Tompkins Cortland Community College

COMM140 - Introduction to Field Production


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. Students, working as part of a professional production team, write scripts, prepare written plans, and make business-like presentations. Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH 090 and RDNG 099 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.