials were received.


Please note, when you place the program in your shopping cart and check out, you will be asked to agree to the Terms of Service, including the following:

I certify that this activity represents a valid and verifiable Continuing Education Experience that exceeds routine employment responsibilities.

I understand that the materials provided in this program are not to be copied to any computers except those owned by me.

I understand that these materials are intended for the purpose of my individual study and continuing education.

I understand that I can earn no more than 0.5 CEUs for this program, and that the CEUs cannot be awarded to me until I notify Treehouse Video LLC with my RID Member Number, the Completion Code that will appear at the completion of the program, and an evaluation form for the program.


Lecture – Dr. Marlon Kuntze “Terminology for Describing Classifiers” – 17 min.
Exercises – Figure and Ground, Mt. St. Helens, Volcano
Analysis – Film Clip Analysis (Toy Story) with lecture by Dr. Marlon Kuntze

Sign Language interpreters can earn 0.5 Professional Studies CEUs from RID using this program. Based on the full curriculum, each program in this series is self-paced, provides instant feedback, and contains practice material for use beyond the scope of the training.  Although you could start with any of the programs, the series is cumulative, and your learning will be maximized by starting with the first program and using the others in numerical order.

ISBN 1-932501-25-8 (CLS3)

Item CLS3

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  • 0.5 CEUs