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Digital Video Production

Course Description
This course covers video production techniques.  Students will create original video projects, learning skills in screenwriting, cinematography, sound engineering, editing and revising.  Other key topics include developing skills in interpersonal communication, time management, project planning, and teamwork. Students will develop a portfolio of work, learn to critique films and explore career and college pathways.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students learn the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking.
2. Students learn about historical and contemporary traditions and conventions in filmmaking.
3. Students learn technical skills and gain practical experiences in the production of film, video, and new media projects for business and entertainment.
4. Students learn and participate in the three stages of project creation. In pre-production, students learn the basic principles of story development, screenplay writing, storyboarding, scheduling and budget planning. Instruction in the production stage includes basic visual composition, color theory, set up and operation of camera, sound, and lighting equipment. Students learn to use cutting-edge software applications for video and audio post-production.