The Video Production Associate Degree program provides a comprehensive overview of the equipment, concepts and techniques needed to design, produce and edit effective professional video products and introduces the primary tools needed for the creation of 2D and 3D animation projects. Specific areas covered in the program include pre-production processes: story development, scripting, storyboarding, scheduling and budgeting; production techniques: camera operation, lighting, interviewing, audio recording; and post-production workflow: capturing, editing, motion-graphics, sound design, rendering, outputting and publishing. The program focuses on providing students with the hands-on technical skills necessary to create professional video products and to work in a variety of audio-visual media production and post-production capacities. Potential occupations include: Independent Video Professional, Video Producer, Documentary Filmmaker, Video Editor, Sound Recordist, Post-Production Supervisor, Freelance Videographer, Camera Operator, Production Assistant, Motion Graphics Designer, Animator, Creative Director, Video Archivist, Media Manager, Video Technician.
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Approximate Cost$12,441 (Tuition: $10135, Books: $2306)
Average Starting Salary$29,299 Annually, based on the 2015 NTC Graduate Employment Report.
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- Demonstrate effective storytelling principles in created projects
- Utilize professional video production equipment and post-production software
- Perform advanced editing techniques in the completion of professional videos
- Execute a video project from pre-production through post-production
- Create basic 2D, 3D and text-based animations
- Publish short video documents to DVD and the Internet
- Create effective Narrative, Commercial, Instructional and Documentary Video products
- Independent Video Professional
- Video Producer
- Documentary Filmmaker
- Video Editor
- Sound Recordist
- Post-Production Supervisor
- Freelance Videographer
- Camera Operator
- Production Assistant
- Motion Graphics Designer
- Creative Director
- Video Archivist
- Media Manager
- Video Technician
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