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DM113:  INTRO DIGITAL VIDEO


Course Description

Introduction to the aesthetic and technical aspects of single camera digital video recording, non-linear editing, visual effect generation, and production of video (and associated audio) using the personal computer equipped with specialized production equipment (e.g. High Definition camcorder and DSLRs, lighting, glide cam) plus software such as Final Cut Pro, Motion, and After Effects. Also considered will be the preparation of digital video for distribution in interactive media such as CDs, DVDs, mobile devices, and the World Wide Web. Students will produce a final video project for distribution in various media formats. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: CSIS 1 or CSIS 2/2L or equivalent computer experience.


Learning Outcomes

  • Define, then analyze digital video/audio requirements for a digital/multi media project.
  • Plan the video production using standard preproduction techniques.
  • Understand and use modern video camcorders and accessory equipment to capture footage for a short video project as defined in #1 above.
  • Student will be able to create and produce time-based visual art and sound.
  • Complete video project and prepare for distribution via broadcast, DVD/BD, web, and mobile devices.
  • Will reflect on their visual story from the point of view as a client and an observer and discuss it in terms of morality, ethics of using others material (copyright law), and the social relevance to the intended audience.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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