CCOG for MM 260 Summer 2024

Course Number:
MM 260
Course Title:
Video Foundations
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Course Description

Introduces digital video production, with a focus on the fundamentals of project planning, basic camera functions, shooting techniques, lighting principles, and audio recording fundamentals. Includes pre-production issues and production terminology. Reviews industry workflows for individual and small-crew projects. Prerequisites: MM 116, MM 235. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course should be able to:

  • Use digital video cameras, sound recording, and video lighting equipment at a basic technical level.
  • Identify individual roles, responsibilities, and workflows that contribute to effective teamwork and crew organization.
  • Plan the organization of procedures, techniques, and materials necessary for a video production.

Course Activities and Design

Materials will be presented via lectures, demonstrations, and reading assignments.  Students will learn and demonstrate their abilities through hands-on assignments and participation on video production crews

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student fulfillment of expected outcomes will be assessed using:  

  • A series of short video assignments;

  • Written quizzes;

  • Written assignments;

  • Practical exams in which the student demonstrates hands-on skills and abilities;

  • Observation by the instructor and other staff.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Activities & Design:

  • Setting up cameras
  • Setting up a light kit
  • Basic audio tools (microphones & headphones)
  • Filming an interview
  • Filming B-roll
  • Shot composition
  • Filming grammar
  • Training in basic Video / AV skills
  • Operating drones and recording video