Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: DRA                                     Course Number: 261                                    
Course Title: Video Production Basics
Subject: Drama
Minimum Credits: 4.0                                     Maximum Credits: 4.0                                     Hours per week: 4.0


This pre-professional course teaches the fundamentals of video production. Students will learn practical techniques for story development, develop skills in camera operation and sound recording, and become proficient in computer-based editing on Final Cut Pro software. Workshop sessions focus on hands-on experience with the equipment, the analysis of clips from award-winning films and the application of knowledge and creativity to individual and group video projects. The ethical implications of the choices made when producing videos are explored.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 and SPE 113.
Start Date:    12/11/2009                         End Date:    06/30/2014