VACV135 Video Studio Production I (formerly COMV135)

Department of The Arts: Cinema/Video Production

I. Course Number and Title
VACV135 Video Studio Production I (formerly COMV135)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
Work outside of class is required. Departmental equipment is used in this class. Equipment sign-out procedures are reviewed in class and include consequences of equipment damage and assessment of late fees.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course introduces students to the equipment and techniques of video studio production from planning through scripting to taping. A series of exercises and individual projects provide a foundation for personal expression in various video formats.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals
    2. Students will:
      1. demonstrate an understanding of television studio facilities and equipment including studio lights, cameras, switchers, recorders and audio tools;
      2. build effective teams to create projects in the video studio;
      3. demonstrate an understanding in scripting, directing and producing video segments;
      4. demonstrate an understanding of professional attitudes, leadership skills, and creativity in all phases of the production process; and
      5. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. demonstration and explanation studio production equipment
    2. introduction to scripting and formatting
    3. explanation of project management techniques
    4. explanation of the roles and responsibilities of various crew positions
    5. development of ideas into scripts
    6. production of video segments
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Student assessment is based on the successful completion of assigned projects, the presentation of projects, and the demonstrated use of appropriate vocabulary in oral critiques.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 3/07; revised 3/2010