Fundamentals of Production Techniques

Course Code: JOUR 1001

Academic Year: 2018-2019

Increasingly, journalists are asked to file across multiple platforms and to execute a variety of tasks quickly and safely, under a broad range of conditions and with increasingly tight timelines. This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of video production in the fields of journalism and digital communications. It provides a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of video shooting, editing and storytelling. Students are exposed to modern video editing techniques and video production suitable for broadcast and internet distribution. Increasingly reporters are called on to not only handle all the technical aspects but to also present the stories live on camera. The course also provides a component of professional studio techniques involving reporter or anchor presentation. On completion, students have the basic television production skills that, with practice, can take them anywhere in the world, wherever the story may be.