MMVP1605 Videography and Directing

In this course students will develop and increase their camera skills, including hand-held operation, Electronic News Gathering (ENG) and Electronic Field Production (EFP) applications. Students will also be introduced to directing techniques, including single camera and multi-camera strategies.




MMVP1511 with a grade of C or better and MMVP1600 with a grade of "C" or better or instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Interpret scripts that will be used as a guide for a production
Create a written project based on the work of a famous director
Demonstrate the use of studio camera movements
Demonstrate the set up and of a two or three camera studio production
Direct a team during all phases of a video production
Demonstrate the use of lighting instruments
Demonstrate the use of audio instruments
Create a background set for a 30-minute program
Identify directing communication techniques
Create a script for a 30-minute program
Operate the teleprompter for a `live` program
Edit a 30-minute talk show program
Demonstrate the techniques associated with switching as a technical director
Demonstrate the techniques associated with studio camera operation
Identify floor director communication techniques
Serve as a floor director during a 30-minute program
Serve as camera operator during a 30-minute program
Identify audio mixer parts and best practices
Serve as audio technician during a 30-minute program
Examine 30-minute programs and make suggestions for future programs

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details