Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: COMM-1336- Section: 2E
Video Production I
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Instructor Information
Instructor John Freyermuth
Phone(409) 984-6520
Location:Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 126
Hours:PAC 126 M-F 9 - 10:00 am
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description Practical experience in the operation of studio and control room equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs.
Prerequisites None.
Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material. (PSLO Alpha)
2. Utilize production and editing techniques for audiovisual media (PSLO 2)
3. Utilize and observe professional best practices in the audiovisual field while completing assigned projects. (PSLO 3)
4. Demonstrate production and editing concepts to complete multimedia projects (PSLO 2,3,4)
Core Objectives Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1. Demonstrate basic proficiency in creating original music and audio that supports the visual narrative.
PSLO 2. Demonstrate basic proficiency in short-form video production & editing, media delivery formats, and audiovisual workflow.
PSLO 3. Recognize and observe professional best practices in the audiovisual field, including the various roles in film, audio engineering, and media.
PSLO 4. Produce a final portfolio and resume suitable for entry-level employment in the audiovisual field.
Textbooks 1. The Filmmaker's Handbook, 4th edition, Plume, 2012.
2. How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck, 1st edition, Workman Publishing Company, 2011.
Lecture Topics
I: Basic shot composition,
II: Advanced Shot composition
III: Elements of story, storyboards, basic lens theory
IV: Advanced lens theory,
V: The production process, intro to 5x5 style shoots
VI: 5x5 Video shoots pt1, intro to editing
VII: 5x5 video shoots pt2, uploading to YouTube/Vimeo
VIII: Introduction to Audio for Video
IX: Color Theory, Filters, Intro to Interviews, multi-camera work, sync
X: Introduction to Lighting
XI: Introduction to Green Screens

Major Assignments
Week 1: Course Introduction, syllabus review,
Week 2: Basic shot composition, Intro Project
Week 3: Advanced Shot composition, shot portfolio project
Week 4: Elements of story, storyboards, basic lens theory
Week 5: Advanced lens theory, Storyboard project due
Week 6: The production process, intro to 5x5 style shoots
Week 7: 5x5 Video shoots pt1, intro to editing
Week 8: 5x5 video shoots pt2, uploading to YouTube/Vimeo
Week 9: Introduction to Audio for Video, 5x5 project dues
Week 10: Color Theory, Filters, Intro to Interviews, multi-camera work, sync
Week 11: Introduction to Lighting, Interview Project Shoots
Week 12: Introduction to Green Screens, Interview Projects
Week 13: How-to Video Shoots pt1
Week 14: How-to Video Shoots pt2
Week 15: Final Project Editing
Final Exam Date May 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 9, 2019 - 10:30 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Attendance: 10%
Class Participation: 10%
Projects: 30%
Tests: 30%
Quizzes: 20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies No late work will be accepted in this class unless the student presents proof of extenuating circumstances.

All of your grades will be available for you in the my grades section of our Blackboard Page.
Attendance Policy You get one "free" absence before your late/absences start to count against your grade in the attendance category. After that, each absence deducts 7.5% of your attendance grade for a Tuesday and Thursday class. If you are late for class or leave class early 3 times you will receive an additional absence for every time this occurs.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.