Course Content and Outcome Guide for MM 238
- Course Number:
- MM 238
- Course Title:
- Creating Professional DVD-Video
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- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionIntroduces creation of custom DVD-Video using professional level authoring software. Integrates video with audio, graphics, and other assets. Develops custom navigation, menus, chapters, and interactivity. Encodes uncompressed audio into highly compressed Dolby digital AC-3 streams, and incorporates it into the DVD authoring software. Prerequisites: MM 140 and MM 235, or instructor permission. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students will be able to:
Manage DVDVideo production and workstation to include workflow, scheduling, and budgeting and installation, operation, and maintenance of a DVDVideo authoring workstation.
Design, specify, storyboard and bid on the completion of an interactive DVDVideo title.
Create, prepare, and encode video, audio, and graphic content as DVDVideo assets.
Author DVDVideo projects incorporating title, still & motion menus, multiple tracks, chapters, stories, alternate audio streams, subtitles, slideshows, and web links.
Test, debug, and evaluate a DVDVideo project identifying items for improvement and implement changes.
Archive production assets and project files.
Course Activities and Design
This course will be presented with varied forms of lecture, demonstration, practical exercise and review, in order to provide the information necessary for you to complete a final project. Each class will begin with a lecture covering specific concepts, ideas, and methods to illustrate daily learning objectives. After each lecture the class will follow along with practical exercises that help demonstrate the concepts, ideas, and methods presented.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The completion of a final project will determine the majority of the grade. However, a combination of attendance, in-class participation, and weekly assignment completion will be factored into the final grade. Students will also be required to complete time sheets documenting out-of-class and lab hours spent on final projects.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
DVD physical formats
DVD logical formats
Planning, storyboarding, and scheduling
Preparing graphics with Photoshop
Still Layered menu
Motion Overlay menu
QuickTime/Final Cut Pro/Compressor
Audio formats, bit depth, sample rate
Audio sample rate conversion
Dolby Digital (AC-3) encoding using A.Pack
5.1 surround recording, mixing, mastering and encoding
The Menu Editor
Markers, Chapters, Stories
Multiple Angles, Multiple Audio Streams
Building & formatting
Previewing & testing with DVD Player
Test, debug and repair
Final output to disc