Video Journalism is an introductory course in journalism storytelling in which the student conceives, shoots and edits the story. The focus is on solid communication skills and how to function as an effective journalist while producing the story from beginning to end. This is a hands-on course involving writing and presentation skills, camera work and editing on final cut pro.
This course was retired after the Fall 2018 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Identify, research, and prepare focussed story proposals/pitches.
Go to the needed locations, acquire properly produced footage of interviews and story elements using digital video camera, lights and audio equipment.
Using edit software, ingest, edit, write, voice, and output the completed story.
Apply the principles of good composition to enhance visual storytelling.
Apply the principles of sequencing to enhance visual storytelling.
Understand the principles of microphone use and audio production.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2010
BCST 1187 is offered as a part of the following programs: