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Digital Video Production

DVP 120 Camera and Lighting Techniques for Digital Video Production

2-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course provides study of video camera operation and lighting techniques as they relate to digital video production. Students will review the basics of video production theory and practice, compare digital and analog technologies, use advanced devices and techniques for controlling the video camera, learn advanced concepts of the moving camera, and practice types and varieties of shots used in professional production. They will also study camera mechanisms and electronics pertaining to professional cameras and accessories and gain practical experience using different professional grade cameras to videotape interviews, location "B-roll" footage, groups and theatrical productions. This course also covers the advanced techniques of lighting and provides practical experience with a variety of advanced lighting techniques, including on-camera, key with fill, and three point lighting as well as available light control.
Prerequisite:
PHOT 104 with a B or better.
Additional course fee: $75.

DVP 130 Audio Techniques for Digital Video Production

2-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course includes in-depth exploration of audio theory, comparison between digital and analog technologies, advanced theory regarding analog and digital recording devices and microphone design and operation, techniques for acquiring professional quality audio for digital video productions, duties of the audio crew member, and practical experience acquiring audio for productions such as interviews, large groups, voice over narrations and theatrical productions. It concludes with the compilation of a digital portfolio of audio acquisition examples.
Prerequisite: PHOT 104 with a B or better.
Additional course fee: $75.

DVP 140 Video Editing Techniques for Digital Video Production

2-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course covers editing techniques as they relate to digital video production. It includes a foundation in the basics of video editing theory, the history and development of editing techniques, similarities and differences between editing for motion pictures and editing for video, comparison between the digital and analog technologies, fundamentals of analog (linear) and digital (non-linear) editing techniques, overview of non-linear editing software, and basic techniques needed to complete the editing of a video production (preparation, assembly, transitions and effects, and outputs), and practical experience editing productions such as interviews, large groups, voice over narrations and theatrical productions. This course concludes with the compilation of the demo reel of basic editing examples.
Prerequisite: PHOT 104 with a B or better.
Additional course fee: $75.

DVP 150 Producing and Directing Techniques for Digital Video Production

2-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

This is a course in the fundamentals of producing and directing techniques used in digital video production. It includes an overview of the field from the early days of silent films to today's complex productions. Using state of the art technology students have an opportunity to learn and practice the professional skills and techniques needed to produce and direct interviews and electronic news gathering (ENG) sequences, as well as theatrical productions. The course concludes with the compilation of a demo reel.
Prerequisite: PHOT 104 with B or better.
Additional course fee: $75.

DVP 210: Advanced Techniques for Digital Video Production

0-6-4
Credit Hours: 4

This is a course in advanced digital video production focusing on the skills needed to complete professional digital video productions pertaining to location and studio programs. The students will produce material including short documentaries, interviews, news events, and studio productions such as news and variety shows and music videos. In this course students will rotate through the roles of a production team while producing projects some of which may be broadcast on CCPTV.
Prerequisites: DVP 120, 130, 140, and 150.
Additional course fee: $115.

DVP 240: Advanced Editing Techniques for Digital Video Production

2-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in DVP 140, while introducing advanced editing techniques including compositing footage, color balancing, chroma-keying, advanced effects, and sound mixing and manipulation. Students will also be introduced to animation techniques, title sequence animation, video compression, and DVD authoring. This course concludes with the compilation of a reel that demonstrates mastery of advanced editing techniques.
Prerequisites: DVP 140.
Additional course fee: $75.

Unless otherwise noted, all college level courses require English 101 placement.