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