Digital Video Production for the DIY Filmmaker

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Dig Video Prod: DIY Filmmaker

Spring 2021

Taught By: Joel Schlemowitz

Section: A

CRN: 9055

Credits: 3

Owing to the social distancing efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus, this online production course has been created to provide students with the skills and creative guidance to express their ideas through the most accessible of means. Three modes of production will be taught concurrently, utilizing what equipment students have available: The use of an HD digital video camera, HD video shot with a DSLR, or HD video shot with a smartphone. Post-production will also take three parallel pathways to completion of student projects: The use of Adobe Premiere, iMovie, or cloud-based video editing software, as determined by the processing abilities of students’ personal computers. Students will produce digital video projects that explore a space, record a video diary, conduct an interview, and shoot a dialogue-based project. Work of an array of artists will be viewed, highlighting the creative approaches of the do-it-yourself videomaker and filmmaker over the history of the moving image medium. The goal of Digital Video Production for the DIY Filmmaker is to teach students professional video practices using the most accessible tools at their disposal. Some modest expenses will be incurred by students for supplemental equipment, such as an external harddrive for editing, a smartphone tripod mount, an inexpensive lightweight tripod, and other production accessories. Students are expected to provide for their own use of a video-capable camera or smartphone and a personal computer. The final session of the course will be an online screening of completed work.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:56am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021