Comm 2300 video and media editing syllabus by ghzd5fD


									                                               Sample Syllabus
                                     COMM 2300, Video and Media Editing
                                       3 Credit Hours, 3 Contact Hours

Prerequisites: COMM 1000 or 2100 or 2200
Course Materials: None
Facilities Use: Lecture Classroom

Instructor:                                                  Office hours:
Telephone:                                                   Email:

Text Examples:
    Grammar of the Edit
    The Technique of Film and Video Editing
    Editing with Avid Media Composer MC 101 Training

Course Description:
This course provides the student with an in-depth study of the history, techniques and technology of video and
media editor. Students will study the principles and practices of editing by analyzing examples from classic and
contemporary film and video as they learn how to build and strengthen a story and engage an audience. Using the
latest industry non-linear software tools, students will work on advanced editing exercises that provide
opportunities to master the editing process. An overview of the editing process, techniques, in-depth procedures,
and skills will be reviewed. At the end of the course, the student will have learned the skills necessary to prepare
for professional certification.

Learning Outcomes:
As a result of this course, the student will be able to:
    Discuss the history of editing
    Discuss how editing is approached for various genres
    Articulate the principles of editing
    Manage and organize an editing project, including input and output of media
    Assemble a rough and final cut of a sequence
    Refine video, audio, sound and music within a video sequence
    Add effects and apply color correction and compression

Weights Used to Derive the Final Total Points Out of One Hundred:
      1. Attendance and participation (10%)
      2. Editing assignments (40%)
      3. Exams (50%)
From Point Grades to Letter Grades:

       93-100         A
       90-92          A-
       87-89          B+
       83-86          B
       80-82          B-
       77-79          C+
       70-76          C
       67-69          D+
       60-66          D
       >60            F

The instructor reserves the right to raise or lower final grades due to attendance, class participation, and other
course requirements.

Academic Integrity:
Violation of academic integrity will be subject to the college’s disciplinary code as stated in the Student

Class attendance is vital to student success because it provides opportunities to enhance learning by interacting
with fellow classmates and instructors. With this goal in mind, the English Department created its attendance
policy. When students register for a course which meets on a specific day(s) and time, they are consenting to be on
time and present. Faculty members follow the policy in an effort to treat everyone equally. Remember that
absences should be used only if absolutely necessary for bereavement, serious illness, court appearances, and other
unavoidable circumstances. For a class that meets 3 times a week, you are allowed three, unexplained absences.
(Note that two late arrivals=1 absence.) After 3 absences, your grade will be reduced. After 6 absences, an F will
be assigned for the course.

The Disability Services Office (DDS) provides support services and coordinates reasonable academic
accommodations for students with documented disabilities under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act. Students are responsible for identifying themselves to the DSS office and submitting appropriate
documentation in advance of the requested accommodation. For more information, contact DSS: (401) 825-2164
in Warwick, (401) 333-7329 in Lincoln, (401) 455-6064 in Providence and (401) 851-1650 in Newport.

  Week     Topic                                  Assignment
 1         History of editing                     Textbook reading
 2         History of editing                     Essay
 3         Genres                                 Textbook reading, presentation
 4         Principles of editing                  Textbook reading
 5         Principles of editing                  Essay
 6         Exam                                   Exam
           Organization and project management    Group Project
 7         Approaching a rough cut assembly       Textbook reading, assemble a short sequence
 8         The treatment and meaning of effects   Textbook reading, add effects to sequence
 9         How to achieve picture balance with    Textbook reading, adjust color on sequence
           color correction                       Exam
 10        When and how to alter/add sound        Textbook reading
 11        Sound and dialog editing               Enhance dialog audio, add foley and sound
 12        How music is applied to enhance a      Textbook reading, add sound track
 13        Final cut assembly                     Create final cut of sequence
 14        Output and compression                 Output, list creation, internet, DVD
                                                  compression output
 15        Exam                                   Exam
           Showcase                               Student work exhibition/critique

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