IMA Number: IMA 751.00 | 3 credits

Course Type: Production

Professor: Marty Lucas Gary Griffin

This class meets MON 2:10-5:30pm or THURS 6:10pm-9:30pm in HN 544

Full Course Description:

*There are two sections of this class:

Section 1 – Mondays, 2:10pm-5:30pm – Prof. Gary Griffin

Section 2- Thursdays, 6:10pm-9:30pm – Prof. Marty Lucas

IMA DOC 1 gives students a very hands-on introduction to the practical fundamentals of film, video, and digital media production in a lecture/lab format. It is a foundation course in time-based media that offers students a grounding in contemporary approaches, techniques, and workflows, looking at single and double system video recording, various approaches to sound recording as well as accompanying post-production workflows.

Students are introduced to a range of media production equipment and techniques, including:

Time-based visual storytelling

Video and audio technologies

Basic editing techniques for sound and picture

Image composition and framing

The use of large-format digital video cameras and a variety of digital audio recording setups

Observational and continuity-based approaches to documentary cinematography and editing

There will be three production assignments: a short silent film, an audio interview with mixed tracks, and a final short observationally-based work edited for continuity with sound and picture. In addition there will be a final that covers the terminology and concepts covered in the lectures and reading.

Editing will be in Adobe Premiere Pro CS. 

Permissions: Cleared after advisement with IMA Director and Program Coordinator.