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BCST 1260 - Professional Video Camera Operations

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

Film captures the attention of audiences and brings stories to life. Having a solid foundation in camera skills is essential in this modern media age. This course is designed for students interested in the basics of video and film camera operation; Students will explore professional camera set up, lighting, sound recording and editing of scenes. The art of sequencing your shots to tell a story both technically and aesthetically is also introduced. The hands-on approach enables students to gain experience and confidence using a professional video camera to shoot popular scenes used in news, corporate, online and film production.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the proper procedures for setting up a camera.
  • Shoot a scene using correct white balance and differentiate colour balances.
  • Choose (and execute) the proper exposure of the camera given the lighting for a specific shot or sequence.
  • Explain how to professionally sequence a scene.
  • Use a microphone to capture professional quality audio.
  • Use a professional video camera to shoot a professional scene.
  • Compare and contrast different video camera types, and select the appropriate video camera given a specific scenario.
  • Properly set up a time code in a camera for the appropriate shooting scenario.

Effective as of Winter 2014

Related Programs

BCST 1260 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Video Production and Editing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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