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BCST 1260 - Professional Video Camera Operations

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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

Cost

$558.13

Fall 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 46292

Fri Sep 17 - Fri Dec 03 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 17 - Dec 03 Fri 10:00 - 13:00 BBY SE10 Rm. 162

Instructor

Sia Dezvareh

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$558.13

Notes

  1. * This DAYTIME course will be delivered both in-person for hands-on training and online for assignment delivery and feedback. You will be expected to attend the campus once a week for 2 hours. * Your own desktop or laptop computer, as well as A (32GB Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card up to 80MB) memory card AND headphones or earbuds with a 1/8” jack are all REQUIRED for the duration of this course. * The cameras which will be supplied for use during this course are Cannon XA30 and Sony Z150 4K.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 41240

Sun Sep 26 - Sun Nov 21 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 26 - Nov 21 Sun 11:00 - 16:00 BBY SE10 Rm. 161

Instructor

Paul Bennett

Course Outline

Cost

$558.13

Notes

  1. * 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 for the duration of this course. *No class October 10th
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 81238

Sun Jan 23 - Sun Mar 20 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 23 - Mar 20 Sun 11:00 - 16:00 BBY SE10 Rm. 161

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$558.13

Notes

  1. 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 for the duration of this course. STUDENTS WILL NEED TO ATTEND THE BURNABY CAMPUS TO BORROW CAMERAS AND SUPPLIES, unless they have equivalent gear of their own, or access to such items by borrowing or renting equipment. The cameras used in this course are Canon XA30. No class Feb 20.

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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 + Media

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

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