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CCOG for MM 266 Fall 2023

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Course Number:
MM 266
Course Title:
Post-Production: Color Correction
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Course Description

Introduces the process of color correction, enhancements and effects of video materials using professional level color correction software. Includes color grading, color matching, lighting, and production workflow. Prerequisites: MM 239 or instructor permission, and WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Define the tasks of processes of color grading.
  • Evaluate video materials to determine strategies for color correction.
  • Produce color corrected video materials.
  • Determine and evaluate production workflow for color correction, enhancements and effects.

Course Activities and Design

  • The material in this course will be presented in a classroom lecture/discussion/demonstration format, and in class hands-on exercises.
  • There will be short assignments weekly, which may be partially completed in class. Also, a longer assignment, which demonstrates techniques and skills, developed in the course.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Projects will be the major criteria for evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on creativity, presentations, meeting assigned deadlines, and participation in
critiques. Additional methods of assessment may include quizzes, exercises, assignments, and attendance.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Project planning

Story boarding

Industry terminology

Matching lighting

Consistent perspective

Sources of background imagery

Compositing methods                        

Publishing projects

Industry standards