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2023 - 2024 Catalog Year
Advanced Video Production (Full-time)

Degree: One-year Technical Certificate
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)

Description: Students are introduced to the fundamental principles and elements of design, through the application of critical and creative thinking skills, messaging, and storytelling; understanding of social and cultural context, human behavior, color, typography, image and modeling, resulting in traditional and digital conceptualization of visual communication projects. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Description: Introduction to the design development process including research, ideation and iteration, computer illustration, imaging, photo manipulation, page layout, and composition techniques using industry-based software.

Description: 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.

Description: This course introduces professional production of digital video, from concept to completion, including planning, storyboarding, recording, editing, and publishing for broadcast and online use.


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Spring Semester (First Year)

Description: Introduction to drawing techniques as applied to design, including stylization, perspective, application of color and texture, design processes, shading and light to create depth and dimension in a 2-D rendering or illustration. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Description: This course serves to introduce students to the technical aspects of filming video and lighting. Students will record and edit an interview style video with multiple cameras, complex lighting and sound.

Notes: Prerequisites: VIS 1410 and VIS 1420

Prerequisites: VIS 1410 and VIS 1420

Description: This course will introduce students to the technical aspect of recording and editing audio. Students will learn about best practices in capturing audio, industry standard hardware, and editing professional audio for output.

Notes: Prerequisites: VIS 1410 and VIS 1420

Prerequisites: VIS 1410 and VIS 1420

Description: This course introduces basic principles of animation (squash and stretch, anticipation, easing, etc.); the motion design process, including scripting, storyboarding, animatics, and final animation; and, industry-standard motion design software.

Notes: Prerequisite: VIS 1140

Prerequisites: VIS 1140


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Summer Semester (First Year)

Description: An introduction to the technique of digital color photography, printing techniques, the presentation of digital prints and various camera and computer techniques will be employed to enhance the print. Student will supply own digital Single-lens Reflex (SLR) camera and pigment-based photographic printer. Six studio hours per week.

Prerequisites: ART 1161 and Other (ART 1175 (if ART major) OR VIS 1140 (if VIS major))


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.