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DAR 225 - Digital Cinematography II

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 4 lab periods

Continuation of DAR 125 . Production of digital video projects. Includes analyzing the needs in a post-production plan, story and visual elements, production equipment needs, lighting the digital video production, in camera and post production special effects, editing and the visual storyline, and building a demo reel.

Prerequisite(s): DAR 125 .
Information: This course will require additional expenses for supplies in addition to course and lab fees.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze the needs of production and develop a preproduction plan.   
  2. List the elements of a visual story and apply to script form.
  3. Determine professional field production equipment needed for professional digital video production.
  4. Demonstrate technical and artistic competencies of lighting on location and the studio.    
  5. Utilize the basic equipment for digital video post-production.
  6. Demonstrate the use of special effects, both in camera and in post-production.
  7. Demonstrate visual story construction using basic video editing skills.
  8. Demonstrate skill development in demo reel building including visual demonstrations of technical and artistic competencies.   

  1. Analyzing the Needs in a Post Production Plan
    1. Talent/actor availability
    2. Equipment
    3. Locations and time scheduling
    4. Script breakdown
    5. Crew
  2. Story and Visual Elements
    1. Script
    2. Composing a shot
    3. Art direction/makeup/costume/props
    4. Lighting
  3. Production Equipment Needs
    1. Lighting
    2. Camera/formats
    3. Power requirements
    4. Rentals
    5. Support equipment (tripod, dolly, etc.)
  4. Lighting the Digital Video Production
    1. Natural light
    2. Tungsten
    3. Power requirements
    4. Color temperature
    5. Filters/gels/modifiers
    6. Safety
  5. In Camera and Post Production Special Effects
    1. Camera effects
    2. Software and computer generated effects
    3. Color correction
    4. Filter effects
  6. Editing and the Visual Storyline
    1. Continuity
    2. Audio
    3. Music/transitions/effects
  7. Building a Demo Reel
    1. Formats
    2. Target markets
    3. Length of demo
    4. How to select your work
    5. Labeling and packaging
    6. Accompanying materials

Effective Term:
Spring 2021