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Course Description

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Computer Graphics Technology - CGT 208

Digital Video Production

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is an overview of skills required to create digital video productions. Students will develop video productions using pre-production planning, practical skills in camera usage, efficiencies in directing and production skills and refined non-linear editing. The productions developed during the semester will include informational, marketing and promotional materials.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • CGT 247 with a minimum grade of 2.0 and
  • CGT 168 or may be taken concurrently, or
  • Consent of department.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Integrate common computer graphic file formats and pixel /vector-based graphic images with audio files.
  • Demonstrate the concepts of time and space with the manipulation available with transformation, motion tools and effect options.
  • Modify images with masks and mattes plus the combining of masks and alpha channels.
  • Demonstrate audio manipulation and the synchronization of images with timing and tracking options.
  • Demonstrate the operational and creative capabilities of a digital video camera.
  • Distinguish which camera angle and sightline best communicates the scene's message.
  • Evaluate the lighting requirements for a scene based on mood and action.
  • Determine production needs with pre-production planning tools.
  • Direct action and camera to best communicate the production's goals.
  • Integrate these production skills with multiple motion graphics applications and rendering media.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday