Video Production

Creative Media Consortium

Introduction to Digital Video – CM 120

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this course, students develop basic video production skills. The course emphasizes the technical aspects of digital cinematography and sound recording, plus fundamentals of field production in terms of conceptual development, planning, writing, storyboarding, editing and project management. Students also learn the basic rules of visual composition, sequencing and storytelling.

This course follows a lecture/lab format. The lecturer; an accomplished expert in the discipline, describes and demonstrates new skills, and then during the lab portion of the course, coaches until students successfully demonstrate the new skills without assistance.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing “Introduction to Digital Video”, students will be able to:

  1. Define and apply design elements and principles to create basic digital cinematography (video) programs.
  2. Write scripts for basic video programs.
  3. Plan the production of basic video programs.
  4. Safely use video, lighting and sound equipment to create basic video programs.
  5. Use editing software to create basic video programs.
  6. Develop measurable objectives and gauge the effectiveness of video programs.
  7. Create a web-based, user-friendly, visually-appealing Digital Portfolio that displays video programs.
  8. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication and collaborative skills.

Intermediate Digital Video – CM 121

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course examines the technical and aesthetic issues of digital video production at the intermediate level. Lessons include production management, directing actors, script writing, storyboard production, video camera operation, sound recording, lighting and editing techniques. Working individually and collaboratively, students use professional video cameras, lights, audio equipment and editing software to produce commercial-quality video programs.

This course follows a lecture/lab format. The lecturer; an accomplished expert in the discipline, describes and demonstrates new skills, and then during the lab portion of the course, coaches until students successfully demonstrate the new skills without assistance.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing “Intermediate Digital Video”, students will be able to:

  1. Apply profesional design elements and principles to create commercial-quality video programs.
  2. Write scripts for commercial-quality video programs.
  3. Plan the production, record and edit commercial-quality video programs.
  4. Safely use industry-standard video, lighting and sound equipment to create commercial-quality video programs.
  5. Create a web-based, user-friendly, visually-appealing Digital Portfolio that displays video programs.
  6. Using industry-standard measurement processes, evaluate and gauge the effectiveness of completed video programs.
  7. Consistently demonstrate exceptional interpersonal communication and collaborative skills.