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BCST 1190 - Video Journalism - The Backpack Journalist

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

In this introductory course, you will explore the basics of finding and telling a compelling visual story from conception to final edit. You will focus on using a video camera, both creatively and technically, as well as the basics of digital video editing. Along with shooting and editing your own story, you will develop entry level presentation and interviewing skills so you are comfortable working both in front of and behind the camera. This is a hands-on course involving writing, shooting, editing and presentation skills. At the completion of the course, you will be equipped with many of the skills needed to begin exploring the world of the "Backpack Journalist".

Credits

3.0

Cost

$401.97

Spring/Summer 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

CRN 64192

Sat Jun 03 - Sun Jun 18 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 03 - Jun 18 Sat/Sun 10:00 - 16:30 BBY SE10 Rm. 240

Instructor

Alan Waterman

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$401.97

Notes

  1. This course runs for 3 consecutive weekends, Saturday & Sunday. *REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS: Students are required to supply for their own use, a (minimum) 64 gig Mac compatible flash or hard drive and SD card (not microSD), with minimum 16Gb and Class 10 speed.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the elements that make up a good television story
  • Find, research and prepare TV stories
  • Use a video camera and related audio equipment to shoot a television story
  • Perform on-camera and record a voice-over
  • Write a broadcast-style script
  • Edit video footage into a compelling TV story using digital editing software

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

BCST 1190 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Advanced Entertainment Media Performance
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion
  2. Citizen Journalism
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion
  3. Sports Media Performance
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion

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