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ICT 552 Video Production Techniques

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Course Description

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. 


Course Details

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.


Prerequisites

  • ICT 551 Video Production
  • Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Instructional Delivery

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.

Registration

  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

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
    • Treatment/Script
    • Shotlist/Storyboard
  • Production Techniques
    • Directing
    • Photography
    • Lighting
    • Sound
  • Post-Production Techniques
    • Picture & Sound Editing
    • Titles, Effects & Transitions
    • Distribution & Exhibition

 

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Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

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.

Delivery Formats

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.

Required Tools

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. 

Required Software

Students will need access to software outside the classroom lab to enable work on assignments, projects, and other course work.

Textbooks

  • 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).

Attendance

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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Prerequisites

  • ICT 551 Video Production
  • Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

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Proficiencies

  • 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.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 552 - 005 Video Production Techniques  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
12 Jan 2017 to 16 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY 

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in a Lab at the University of Calgary main Campus

PREREQUISITES

ICT 551 Video Production

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 


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