650 Video Production and Communication II

1 semester, ½ credit (may be taken both semesters for 1 credit)

Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors

Prerequisites: B or better in Video Production I and/or permission of instructor

This class allows students to build on and refine the skills and knowledge that they acquired in Video Production I. Students will assume management roles; Producer, Director and Floor Manager for the morning news show as well as on additional projects. This is a hands-on class that is designed to instruct the students in producing creative work in a journalistic setting. Professionalism, journalistic writing skills, hands on use of technical equipment and meeting deadlines will be stressed.


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

Video II

  1. apply decision making skills in working with limited time and resources
  2. demonstrate teamwork, leadership, self-direction and motivation
  3. create effective oral, written and multi-media communication

Video III

  1. exercise personal responsibility to meeting high standards and goals for oneself and others
  2. serve as mentor for Video II and below students
  3. collaborate with team members in problem solving

Video IV

  1. demonstrate abilities in digital video media that exceed course objectives as designed in conjunction with the teacher.
  2. Serve as a mentor for Video III and below.



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

  1. How to set up and operate a three camera television production studio
  2. How to utilize effectively all digital technology elements in the studio and MacLab
  3. How to analyze the use of lighting, sound, and composition in creating digital media
  4. How to create completed video packages using iMovie software on Mac computers
  5. How to plan and organize a video shoot, including crew and equipment needs
  6. How to identify the elements of journalistic writing


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