Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Digital Videography

 Title Abbreviation:   DIGITAL VIDEOGRAPHY

 Department:    MIT

 Course #:    212

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    110801

 EPC:    524

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Introduction to digital videography. Essential techniques and hands on training on digital video equipment to capture quality digital video footage.


Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Brainstorm a great video concept focused on a specific target audience.
  2. Create a storyboard, script and shot list before recording video footage.
  3. Capture digital video footage.
  4. Learn techniques for shooting special projects.
  5. Learn how to select the right location and choose the right camera for the project.
  6. Perform in-camera editing.
  7. Use camera angles intelligently.
  8. Use proper lighting.
  9. Understand when to move the camera and when to keep it still.
  10. Apply the Rule of Thirds when capturing video.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Brainstorm a digital video concept.
  2. Digital video capture.
  3. Storyboards, scripts, and shot lists.
  4. Digital video equipment.