Digital Video Production
This course is expected to run but has not yet been scheduled.
Digital video production is for budding movie-makers with an emphasis on experimentation in the use of the video medium. The primary goal of the course is to serve as a foundation for further exploration in digital video artwork and storytelling. Students will write, direct, act, shoot, and edit short videos, with beginning and intermediate instruction. We will cover the fundamentals of shooting, sound, lighting, and editing, among other production issues. Students will form production teams and put these techniques into practice.
We will work in Brown's fully-equipped Multimedia Lab and shoot on location on the Brown campus using digital camcorders; we will edit digitally with iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Demos on camera use, lighting, sound capture, and digital editing techniques will take place during the first week of the course. Group discussions and one-on-one help will be provided as needed. We will do group screenings and critiques of completed projects; in addition to critiquing work, we will use these sessions as a way to revisit the ideas presented earlier, and explore what worked and what didn't. Each student will have the option to take home a copy of the finished production on DVD, or to encode for sharing on the web. This should prove to be an exciting and fun-filled learning experience!
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