VACV231 Video Field Production

Department of The Arts: Cinema/Video Production

I. Course Number and Title
VACV231 Video Field Production
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
VACV140 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
Work outside of class is required. Video equipment is available to students enrolled in this class. Equipment sign-out procedures are reviewed in class, and procedures include equipment damage and late fees.
VI. Catalog Course Description
Students practice single-camera, on-location, digital video-tape recording, and post-production, non-linear video editing. Students plan the location of shoots, practice storyboarding and scripting, and operate digital video cameras, microphones, lights, and tripods.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. create video projects that demonstrate single-camera field production skills;
    2. edit raw footage creatively to tell a story;
    3. create a short documentary video;
    4. create a dramatic style program; and
    5. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. introduction to field production cameras
    2. introduction to storyboarding and scripting
    3. introduction to digital tape and computer-based editing
    4. examination of editing techniques
    5. descriptions of system procedures, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting approaches for portable and studio-based equipment
    6. location production requirements
    7. post-production editing
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    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.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 5/07; Revised 10/2010; New Core 8/2015