Advanced Media Production

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Media Production

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CN 2227 Introduction to Film and Television Studies
    CN 2305 Multimedia Lab
    CN 4535 Editing Theory and Practice
    CS 1070 Introduction to Information Systems
    WP 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing
    WP 1111 Integrated Academic Writing and Ethics 

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION: 
    Concepts and methods ofplanning, designing and directingaudiovisual projects. Visualization and sequencing. Lighting and colour techniques. Pictorial composition and vectors. Depth perspective and volume. Controlling exposure and camera angles.

    RATIONALE: 
    In this course students complete a video projectwhile exploring various approaches toaudiovisual communication.Students will apply aesthetic and pictorial principles to film, and analyze and evaluate their productions.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Create a video project that displays a variety of aesthetic and directing techniques.
    2. Demonstrate detailedknowledge of the application ofaesthetic elements that help translate an idea into a visual message.
    3. Critically evaluate the aesthetic parameters of a project and how they are used to effectively clarify, intensify and interpret visual messages.
    4. Analyze and evaluate directing and aesthetic techniques from a variety of visual samples.
    5. Recognize and applysuitablepictorial principlesofvisual communication to meet production objectives.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING: 
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures, class discussions, video presentations, and camera demonstrations.
    - Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture material.
    - Use of a Blackboard site where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, announcements, as well as additional recourses.