A thorough foundation in video production techniques is needed in order to successfully produce video in a variety of settings. Students will learn the skills of pre-production, production and post-production for non-fiction and narrative filmmaking.
Film and television play an increasingly significant role in our day-to-day lives. Also the potential of filmmaking for promotional videos to develop company images, products, and services is increasingly appreciated by businesses in a variety of industries.
This course introduces students to the workflows and techniques in digital non-fiction and narrative video production. Key features include the techniques for pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Students will also become familiar with video production terminologies, best practices, and media production techniques.
- ICT 551 Video Production
- Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.
All instruction is instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:
- In Class - all classes are taught in a classroom lab.
- Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
- Blended - delivery is both in a classroom lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.
It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.
- Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).
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Course level learning Outcomes
- Practice digital video production concepts and techniques
- Employ the video production techniques used in pre-production, production, and post-production for non-fiction and narrative filmmaking
- Demonstrate an understanding of pre-production techniques including script/treatment and shotlist/storyboard
- Demonstrate an understanding production techniques including photography, lighting and sound
- Demonstrate an understanding of post-production techniques including picture and sound editing, titles, effects and transitions and distribution and exhibition.
- Produce a short single camera non-fiction video production
- Produce a short single camera narrative video production
Topics of Instruction
- Introduction to video production techniques and workflows for non-fiction and narrative filmmaking
- Pre-production Techniques
- Production Techniques
- Post-Production Techniques
- Picture & Sound Editing
- Titles, Effects & Transitions
- Distribution & Exhibition
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Recommendations and Requirements
Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.
Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.
Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.
- Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work, require no further introduction to these learning tools.
- Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
- Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
The projects in this course are short films, therefore, studentde should have access to a camera that shoots HD Video, such a smartphone, camcorder or DSLR Camera. An external microphone will be an asset.
Students will need access to software outside the classroom lab to enable work on assignments, projects, and other course work.
- This is practical course in filmmaking and does not requie a print textbook, however there will be recommended reading, viewing and resources may be available online.
- Online textbooks may be available from Safari Books Online (requires student registration).
It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.
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