Production Practicum I

Course Description

The application of cinematic concepts in the production of short nonfiction films derived from student-generated outlines and scripts. Covers preproduction activities, production treatments, production breakdowns, shot selection, storyboards, and on-set production protocols. Projects are edited in Post-production I (FLM 325).

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of cinematic, sound, and visual design used in the creation of contemporary nonfiction media programs.
  • Interpret the communication objectives of a nonfiction project proposal in the production of a short digital media program.
  • Apply creative processes to the development of nonfiction content for short format digital media programs.
  • Implement professional techniques used in the production of image and sound media assets.
  • Integrate collaborative processes into the production of digital media creation.


Students need access to a digital audio recorder, set of microphones cables and mic boom, a prosumer digital still and/or video camera, a tripod, and an external hard drive.


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