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Media Communications - MDIA


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Conceptualize, plan, storyboard, shoot and edit video content. Analyze strategies for creating video concepts that attract an audience or meet client business goals and metrics.
  • Describe the entire process of making a video ad from conception to final output.
  • Explain the job of the video ad director and describe the key various roles of a crew.
  • Develop and write a script/screenplay that is properly formatted to your story’s genre.
  • Design storyboards using industry apps on your phone.
  • Explain the various stages of shooting an ad, including development, pre-production, production, and post-production.
  • Combine a variety of techniques to successfully shoot a compelling ad.
  • Interpret camera coverage and describe how each shot type contributes to the anatomy of a scene.
  • Utilize best practice techniques for shooting and conducting an interview, such as camera technique, make-up, optimum ways to record sound, attire, etc.
  • Explain what Error and Omissions (E&O) is and know when to get releases.
  • Utilize various types of editing styles/conventions to enhance the emotion of the ad.
  • Import various forms of file types for editing, including, QuickTime, mov, MP4, still images, and various audio file types.
  • Export videos to various codecs to meet client specifications. This includes strategically choosing a codec, such as H.264, .mov, .avi, or ProRes to accommodate compression goals, and then outputting at the appropriate size (1080, 720, or SD (standard definition).

Effective as of Winter 2016

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