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Multi-Camera Production   (RTV-457)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Orientation and practice in producing, writing, designing, and directing sight and sound projects using the multi-camera shooting and editing style.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate and demonstrate familiarity with multi-camera production tools and techniques
  • Assess effective use of those tools and techniques by providing examples and analysis of the examples provided
  • Create a script, shot list and camera moves list for a commercial to be produced
  • Discuss the process of executing your plan effectively in a TV studio

 
Single-Camera Production   (RTV-357)   3.00 s.h.  
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Orientation and practice in producing, writing, designing, and directing sight and sound projects using the single camera shooting and editing style. 
Digital Camera I   (PHO-363)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Camera technology utilized for digital photography. Photographs submitted with assignments must be made with cameras that have controls for exposure, shutter speed, and ISO; variable focal lengths either through zoom or interchangeable lenses; setting for macro (close-up) photography; and built in flash or hot shoe for external flash. Photographs made with cell phones, tablets, or video cameras in still mode, are not acceptable without prior approval of the mentor. (3.00 sh)


Note: Photographs submitted with assignments must be made with cameras that have controls for exposure, shutter speed, and ISO; variable focal lengths either through zoom or interchangeable lenses; setting for macro (close-up) photography; and built in flash or hot shoe for external flash. Photographs made with cell phones, tablets, or video cameras in still mode, are not acceptable without prior approval of the mentor.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Credit will be awarded for demonstration of competency in areas to include exposure, shutter speed, focus, depth of field, framing, composition, lighting (including flash).
  • Knowledge of appropriate ISO settings for different lighting situations; special techniques such as panning and blurred motion; night photography; basic post exposure digital adjustments such as removing red eye, correcting problems with contrast and color, and cropping.
  • Photographs submitted with assignments must be made with cameras that have controls for exposure, shutter speed, and ISO; variable focal lengths either through zoom or interchangeable lenses; setting for macro (close-up) photography; and built in flash or hot shoe for external flash.
  • Photographs made with cell phones, tablets, or video cameras in still mode, are not acceptable without prior approval of the mentor.

 
Experimental Camera Techniques   (PHO-453)   3.00 s.h.  
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Experiments in concept, style or technology. 
Photographic Mechanisms I   (PHO-225)   3.00 s.h.  
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Still camera mechanisms. Nomenclature, design theory and function of camera components. Industrial standards of operation are stressed. 
Television II   (RTV-254)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The techniques of single-camera electronic field production. The course emphasizes pre-production planning and single-camera script development, writing for broadcast, and post-production electronic video editing and audio mixing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate and demonstrate familiarity with TV production tools and techniques
  • Assess effective use of those tools and techniques by providing examples and analysis of the examples provided
  • Create a script, shot list and camera moves list for a TV show to be produced
  • Discuss the process of executing such a plan effectively in a TV studio

 
Acting VI   (THA-321)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course is designed to continue the study and development of the acting technique established in Acting I-V and to train actors to transfer these skills to the medium of television. Students will rehearse scenes taken from a wide variety of materials and commit them to videotape. They will learn how to make appropriate acting choices when playing in front of the camera and to deal with the problems faced by the actor in most TV/film production situations.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Justify adaptation of performance to the special needs of the camera
  • Apply scriptural analysis and text scoring beyond the introductory level by analyzing a scene or act from a play requiring the application of techniques and modifications for technical demands of TV/film.
  • Demonstrate understanding by submitting a video and scrip mark-up
  • Analyze the challenges facing an actor in articulating a character in front of the camera
  • Articulate a personal theory of acting above the fundamental level
 
Video Production   (RTV-252)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Examination of technologies involved in this field using a wide range of production styles and formats.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a high level of competence in Pre-Production, Production, Post production
  • Plan a shoot, make a shooting schedule & shot list
  • Operate the basic tools of video production: Camera, Sound, lighting and editing equipment
  • Become versed in basic video editing techniques
  • Become versed in basic camera operation
  • Become versed in basic lighting for video

 
Photography as Personal Expression   (PHO-300)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course offers the photographer the development of critical observation and using photography as a form of self-expression and an artistic medium. The course emphasizes image composition, camera controls and capturing photographs in situations such as nature and wildlife, sports, studio lighting for still life, models and portraits, existing-light photography, night shots, and special effects. Students will assemble their creative achievements to form image portfolios for review and evaluation by their mentor. This course also emphasizes the development of a critical eye and the use of photography as a form of self-expression and an artistic medium. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the photographic process.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compare and contrast a conventional approach to photography to the non-traditional style of photography. (...consider a "taken" photograph to a "created" photograph)
  • Considering creative approaches to photography describe your recommendation for successfully performing photography as a means of creative self-expression.
  • Describe how you may use camera movement, focusing manipulation, choice of camera-angle/perspective and over/under image exposure for photographic self-expression.
  • Explore both automatic and "managed" camera exposure settings including a visual example of each and explain your preference for studio photography.
  • Compare and contrast pros and cons of using conventional analog and digital cameras for personal expression photography.
  • Specify the proper equipment and materials, including camera formats, lens focal lengths, film selection required for personal expression photography.
  • Assemble and present a comprehensive portfolio reflecting your use of photography for self-expression in an artistic manner.
  • Secure written testimony or evidence from other professional persons (former teachers, professional colleagues or employers) to confirm your knowledge, skills and capabilities of using photography as a personal expression.

 
Directing   (COM-281)   3.00 s.h.  
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Provides film or television directors with an understanding of how to guide an actor toward a meaningful performance before the camera. 
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