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Communications (COMM)

COMM 283W Television Studio Production (3) Students will learn the technical aspects of multi-camera studio television production.

COMM 283W Television Studio Production (3)

Communications 283W is an advanced video course. The course builds on the principles learned in Communications 282.

The purpose of this course is two fold. The first goal is to learn the technical aspects of multi-camera (studio) television production. Students will learn how to brainstorm ideas, write program proposals, treatments and scripts for various formats of television studio production. Incorporated in the technical aspects of the class, the students will learn how to produce and direct a studio production. They will also learn all the crew positions in a television studio production including audio, teleprompter, technical director, assistant director, videotape, floor manager, character generator operator and camera crew.

The second goal of this course is to apply the grammar and syntax of constructing and criticizing video messages to multi-camera television productions. Students will apply shooting, producing and directing concepts while doing a variety of projects typical of multiple-camera shoots. They will learn the particularities of multi-camera television production from lectures, discussions and their own experiences.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: COMM 282 orCOMM 242

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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