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VIS 1410 History & Theory of Video Production

This course introduces and explores types of video production and the process of creating a video, including pre-production (budgeting, storytelling, scripting and storyboarding), production and post-production concepts. The course will explore essential video equipment, terminology related to video production, and an historical background in the field of video production.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Design
Repeatable Credit: Yes
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Identify and describe the three basic types of production (studio, remote and field) related to video production. Identify and demonstrate essential video production equipment, and recall video production terminology related to the production phases of video production.
  • Identify and recall budgeting terminology as it applies to video production. Construct and formulate a video production budget, facilities rate card, and personnel through technology.
  • Demonstrate video storytelling concepts by constructing extended storytelling summaries through a written document. Construct storytelling with organized basic structures of a beginning, middle and end. Apply storytelling skills to write video scripts, applying details such as character development, conflict, props, scenes and camera angles.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3