Introduces learners to the audio-visual vocabulary, tools and technology utilized in motion picture production, post-production and animation through a mix of lecture, video screenings and discussion. Learners will be exposed to a variety of videos, films, genres and technical innovations. This course provides a basic understanding of critical theories and communication principles necessary for anyone pursuing a career in film/video/animation production.
Introduces professional lighting equipment, lighting techniques and cinema camera operation for use on studio projects. Learners will manipulate light to create a variety of effects in a diverse set of scenarios and utilize different types of cinema camera equipment, support tools and techniques for use in studio projects. Learners will examine advanced equipment, vocabulary and techniques unique to the studio environment including the use of green screen, creation of camera movement and working in a variety of crew positions to support a production.
Develops non-linear editing techniques through hands-on project applications using professional post-production software. Learners will utilize advanced editing concepts and techniques to create polished video projects for publishing on the web. In this course learners will edit documentary, narrative and music video footage and utilize effects filters and titling to complete professional edits.
Applies video production tools and techniques in the creation of video content for social media marketing. Learners explore the various ways that video is used for marketing across social media platforms, how to develop original video concepts for social media campaigns, and how to use consumer video production tools to create compelling video content for social media. Learners will create an original video product for use in a social media marketing campaign.
Explores professional visual effects software for the effective completion of professional post-production design applications. Learners will explore compositing tools, video effects, motion tracking, filters, 3D lighting and camera effects, and color grading techniques in the creation of enhanced visuals.
Develops the pre-production components for video or animation assignments. Learners develop the blueprints for effective and manageable video and animation projects by developing concepts, creating loglines, examining principles of storytelling, outlining, script formatting, preparing for documentary production, examining linear vs. non-linear structures, creating a production plan and budget, scheduling and storyboarding.
Develops a creative process by imagining, sharing, revising, and reflecting on their dream project. Throughout this process, they consider technology, technique, and taste, the breadth of their knowledge, and how it impacts their visual style. Later, they apply this creative process to explore how personal and assignment-based projects could move beyond the formulaic approach using their creativity and available resources.
Introduces the process and workflow of video production from concept to completion by translating story ideas into compelling cinematic language through storyboarding, shot-list, cinematography, and post-production. Learners explore the five elements of film language for visual storytelling while learning the fundamentals of camera operation, audio capture and video editing.
Introduces the equipment, vocabulary and techniques unique to shooting video projects outside of the studio setting. Learners will utilize professional cameras and lenses to complete a short documentary project. Emphasis will be placed on interview techniques, use of natural light, capturing production audio, location scouting, shooting b-roll and improvisation.