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Professional Video Camera Operations BCST 1260

Broadcast Communications Course

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.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$570.55

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of BCST 1260 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 46292

Duration

Fri Sep 16 - Fri Dec 16 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46292
  • $570.55
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Dec 16 Fri 10:00 - 13:00 Burnaby SE10 Rm. 162
Instructor

Sia Dezvareh

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$570.55

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. A (32GB Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card up to 80MB) memory card and headphones or earbuds with a 1/8” jack are required. Professional level cameras are used in this course. There will be no class on September 30th and November 11th.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of BCST 1260 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 81238

Duration

Sun Jan 22 - Sun Mar 19 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 81238
  • $570.55
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 22 - Mar 19 Sun 11:00 - 16:00 Burnaby SE10 Rm. 161
Instructor

Reinecken Reinecken de Araujo

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$570.55

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. A (32GB Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card up to 80MB) memory card and headphones or earbuds with a 1/8” jack are required. Professional level cameras are used in this course. There will ne no class on February 19th.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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

Professional Video Camera Operations (BCST 1260) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Video Production and Editing
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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