Telecommunications | Intro to Production Techniques & Practices
T283 | 10950 | Kelly, S

T283 is an introductory hands-on production course in which students
study and practice the fundamental techniques utilized in field and
studio video production. Students will study best practices for
visual storytelling aesthetics, camera operation, shot composition
and framing, lighting design and set-up, audio acquisition and sound
design, graphics, editing with Final Cut Pro and live editing with a
Kyak switcher.

Course Objectives and Student Learning Goals This course aims to
give students a practical vocabulary and applied knowledge of video
pre-production, production, and post-production for both single
camera and multi-camera production environments. After this course
students will be able to apply their knowledge of production
techniques, aesthetics, and best practices to video production
projects from conception to final cut.

Course Expectations
You are expected to:

* Attend all lectures and labs
* Complete all required readings
* Have access to a television, a DVD player, a computer, and the
* Have an IU email account
* Know the contents of this syllabus
* Read the weekly schedule with sufficient time each week to
for lectures and labs
* Check email prior to lecture and labs for course updates
* Adhere to all lab policies concerning safety, equipment
and check out and check in procedures.
* Be a good citizen, treat each other with respect, and make the
extra effort

Course Organization
T283 has a lecture and lab component which students are required to
attend. Lecture meets once each week on Mondays 2.30 - 3.45.
Lectures will be used to examine conceptual and aesthetic issues
related to video production and Labs will be devoted to technical
issues and video production. Each student is assigned to one 4-hour
lab meeting at one of the following times:

Tuesday 8 - 12
Tuesday 1 - 5
Thursday 8 - 12
Thursday 1 - 5

To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and Sciences, this
course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at If you have
questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.