INM255 - Video I

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Subject Title
Video I

Subject Description
This course is a practical introduction to the complete production cycle of video. Beginning with a basic introduction to the handling of basic production equipment, topics covered include: using the camera, framing and shooting techniques, approaching subjects, video formats, lighting, sound, editing with anon linear editing package, digital post-production and mastering. The course also includes an introduction to the use of video production with non-video digital media applications and efficient file conversion for online formats. This overview is approached as a simulated professional project, and includes an overview of project management and budgeting techniques.

Credit Status
Interactive Media Design Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the video formats used for television.

2. Operate a broadcast quality video camera.

3. Understand and demonstrate proper shot composition.

4. Work with others to complete an E.F.P. (electronic field production).

5. Understand and demonstrate the basic principles of editing.

6. Edit video using a non-linear editing package.

7. Understand and work within the limitations of digital compression.

8. Understand and be able to use the different digital formats.

9. Export audio for digital post production purposes.

10. Output to a variety of digital formats such as Blu-Ray and DVD.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.