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Robin R Oppenheimer
BISMCS 343
Bothell Campus

Media Production Workshop

Provides hands-on experience in communicative practice and the production of media. Combines production and theory.

Class description

This course is designed to teach basic digital video production and editing skills through a partnership with UWBs Community-Based Learning and Scholarship Office (CBLS). UWBs 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

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Robin R Oppenheimer
Date: 01/19/2011