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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Digital Video and Audio

CGT 34600 / 3 Cr. (2 Class, 2 Lab)

Covers the use of digital technologies for video and audio in multimedia, hypermedia, and animation products. Students examine the methods for creating, sampling, and storing digital video and digital audio and the constraints placed on these media assets when used for media-based products. Emphasis is placed upon the technology of digital video and audio including formats, data rates, compressors, and the advantages and disadvantages of the different technologies.

Software
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects
Outcomes

Course Outcomes (What are these?)

  • Identify and prepare the various documents used in preproduction (ABET, a, b)
  • Identify the components of two story models (ABET, a, g)
  • Identify the components of 3 point lighting (ABET, a)
  • Describe the various formats in video production and output (ABET, a, c, h)
  • Describe the fundamentals of shot composition (ABET, c)
  • Operate a video camera and its’ features (ABET, c)
  • Apply a story model for the creation of a short story production (ABET, g)
  • Apply basic editing formats to video footage (ABET, c, h)
  • Produce a 3 minute video montage (ABET, f, h)

CGT Student Outcomes (What are these?)

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.

(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.

(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.

(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.

Topics
  • Preproduction – Treatment creation, script writing and storyboard creation
  • Story Model – the ability to formulate a storyline
  • Camera operations – technical knowledge of formats and camera types
  • Shot composition – shot movements, angles and types
  • Lighting – Types of lights, three-point lighting and other techniques
  • Audio – Microphone types and pick-up patterns
  • Editing – Types of editing and specific tools for editing
  • Output – Codec and container usage and basic compression
What You Will Learn
  • Preproduction – Treatment creation, script writing and storyboard creation
    • Identify the components of a treatment
    • Describe the scope of the audience and storyline in paragraph form
    • Write a script with components of shot types, angles, movements, audio and dialogue
    • Create a storyboard that provides the camera placement and talent
  • Story Model – the ability to formulate a storyline
    • Identify the components of a story
    • Define two story models that can be applied to a video production
  • Camera operations – technical knowledge of formats and camera types
    • Define the basic formats that a camera may shoot in
    • Describe the various types of cameras that are available today
    • Describe the features of a camera
  • Shot composition – shot movements, angles and types
    • Describe and produce the various shot types available to a good story
    • Describe and produce various shot movements
  • Lighting – Types of lights, three-point lighting and other techniques
    • Describe the various light bulbs that are available for shooting
    • Describe the various lighting modifiers
    • Produce a three-point lighting setup
  • Audio – Microphone types and pick-up patterns
    • Describe the various types of pick up patterns and their purpose
    • Identify the types of microphones and the types of pick-up patterns they offer
  • Editing – Types of editing and specific tools for editing
    • Describe the difference between continuous and dynamic editing
    • Describe the types of cuts
    • Describe the types of editers and their tools
  • Output – Codec and container usage and basic compression
    • Identify the difference between a container and a codec
Recite the definition of compression