Robin R Oppenheimer
Provides hands-on experience in communicative practice and the production of media. Combines production and theory.
This course is designed to teach basic digital video production and editing skills through a partnership with UWB’s Community-Based Learning and Scholarship Office (CBLS). UWB’s CBLS office works with a wide variety of community organizations tackling vital issues such as homelessness, poverty, refugees, health, aging, and the local environment. Students will work directly with local non-profits to research, write, direct, shoot, edit and produce a short advocacy video that supports the mission of the organization. Media production skills and knowledge of documentary forms are not required, but prior training and experience will be helpful.
Student learning goals
Learn basic digital video production and post-production skills
Learn to work collaboratively with other students throughout the video project
Learn to work with community organization staff throughout the video project
Learn to write a short script or story outline for a short documentary video
Learn to describe, understand and perform the entire video production process from concept to completed video
Learn to critically analyze and critique a completed short video
General method of instruction
Hands-on media production training working in teams and individually
Helpful to know basic video and audio recording and editing skills
Class assignments and grading
Team-based media production work in class and at non-profit location, with readings.