Tompkins Cortland Community College

COMM140 - Introduction to Field Production


This course is a basic, practical, hands-on introduction to the professional creation of video & digital film materials for broadcast and other media video presentations. Students are introduced to basic camera and editing techniques, learn the theoretical knowledge of basic production, and develop the tactile skills needed to design and produce basic digital film/video material. Camera techniques, composition, lighting, sound techniques, and artistic arrangement in video productions are emphasized. Working as part of a professional production team, students write scripts, prepare written plans, and make business-like presentations. Prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 100 and MATH 090 if required by placement. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.