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Course Descriptions TVPR

TELEVISION PRODUCTION (TVPR)

Updated for 2013-2014

TVPR 101 Film and Video Production Process and Business Operations (3)

This course explains the entire production process (pre-production, production, post-production) for film and television, and business aspects of these media. Topics include concepts, treatments, storyboarding, scripts, breakout, budgeting, preproduction planning and documents, copyrights, roles of production personnel, departments and functions, production considerations, post-production editing, graphics, music, soundtrack, final cut, promotion, sales, marketing, and distribution. Ratings, share, box office receipts, business aspects, and how film and video companies make a profit are also emphasized.

Rec Preparation: ENG 100 or higher and MATH 100 or higher.

TVPR 121 Film and Video Graphics (3)

Introduction to video and film graphics. Students will lean about digital and non-electronic graphic production including character generators, color, motion, perspective, teleprompters, set construction, virtual sets, and graphic design.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or higher, or equivalent and MATH 100 or higher or equivalent, or instructor’s approval and TVPR 101, 126, 136, 142 and 151 or instructor’s approval.

Corequisite: TVPR 226 and 251 or instructor’s approval.

TVPR 126 Introduction to Digital Camera Operation and Lighting Principles (3)

An introduction to contemporary digital video cameras, operating controls, and mounting systems. Basic lighting principles, portable and studio equipment, safety, and operation will be illustrated in theory and application, particularly in relationship to camera operation.

Corequisite: TVPR 101, 136, 142 , and 151 or instructor’s approval.

Rec Preparation: ENG 100 or higher, and MATH 100 or higher, or equivalent.

TVPR 136 Audio/Video Engineering (3)

Audio and video engineering fundamentals for television producers and production staff. This introductory course focuses on electrical power sources and generation, proper calibration, readings, and settings of audio and video signal monitoring and testing equipment, connections, adapters, inputs and outputs. Students will learn to diagnose problems and adjust equipment accordingly. Simple troubleshooting, safety, care, and maintenance will also be emphasized.

Corequisite: TVPR 126, 142, and 151 or instructor’s approval.

Rec Preparation: ENG 100 or higher, and MATH 100 or higher, or TVPR 101 taken concurrently, or instructor’s approval.

TVPR 142 Film and Video Audio: Acquisition and Recording (3)

Delivers theory, knowledge, and skills required for audio acquisition and recording as applied to film and television production. Audio theory, microphones, pickup patterns, frequency and amplitude, digital and analog signals, mixers, recording techniques, production audio devices, Foley, channels and tracks, sound effects, music, troubleshooting, mixing, and monitoring equipment are emphasized.

Corequisite: TVPR 126, 136, and 151 or instructor’s approval.

Rec Preparation: ENG 100 or higher, and MATH 100 or higher or equivalent.

TVPR 151 Introduction to Film and Video Digital Editing Principles (3)

An introduction to editing film and video in non-linear digital formats. Topics will include the grammar of the edit, history of film and video editing, analog and digital theories, contemporary formats, magnetic and optical recording and editing, contemporary recording, editing, and playback devices, digital editing file management, edit decision lists, timelines, editing strategies and methodologies, manipulation of audio and creation of simple soundtracks, and contemporary editing software and hardware and operation. Current editing software includes Adobe Premier, Final Cut Pro, and Avid.

Corequisite: TVPR 126, 136, and 142 or instructor’s approval.

Rec Preparation: ENG 100 or higher, and MATH 100 or higher or equivalent.

TVPR 210 Film and Video History, Criticism, Ethics, and Aesthetics (3)

Through various international examples and critiques, students will study film and video history, development, and technical milestones, learn, study, question, and practice criticism, and examine ethical problems, responsibilities, and personal solutions. Students will study and examine media literacy. Students will also examine, compare, and contrast the aesthetics of film and video.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or higher or equivalent, and MATH 100 or higher or equivalent or instructor’s approval; TVPR 101, 126, 136, 142, 151, and 211 or instructor’s approval.

TVPR 211 Introduction to Film and Video Storytelling and Scriptwriting (3)

Students enrolled in this course will study fiction and non-fiction storytelling forms in film and video. Various genres will be explored and examined. Brainstorming, concepts, treatments, pitching, storyboarding, and scriptwriting formats will be emphasized. Students will produce their own scripts for both film projects shot on video and television projects. Rec Preparation:

ENG 100 or higher, and MATH 100 or higher or instructor’s approval.

TVPR 226 Applied Digital Camera Operation, Composition, and Lighting (3)

This course refines and builds on the introductory abilities, knowledge, and skills of basic camera operation, and basic lighting equipment and techniques from the prerequisite TVPR 126. Students will apply that technical knowledge to specific projects. Projects will include criticism and duplication of existing film and video scenes, then move on to creation of independent student projects selected from various genres including narrative drama, news, public service, and documentary storytelling.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or higher or equivalent; and MATH 100 or higher, or equivalent, or instructor’s approval; TVPR 101, 126, 136, 142, and 151 or instructor’s approval.

Corequisite: TVPR 121 and 251 or instructor’s approval.

TVPR 227 Advanced Film and Video Storytelling and Scriptwriting (3) This course builds upon knowledge and skills from TVPR 211 - Introduction to Film/Video Storytelling & Scriptwriting. Students will generate fiction and non-fiction stories for visual media in various genres. Stories will then be produced in standard professional film and video script and storyboard forms. Emphasis will be on dramatic narrative form including classic Act structures, plot, characterization, and visualization. Prerequisite: ENG 100 or higher or equivalent; MATH 100 or higher or equivalent; TVPR 211 or instructor’s approval. TVPR 251 Applied Film & Video Digital Editing and Postproduction Audio (3)

This course combines methods, techniques, software, and hardware image editing with audio editing to produce a complete film or video product. The grammar of the edit, on line and off line editing, edit decision lists, A/B roll, cutaways, integration of graphics, continuity editing, complexity editing, context, transitions, time expansion and contraction, mastery of the tools of editing, signal monitoring, continuity, pacing, timing, advanced aesthetics, and ethics will be emphasized. Advanced audio techniques, tools, multi-track soundtracks, and audio effects will be integrated with pictures in order to produce a unified whole. Current editing software includes Adobe Premier, Final Cut Pro, and Avid.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or higher or equivalent; and MATH 100 or higher, or equivalent, or instructor’s approval; TVPR 101, 126, 136, 142 , 151 and 211 or instructor’s approval.

Corequisite: TVPR 121, 210, and 226 or instructor’s approval.

TVPR 276 Advanced Digital Cinematography, Composition & Lighting (3)

This course will provide students with advanced camera and lighting techniques while offering an appreciation of applied film and video aesthetics.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or higher or equivalent; and MATH 100 or higher, or equivalent, or instructor’s approval; TVPR 101, 121, 126, 136, 142, 151, 226, and 251 or instructor’s approval.

Corequisite: TVPR 291, 294 and 292 or instructor’s approval.

TVPR 291 Film and Video Directing, Studio, and Location Production (3)

This course will concentrate on directing techniques and skills for film, and directing techniques and skills for both film and video, both in the studio and during location production.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or higher or equivalent; and MATH 100 or higher, or equivalent, or instructor’s approval; TVPR 101, 121, 126, 136, 142, 151, 210, 211, and 251.

Corequisite: TVPR 276, 292, and 294 or instructor’s approval.

TVPR 292 Capstone Project Practicum (3)

This terminal course in the TVPro video production program will require students to apply all appropriate skills and knowledge gained in the Associate in Science TVPro degree program to produce a final ten-minute production.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or higher or equivalent; and MATH 100 or higher, or equivalent, and TVPR 101, 121, 126, 136, 142, 151, 210, 211, and 226.

Corequisite: TVPR 276, 291, and 294 or instructor’s approval.

TVPR 293C Internship & Practicum (3) This course provides practical work experiences in television where students will apply classroom/lab knowledge and develop job competencies. The course requires a minimum of eighty hours in internship and 15 hours in classroom instruction. Positions may be offered on Leeward CC campus and/or in other off-campus television assignments. Practicum class includes: resume writing, job interviewing skills, and creation of demo reels.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or higher or equivalent; and MATH 100 or higher, or equivalent, or instructor’s approval and TVPR 101, 121, 126, 136, 142, 151, 210, 211, 226, 227, and 251.

TVPR 294 Advanced Film and Video Editing and Post-Production Audio (3)

This course concentrates knowledge, skills, and application of advanced film and video editing techniques with creation of a final multi-track soundtrack for productions.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or higher or equivalent; and MATH 100 or higher, or equivalent, or instructor’s approval and TVPR 101, 121, 126, 136, 142, 151, 211, 226, and 251, or instructor’s approval.

Corequisite: TVPR 276, 291, and 292, or instructor’s approval.

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