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This programme is designed specifically as an introduction and is aimed at those with no previous experience. The programme will begin by equipping students with basic skills in video production technology. The programme will introduce students to skills required for camera operation, lighting a film and recording sound. In keeping with standard industrial processes, the emphasis of the diploma will be on collaboration and group-work. Students will then be given the opportunity to script, develop and shoot a short video project. Finally, students will then be given the opportunity to edit and complete their collaborative project at the post-production stage.
Programme Aims and Objectives
The aim of this programme is to offer a hands-on introduction to the basic principles of video production and post-production. From initial instruction in the operation of camera, lighting and sound equipment to a further introduction to the principles and processes of post-production students will be given an opportunity to be involved in the development of a short video project. Training will also be provided in sound recording and the preparation of scripts from an audio perspective. In keeping with standard industrial processes, the emphasis of the programme will be on collaboration and group-work. The diploma will be taught by an industry professional.
On completion of this programme the student should have acquired the skills to:
Show an awareness of the production cycle (pre production, production, post production) and the way in which a short digital video project can be developed for production
Demonstrate core skills in camera operation along with an elementary understanding of the skills required for lighting a film and recording sound
Demonstrate an understanding of the basic skills involved in the post-production process
Demonstrate an awareness of the core features of Final Cut Pro
Work collaboratively on a short digital video project, understanding production crew roles and responsibilities.
To be awarded the Diploma in Digital Video Production & Post-Production, a student will be required to complete small practical assignments throughout the course and collaborate in the completion of a short video project (100%).