Principles and Techniques of Film and Video Production

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Principles and Techniques of Film and Video Production

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art, Film Studies, Graphic Design, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    COM 105 or permission of the instructor.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This course introduces basic techniques and principles of film, video, and audio production and offers students both the concepts, principles and practical hands‐on training so as to apply these principles and put them into action.  

    Screenings and class discussions will emphasize the professional elements involved in production, covering topics such as: Film/video formats and equipment, the developments in digital filmmaking and the history of photo‐chemical filmmaking, the director, producer and writer’s role, the processes involved in lighting, sound recording and non‐linear editing, and gives students the opportunities, with AUR equipment, to put those principles to work with practical short video exercises. Laboratory course fee €75.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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