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2018-2019 Description

This course introduces digital video production techniques including: camera operation and procedures, basic principles and techniques of sound and digital video editing. Course topics include the operation of digital camcorders, lighting and sound equipment, the concepts and techniques of digital editing with emphasis on the principles and aesthetics of film and video editing.


Required Materials: 

  • Digital camera (Newer smart phone with strong video capabilities is okay) 

  • Laptop with the following system specifications:


Video editing benefits from large amounts of memory, modern CPUs, and fast disks. Basically, you want the best computer you can afford when editing video. Here are the minimum system requirements:

  • 64-bit Operating System (Linux, OS X, Windows 7/8/10)

  • Multi-core processor with 64-bit support

  • 4GB of RAM (16GB recommended)

  • 500 MB of hard-disk space for installation

  • Optional: Solid-state drive (SSD), if utilizing disk-caching (and an additional 10GB of hard-disk space)

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