This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of video production and editing. Students will learn the terminology and skills needed to create a short moving image project (nonfiction/documentary, fiction, or experimental) from concept to completion. Screenings, readings, and creative exercises will support the development of these abilities. Specific production skills students will gain include: sound and camera recording techniques; interviewing, directing and producing skills; and basic editing concepts using Adobe Premiere Pro.
By the end of the course, students will have completed a seriesof production exercises and a short project, and will have an understanding of what it takes to conceive, plan, andrecord a short moving image piece.This course will be taught primarily online using Canvas for lectures, lesson materials and discussions, streaming platforms for screenings, and synchronous online (Zoom) classes for discussing materials and sharing projects. In addition, there will be one weekend of required, in-person, hands-on instruction (tentative schedule: full days on Saturday and Sunday, in week 4 OR 5). Students will also be required to come to campus in week 1 or 2 to check out camera and sound equipment.
No prior knowledge of film/video is required, but those with experience are encouraged to take the course which can be scaled appropriately to their skill level. Students must have a reliable, hi-speed computer to run editing software and Office 365 programs and hi-speed internet for Zoom classes and uploading footage.
Students who wish to enter this course with a project idea should consider taking Writing for Film and Video with the same faculty in Fall 2022. This course is a suggested follow-up offering for students studying live-action film in Fall 2022’s Media Intensive with Hayes and Meeker.`