Mass Com 421: APPLICATION OF PRODUCTION

Syllabus


Wesleyan University-Philippines                                                                Mass Com 421 – Application of Production
College of Arts and Sciences                                                                                                              Credit: 3 units

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 A practicum on television production.


COURSE OBJECTIVES
 

 At the end of the course, the students are expected to:
Cognitive
Understand the various television program production techniques
Affective
learn the value of time management, creativity, planning and teamwork.
Psychomotor
enable Mass Communication students to apply the televison theories they have learned in the conceptualization and production of simple TV program formats


METHODOLOGY

Lectures
Demonstrations
Program analysis and critiques
Production meetings
Post production critiques 


COURSE OUTLINE

           Topic                                                                                                         Timeline
COURSE ORIENTATION  1 week
ELEMENTS OF TELEVISION PRODUCTION  
Lighting and camera work  2 weeks
Set design  1 week
Costume and make-up  1 week
Program conceptualization and basic scripting  1 week
PRACTICUM: PROGRAM CONCEPTUALIZATION, SCRIPTING AND PRODUCTION
Television commercial  2 weeks
Program promo  2 weeks
Newscast  2 weeks
Instructional program  2 weeks
Musical program  2 weeks
Final project: Video documentary  2 weeks

18 weeks
 CONSULTATION HOURS
 Monday to Friday      12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM


REQUIREMENTS

Group production projects


GRADING SYSTEM

Term project --------------------------------- 40%
Academic Exercises
Practrical Exercises ----------- 40%
Class Participation-------------- 10%
Attendance------------------------- 10%


REFERENCES

Muratore, Stephen. The computer video maker handbook: a comphrehensive guide to 
making video. 2nd ed. Boston: Focal Press, 1997.

Gloman, Chuck B. Placing shadows: lighting techniques for video production. 2nd ed. 
Boston: Focal Press, 2000.

Lyver, Des. Basic video lighting.  2nd ed. Boston: Focal Press, 1999.

Lyver, Des. Basic video sound. 2nd ed. Boston: Focal Press, 1999.

Tobias, Ronald B. The insider’s guide to writing for screen and television. Cincinnati, 
Ohio: Writer’s Digest, 1997.

Douglass, John S. The art of technique: an aesthetic approach to film production and  video production. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1996.


 

Online Reference Materials


TV Production Overview

Lighting

The Key Light

The Fill, Back and Background Lights

Altering Appearances

Special Lighting Situations

Cameras: The Basics

Composition: Setting the Scene

Composition: Part I

Composition: Part II

Composition: Part III

Single Camera Production

Studio Sets

Virtual Reality Sets

TV and Film Makeup

The Production Sequence

Scripts

Scripting Guidelines

Dramatic Video Script

Sample TV Commercial Script

Video Editing: Continuity Editing

Video Editing: Continuity Techniques Part 1

Video Editing: Continuity Techniques Part 2

Video Editing: Technical Continuity

Editing Guidelines: Part I

Editing Guidelines: Part II

Studio Hand Signals
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