Oct 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VCT 2133 - Filmmaking 3: News Stories

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This advanced course covers the principles of multi-camera production primarily in a studio setting.  Course topics include news production techniques, lighting, camera operations, monitors, audio, video signal switching, and editing. Students will create field news reporting projects and then plan and produce a live studio production as their final group project.  Note: Some course assignments require students to move, lift, and carry video equipment.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): VCT 1137  
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Working with TV Control Room Equipment
  2. Working with TV Studio Cameras and Equipment
  3. Working with a Client
  4. Creating News Story Segment
  5. Recording a Studio News Show

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. define the roles of studio personnel.
  2. describe the equipment and facilities needed for a multi-camera video studio production.
  3. categorize components of a video studio system.
  4. demonstrate video camera operation and composition in productions.
  5. analyze lighting principles and lighting instruments.
  6. apply microphone use in productions.
  7. operate video recording devices and storage systems.
  8. compare video switcher functions.
  9. operate a video switcher.
  10. manage the steps necessary in an advanced video production.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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