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MACA 1400 - Introduction to Digital Video

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: None

(3 credit hrs prior to Fall 2005)

A practical hands‑on course introducing the use of digital video equipment for studio and location applications. Pre‑production planning, camera operations, lighting, audio acquisition, and editing techniques are covered. Emphasizing teamwork, students will work in each position of a production crew. Students use college provided digital video equipment and non‑linear editing suites to produce effective video programming.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of terms and digital technologies as they apply to video production.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Develop a working knowledge of digital video theory and technologies.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to plan, script, and shoot one-camera video production projects.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Script and storyboard projects in pre-production.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to edit video project in a non-linear environment.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Capture video for assigned projects.
  2. Capture sound for assigned projects.
  3. Download and edit projects on non-linear editing systems.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to produce projects to a variety of media formats.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Produce projects in a variety of media formats using diverse applications.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate how to prepare video in various file formats for clients.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Compile projects in a variety of media formats and deliverables.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Week 1. Introduction, course goals and objectives, grading and attendance policy, assignment of equipment, procedures on equipment use and care. Material and supply list.

Week 2. Lecture: Video technology. Non-broadcast video theory, vocabulary and equipment. Present and potential applications of the technologies.

Week 3. Lecture: Production staff: duties, responsibilities of crew and video team will be examined.

Assignment: Production crews are formed and assignments made for first project.

Week 4. Lecture: Camera operations. Basic controls of camera and audio equipment. Basic lighting for studio and field productions. Balance mix lighting.

Week 5. Lecture: Single camera video productions. Basic shooting techniques. Use of video continuity. Assignment: Shoot a short video demonstrating the proper use of the four basic shots.

Week 6. Lecture: Recording sound. Use of on and off camera microphones. Wired and cordless microphones. Monitoring sound and why.

Week 7. Lecture: Basic shot composition. Establishing shot, medium shot, and close-ups. General rule of shot composition. Tilt, Pan, Truck, and Zoom.

Assignment: Shoot a short video demonstrating the proper use of on and off camera microphones.

Week 8. Lecture: Studio lighting. One, two, and three-point lighting.

Week 9. Lecture: Pre-Production Planning. Script writing. Storyboarding.

Week 10. Lecture: Script approval. Planning the shoot. Managing the shoot.

Week 11. Lecture: Planning Your Edit. Introduction to editing.

Week 12. Lecture: Shooting the projects.

Week 13. Lecture: Post-Production. Editing digital projects.

Week 14. Lecture: Editing continues.

Week 15. Lecture: Voice over. Backing up and safeguarding your files.

Week 16. Review for exam.

Final exam.

Final grades and equipment maintenance.


Primary Faculty
Marquez, Yoselyn
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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