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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 243 - Video I

Units: 3
Production of introductory to intermediate level digital film and video with emphasis on storytelling and creative communication. Analysis and application of film aesthetics through filmmaking assignments.

Prerequisites: All of: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 104.
Co-requisites: ART 241.
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Understand technical specifications and uses of the camera specific to video including: chip size, video compression scheme, framerate and resolution settings, focus, white balance, exposure settings, audio settings, and lenses;
  2. Creatively use the camera and tripod to produce shots that communicate a message;
  3. Use techniques including: various camera movements, maintaining a steady shot and smooth movement with and without a tripod, maintaining proper focus and exposure, and preforming a rack focus;
  4. Analyze, understand and utilize shot composition techniques;
  5. Use the shot length, composition and movement that best convey the intended message;
  6. Use microphones, cameras, and digital recorders in the field to capture high quality sound;
  7. Identify parts of a sound track and construct a simple sound track using dialog, music and effects;
  8. Use lighting equipment, including light kits and reflectors, to light shots to ensure a high quality picture that clearly conveys the intended messages of the shot;
  9. Analyze, understand and utilize continuity editing. When using continuity editing to tell a story, establish a location, and a line of action, and use the proper shot length, shot order including match on action and shot/reverse shot patterns, and editing transitions to convey the story;
  10. Analyze, understand and consciously constructs time and space with editing techniques. Manipulate time by properly utilizing temporal, elliptical, parallel, and overlapping editing. Construct a location using shot juxtapositioning;
  11. Analyze, understand and utilize montage editing. Identify the formal elements of Soviet Montage. Create a montage sequence that uses shot juxtapositioning, duration, and rhythm to develop a feeling and/or idea;
  12. Use a non-linear editing application to capture, edit, mix audio, create titles, and output a film in the appropriate format for the chosen medium.
  13. Properly compress video to generate the highest quality video file possible for the chosen distribution medium;
  14. Understand how relevant terms, including spatial and temporal compression for video, multimedia frameworks, containers, codecs, bit rate, data rate, and constant and variable bit depth apply to the video compression process;
  15. Evaluate and critique film and video;
  16. Apply project development and pre-production skills to the creation of a film;
  17. Create original film;
  18. Critically analyze their own work, as well as examples of film and video from the larger media culture;
  19. Refine their own work based on critical feedback and self-evaluation;
  20. Understand the role of film as a medium within both historical and contemporary art practices;
  21. Collaborate with peers in the development and execution of film.

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