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COM111 - TV and Video Production
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces production techniques including the use of television and video equipment, staging, lighting, television graphics, and the function of studio personnel. Two class hours, two lab hours. Fall only.

Lecture: 2 hrs.
Lab: 2 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Describe orally and in writing the basic equipment and techniques of television and video production.

2. *Operate equipment found in a television studio.

3. Work in teams to produce television commercials.

4. Work in teams to direct a short newscast or other type of television program.

5. Serve on a television crew video taping various activities on the GCC campus.

6. *Independently produce and direct a television studio production.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally accessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data (see Accessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.

Content Outline:
1. Basic Television Studio Set-Up
a. Basic Television System
b. Production Elements
c. Production Personnel
d. Control Room

2. The Camera
a. Parts of the Camera
b. How the Camera Works
c. The Color Camera

3. Lenses
a. Optical Characteristics of Lenses
b. Operational Controls
c. Performance Characteristics
d. Zoom Lenses

4. Camera Operation and Picture Composition
a. How to Work a Camera
b. Picture Composition
c. Depth of Field
d. 3-D

5. Lighting
a. Key, Fill, and Back
b. Color Temperature
c. Techniques of Television Lighting
d. Definition of Lighting Terms
e. Additional Light Sources
f. How to Use the Sun

6. Audio: Sound Pick-Up
a. Audio Equipment
b. Analog and Digital Sound Recording
c. Turntables and Microphones

7. Video and Film
a. Videotape in Television Productions
b. Formats
c. Types of Videotape Recorders
d. Film Sizes
e. Differences Between Videotape and Film
f. Production Factors

8. Editing
a. Straight cut Editor
b. Non-linear Editor

Effective Term: Fall 2005