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MMS 480 - Video Production I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Students will learn the proper use of cameras, lighting, lenses, sound and technology to create shots and digital video clips. Students will also learn the fundamentals of editing. A personal digital camera is required for this course; students will also be trained to operate professional-grade cameras.
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate basic camera operation
    1. Discus lenses and filters
    2. Explain white balance
    3. Explain exposure
    4. Examine focus
    5. Explain shutter use
    6. Discuss Camera and Shot stabilization
    7. Examine effective camera mounts and tripod and spreader use
    8. Demonstrate DSLR camera operation
    9. Demonstrate production video camera operation
    10. Demonstrate personal video camera operation
  2. Examine lighting techniques.
    1. Discuss the historical impact of video lighting
    2. Identify hard and soft lighting characteristics
    3. Explain lighting color
    4. Examine effective Fresnel instrument use including a sliding lamp
    5. Examine effective portable spot lamp use including a sliding lamp
    6. Examine effective scoop lamp use for soft lighting
    7. Examine effective professional florescent lamp use
    8. Discuss HMI lighting and its applications
    9. Examine effective lighting control using barn doors, scrim, umbrellas, gel, and bounce cards
    10. Demonstrate 3 light setup design for 3 dimensional effects in a two dimensional platform
    11. Discuss solutions to common lighting problems
  3. Demonstrate lens use to capture desired results.
    1. Demonstrate effective zoom actions using telephoto, normal and wide angle applications
    2. Explain focal length
    3. Discuss distance compression
    4. Discuss focus in relation to zoom images
    5. Examine a fisheye lends application
    6. Explain aperture settings and the effects on exposure
    7. Examine depth of field, and how to accomplish desired effects
  4. Create standard video shots
    1. Create close-ups and extreme close-ups
    2. Create long shots
    3. Create medium shots
    4. Analyze and discuss finding a new shot and editing verses zoom shots
    5. Examine high angle shots and low angle shots
    6. Describe headroom, looking room, lead room
    7. Explain and identify elements of composition
    8. Discuss straight and diagonal lines
    9. Describe toward and away shooting
    10. Demonstrate proper camera distance for desired results
  5. Describe the technology aspects associated with motion video
    1. Describe display and capture characteristics, including dots, scanning, pixels, resolution, graphics, aspect, ratio and keystone
    2. Discuss storage devices and characteristics
    3. Examine camera controls and features, including playback controls
    4. Discuss battery technology
    5. Discuss tripod types, fluid head, friction head and cam heads
    6. Examine dolly use and operation
    7. Discuss studio pedestal operation
    8. Demonstrate body mount shooting
    9. Examine how to properly use a jib arm
    10. Discuss camera crane use
    11. Examine the use of steady cam apparatus use for action shooting
    12. Explain contrast ratio
    13. Explain color properties and the additive properties of light
    14. Discuss visual effects, including supers, keys and character generators
    15. Examine After-Effects and 2-D Animation
    16. Examine 3-D graphics
  6. Create effective sound tracks
    1. Discuss the science of sound
    2. Explain sound frequencies
    3. Discuss microphone operation
    4. Discuss the qualities of Omnidirectional, Cardoid, Parabolic and Lavalier microphones
    5. Demonstrate correct microphone positioning
    6. Discuss the characteristics of boom mics and fishpole mics
    7. Describe wireless mic operation
    8. Demonstrate VU meter operation
    9. Discuss automatic gain control
    10. Explain fader operation
    11. Explain sound equalization
    12. Examine sound mixing
    13. Identify sound control connectors
    14. Discuss the proper sound cable application, XLR, phone, RCA, mini
  7. Demonstrate effective editing techniques
    1. Discuss the history of video production and how it changed people’s perceptions of life
    2. Discuss editing theory, creating amazing effects in the mind of the viewer
    3. Examine video sequencing, storytelling by putting shots together
    4. Examine wide, medium and close sequences
    5. Develop matched action sequencing for continuity
    6. Examine cutting on the action
    7. Explain and recognize jump cut
    8. Explain screen direction continuity and perceptions
    9. Discuss effective enter and exit editing
    10. Coordinate sound and picture for effective narration
    11. Examine the coordination of sound timing to enhance viewer interest
  8. Create a capstone video project.
    1. Assemble all the elements required to create a short video as assigned
    2. Examine pre-production activities
    3. Examine screen writing formats and scripts
    4. Develop story boards
    5. Develop shot lists
    6. Integrate digital video, sound, analog video and minor special effects to develop a short video that is designed to accomplish a predetermined goal
    7. Produce and edit a capstone video
    8. Develop a marketing trailer for the project
    9. Effectively present the project to a predetermined audience



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