647 Video Production and Communication I

1 semester, ½ credit

Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors

This course is designed to teach the basics of digital video production in a journalistic based broadcast setting. Instruction is provided in a hands on environment to explore and learn the basics skills required for creating digital media. These include: operating equipment, script-writing, directing, producing, reporting and on-air performance. In addition students will work to improve interpersonal and self-directional skills.




By the completion of this course, students will be able to...

  1. identify all studio and ENG equipment and its proper use and care
  2. use basic camera shots to tell a video story
  3. construct a properly composed video shot
  4. explain the principals used to achieve good lighting
  5. perform on air as anchor and/or reporter in a professional manner
  6. collect and interpret research material in order to write a news story
  7. use basic editing skills to construct a video news story
  8. operate a variety of sound capturing devices
  9. perform all of the roles in the studio to produce a live broadcast
  10. participate in the researching, writing and production of an ENG report



 By the completion of this course, students will know...

  1. identification and use of all studio and ENG equipment without assistance
  2. how to construct a quality video story
  3. explanation of a well composed shot 
  4. how to set up three point lighting 
  5. performance above grade level 
  6. to write superior news story according to the rubric
  7. proper editing of a video without assistance
  8. identification and utilization of all sound equipment
  9. consistentcy in improving performance in studio roles
  10. how to produce and ENG report that meets the highest standards



This curriculum last updated on January 27, 2021, by the Fine Arts Department.