UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2017

26 | CCN: 46003

Introduction to Digital Video Production

Jeffrey Skoller,

4 Units

Film 26, Moving Image Media Production, is an introductory film production course that provides a basic foundation for digital video production with hands-on instruction in the use of digital cameras, sound recording for video, basic lighting techniques and digital editing. Emphasis will be on the basic elements of digital filmmaking: composition, light, color, relationships between sound and image, as well as various creative approaches to editing such as dramatic continuity and montage. Post-production topics include working across platforms and the integration of analogue and digital approaches. The class introduces the language and techniques of dramatic filmmaking, while emphasizing a range of creative approaches to filmmaking as a medium for personal expression and experimentation such as the personal essay, activist, poetic and abstract forms as well as installation, and animation.
The course will consist of a weekly lecture that includes screenings, discussion/critique and visiting artists and craftspeople. There is a weekly studio section taught by GSIs in which students produce a series of short individual and group exercises and a final project. This course will provide students the technical groundwork for other courses in the program that integrate production elements into other film and art practice courses and serve as a prerequisite for the more advanced courses that focus on specific techniques and aspects of moving image production.
There will be a required $60.00 lab fee for the course