2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog 
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2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DDSGN 170 Fundamentals of Video Production (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled General Transfer Elective
Course Description
The study of video production techniques utilizes current and historical elements of design and composition theory to introduce digital formats such as video, still images, sound, and music into digital production.

Course Content
A. History of film and video production
B. Pre-Production elements including: story treatment, scriptwriting, and storyboarding.
C. Production elements including: screen composition, lighting, and sound.
D. Post-Production elements including: editing, color corrections, and on-screen effects.
E. Composition Theory.
F. Analysis and evaluation of various video productions.
G. Delivery platforms, including streaming.
H. User Interface Theory.
I. Philosophy and ethics in film and video production.
J. Career options and the job market.

Student Outcomes
1. Examine the history of film and video.

2. Write in industry standard script and draft in storyboard formats.

3. Practice various composition techniques and apply the theory behind them.

4. Capture and record audio and video signals in digital formats.

5. Edit and re-master video files and digital audio on the computer.

6. Compress and convert digital audio and video into various delivery platforms.

7. Evaluate the philosophy, aesthetics and technical quality of various productions and their appeal to the intended audience.

8. Compare and contrast various interface theories and practices.

9. Research career options in digital audio/video.
10. Comply with ethics related to the use of audio and video copyrighted materials.

Degree Outcomes
Effective Communication: Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.

Lecture Contact Hours 50
Lab Contact Hours 0
Clinical Contact Hours 0
Total Contact Hours 50

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