This course covers all the elements of commercial production, studio production and field production for news and sports. In addition, a strong foundation is provided for documentary production. A thorough understanding will be gained in all areas of television and video equipment operation. Videography and digital editing are studied and practiced in depth.
Through lecture, demonstration and practice, students acquire complete skills to do all types of television field and studio production. A full understanding is gained in the operation of the various pieces of equipment used in producing a live television news, sports or interview show. Concepts of the sequence and timing of live events are also covered thoroughly in both a classroom and studio setting.
The course includes an in-depth study of television commercial production. Heavy emphasis is placed on digital video editing using professional-level editing software including AVID and Final Cut. In addition, students will be exposed to more advanced techniques in television studio production such as extensive usage of the switcher, including “keying” graphics and text, chroma-keying and the use of effects, dissolves and wipes. Through lecture, demonstration and practice, students acquire complete skills to do all types of television and video production. The course is designed to advance students to entry-level positions for the various behind-the-scenes jobs in a television station or at a video production company. Experience and knowledge are gained in the field, studios and classroom.
At the conclusion of this course students will produce a final tape or “demo reel” with which to demonstrate skills to prospective employers. The course concludes with an externship appropriate to student interest and ability.