MTEC 66A: MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||3 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||MDIA 20; MTEC 57A; not open to students with credit in MUS 81F.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
The student will be able to:
A. Understand and utilize basic concepts of pre-production including treatment, script, and storyboard as it applies to music videos.
B. Produce and direct a short video.
C. Critique the creative and technical decisions made in the video.
D. Understand and utilize basic camera techniques and lighting for video.
E. Achieve and demonstrate a basic understanding of the video signal, especially timecode and its uses in music video in particular and video in general.
F. Develop an appreciation of the history and development of video as a technology and art form.
G. Recognize and appreciate the contributions made in the music video form by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds across musical styles.
1. Write a treatment (Lab)
2. Learn script and storyboard preparation skills (Lec)
1. Work collaboratively to shoot one music video project (Lab)
2. Gain proficiency in videography concepts including framing, composition, and moving camera (Lab)
3. Gain an understanding of specialized lighting (Lec)
4. Understand digital camera function (Lec)
5. Gain an understanding industry standard terminology (Lec)
C. Critical thinking
1. Theory and history of video and new media (Lec)
2. Elements of time based composition (Lec)
3. Story telling, self-expression (Lec)
4. Communicative power of the video media (Lec)
D. Cultural issues
1. Using video to communicate across cultural boundaries (Lec)
2. The influence of directors' and producers' cultural backgrounds on the expression of the subject matter and self in the video media (Lec)
A. Use of studio facility and equipment for the completion of video production assignments.
B. Pre-production planning including budgeting, gathering crew, rehearsal, casting, preparing sets, props, and costumes.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access:
1. On-going access to computer with email software and capabilities.
2. Email address.
4. Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, and/or Avid Media Composer software.
Method(s) of Evaluation
Pre-production exercises, treatment, script, storyboard
Evaluation of technical skills by critique
Participation in the group video production project
Completion and presentation of the group video production project
Method(s) of Instruction
Lecture presentations and classroom discussion using the language of both recording and video production
In-class viewing of representative music videos by the instructor and students followed by instructor-guided interpretation and analysis
Group presentations of projects followed by in-class discussion and evaluation
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Written materials provided by the instructor may include: lecture handouts, hardware and software user guides, and music video examples.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Weekly reading assignments from text and outside sources.
B. When taught online, lecture may take the form of written content as well as video, audio and webpage presentation.
C. Script analysis.
D. Writing of treatments and scripts.
E. Film and video production analysis in the form of journals and online discussion forum entries.
F. Research and planning of production projects.