VACV231 Video Field Production
The Arts Department: 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
Course Learning Goals
- create video projects that demonstrate single-camera field production skills;
- edit raw footage creatively to tell a story;
- create a short documentary video;
- create a dramatic style program; and
- analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- introduction to field production cameras
- introduction to storyboarding and scripting
- introduction to digital tape and computer-based editing
- examination of editing techniques
- descriptions of system procedures, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting approaches for portable and studio-based equipment
- location production requirements
- post-production editing
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudent assessment is based on the successful completion of assigned projects, the presentation of projects, and the demonstrated use of appropriate vocabulary in oral critiques.
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