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Video Capture I (Documentary)

This course offers an in-depth development of both the technical and aesthetic principles of video production. Principles of camera operation, composition, lighting, sound design, studio production, and video editing are explored through a series of individual and group projects. Students will learn the fundamental principles of image creation, composition, and framing using single camera techniques. They will also learn the basic principles of EFP (Electronic Field Production, also known as Field Capture) and ENG (Electronic News Gathering) production and the different requirements for each situation. Classes incorporate lectures, demonstrations, screenings, and exercises. Emphasis is on exploring the potential of video for documentary and narrative projects as well as community action.