DMA 108 Video Production Fundamentals • 5 Cr.
Class title change starting Summer 2013
Video Fundamentals • 5 Cr.
Introduces the use of video across media through instruction and hands-on experiences. Students study video technologies, basic equipment operation, video composition, basic lighting and audio production, delivery platforms and standards, and visual storytelling while gaining an understanding of the pre-production, production and post-production phases of media development. Recommended prerequisites (or concurrent enrollment): DMA 100, DMA 102, DMA 103. Either DMA 108 or VIDEO 112 may be taken for credit but not both.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Accurately describe the activities and purpose of pre-production, production and post-production phases of media project development
- Use storyboards as planning tools
- Describe the basic processes of scriptwriting
- Display an understanding of filming techniques
- Describe the principles of aspect ratio, frame rate & resolution
- Display familiarity with basic lighting principles
- Utilize digital video editing software
- Perform basic editorial capture, organization and output strategies
- Create simple titles and effects for video
- Describe video delivery platforms and standards and the impact these have on design decisions