VIDEO PRODUCTION PROCESS
First two decades of the 21st century brought the convergence of the digital video processes utilizing both professional television equipment as well as personal mobile devices. In order to create utmost effective stories in the contemporary media marketplace, either produce for broadcast television, or independent, small video projects, students should learn the ins and the outs of television production, which would allow them to readily adapt to other forms of digital video production. This course helps students to develop or improve existing skills necessary to achieve a success in the broad field of television preproduction, production and postproduction. New production skills are gained through hands-on experience in small and large productions, using the standard television tools to generate the screen images and sound. Students are introduced to the major nontechnical and technical personnel in the three stages of production as well as to the technical production television systems in the studio and in the field operations. The course’s participants will begin with learning the preproduction stages of transforming the initial “napkin” idea into a workable concept and assembling the essential location details, crews, and equipment for a single-camera or multi-camera production. Then they will proceed to production phase, which involves equipment and a crew who operate the equipment as well as including all activities in which an event is video-recorded or televised/streamed. Finally, the students will grasp the essence of postproduction, which consists of video and audio editing. Some of the new skills include color correction of video clips, the selection of appropriate background music, and the creation of special audio effects.
Learn Live Lead
Digital storytelling is a course designed to help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in a digital age. The course explores the use of various digital tools and techniques to craft compelling stories for a range of audiences. Students will learn the fundamentals of storytelling, including plot, character development, and narrative structure, and apply these concepts to various digital media formats, such as audio, video, and interactive storytelling.
Throughout the course, students will examine the role of digital media in shaping contemporary storytelling practices, and critically analyze the ethical and cultural implications of digital storytelling. They will also explore how to leverage digital tools and techniques to create effective, impactful stories that engage audiences across a range of platforms.
Script development is an essential skill for anyone interested in creating compelling and engaging stories for film, television, or other media. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and write scripts that resonate with audiences and convey powerful messages.
Throughout the course, students will learn the fundamentals of storytelling, including plot structure, character development, and theme. They will also explore the different genres and formats of scripts, from feature-length screenplays to short films, television pilots, and web series.
PRINCIPLES OF VIDEO PRODUCTION
This course focuses on Video Production Process.
Basic Script Formats
Introduction to Digital Camera Operations
Lighting Instruments and Techniques
Graphic and Motion Graphic Design
INTRO TO VR
This course of study introduces students to Virtual Reality (VR) and the 360 video production cycle. Students will be introduced to the basic VR and 360 video concepts and terminology. The participants will learn about VR 360 pre-production, production and post- production as well as publishing techniques. VR and 360 video are one of the fastest growing sectors of online visual entertainment and it has already become a standard in many industries including tourism, hospitality, and real estate. Ideally, students should have access to a 360 camera.
VIDEO PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUES
Teachers at Star University will go out of their way to engage their students and inspire them to enquire and learn. This class gives our students a chance to apply their unique skills and expand their horizons by learning something new.
Cameras’ Types and Operational Features
Types and Characteristics of Camera Lenses
Shooting Techniques and Composition
Audio and Sound Control
Switching and Editing on-the-fly
Directing Single and Multi-camera Productions
Casting and Directing Talent
Editing Techniques and Principles
This course is designed to give students hands-on experience in producing and managing various types of media projects. Through collaborative teamwork and individual assignments, students will gain skills in project planning, media production, and editing. Students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of media forms, such as podcasts, videos, and social media campaigns, while learning best practices for each platform. The course emphasizes the importance of communication and effective storytelling, and students will be challenged to create compelling content that engages audiences. By the end of the course, students will have developed a portfolio of media projects that showcase their skills and creativity.