“I dream for a living.” – Steven Spielberg
Love movies? Wonder what it takes to put together a television program, a news report, or a corporate video? Odds are you’ll love digital video production. Equipped with the principles of camera operation, composition, lighting, sound design, studio production and the development of an editing practice that is both technically proficient and critically informed, you will be able to operate a small video production business.Back to Top
Program Description (Laptop program)
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.
The Digital Video Production program will prepare you for a career in the exciting world of film, video and television. You will be introduced to:
- Basic principles of electronic field production and electronic news gathering
- Principles of camera operation
- Sound design
- Studio production
- Video editing
The program will also help you develop an editing practice that is technically proficient and critically informed in addition to learning how to:
- Build and design a portfolio suitable for various markets
- Price, estimate and invoice assignments
- Protect your copyright
- Register and operate a small video production business. Curriculum is based on creative theory and the practice of video image capture and manipulation through the use of state-of-the-art hardware and software. Courses are focused on a variety of techniques including the integration of digital imaging and production of still and motion images
A common first year with the Digital Photography program will give you the opportunity to gain a second diploma by completing a third year of studies. Please note: This is based on available spaces, for further details please contact the Registrar’s office at email@example.com.Back to Top
Ontario Secondary School Diploma, General Educational Development, Academic and Career Entrance – College Prep Level or Mature Student Status (MSS) plus senior level (Grade 11 or higher) subject credits, college preparation (C), university/college preparation (M), university preparation (U) or post-secondary (college or university) in:
- Grade 12 English
- Electronic news production/field production
- Freelance videographer
- Multimedia technician
- Video and sound recording technician
- Video editing and post-production technician
Course List & Descriptions
Courses and course descriptions are for the next academic year and are subject to change.Back to Top
|Compulsory Ancillary Fees||$1,010||$1,570|
Please note: fees are based on the 2012-2013 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.Back to Top
Students enrolled in laptop programs will enjoy an exceptional learning experience through the use of technology. The advanced technical skills and knowledge that employers look for in graduates will provide students with a decided advantage when entering the workforce. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements of your program as the requirements are not the same for all laptop programs.
How laptop learning works:
- Review your specific program page for hardware and software requirements
- Acquire your own laptop from a vendor of your choosing including all of the hardware and software components listed below
Please note: Some software may be included in tuition fees for some programs. Please ensure that you are required to buy software before making a purchaseBack to Top
Laptop Hardware and Software Requirements
For a complete list of hardware requirements please review the Hardware requirements and FAQ document.
You are required to purchase a digital camcorder in order to complete the course work and assignments in the Digital Video Production program. The laptop, software and video equipment used in this program are needed to teach the advanced technology skills required in the workplace.
Media Equipment Loans in the School of Media, Art & Design (MAD) has an inventory of accessories available for students enrolled in the Digital Video Production program including tripods, flashes, studio lights and a variety of specialty lenses**. These are Canon accessories and best fit Canon camcorders so this should be a consideration when choosing your camcorder.
There are three different recommended camcorders, which allow students to complete the full curriculum.
**Should you decide to also purchase a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, please note that MAD will not stock any lenses other than Canon for student lending. There are three different DSLR models posted on the Digital Photography page.
- Our program professors have extensive professional experience and recommend the Canon HFG10 camcorder for incoming students. Designed with advanced features and functions it meets all the needs and expectations for this program. Students will seamlessly integrate into the workforce upon graduation and have experience with the functions found on video recorders used by our industry partners.
- Alternatively, students may wish to purchase a more professional camcorder, which will cost more money but perform better. With performance that exceeds the demands of this program, the Canon XA10 video camera (ranges from $1,999 to $2,199) is a fully featured, ultra-compact pro video camera with a 64GB internal flash drive and two SDXC-compatible card slots. It is able to capture AVCHD video at bitrates up to 24Mbps and has a native 1920×1080 CMOS sensor that lets you choose 60i, 24p, and PF30 and PF24 frame rates. In addition, it has a 10x HD video lens with lowlight sensitivity to f/1.8, a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 30.4 to 304 mm, infrared recording (for night shooting), HDMI/component/composite output and a 3.5″ Touch Panel LCD.
- Students with a very limited budget will be able to complete the curriculum with the Canon HFM41 camcorder ($799), a high-end consumer grade camcorder. Although it is adequate, it will limit a student’s ability to capture video in low light or vary their shooting frame rate. Students will likely need to purchase a more sophisticated video camera upon graduation if they intend to pursue videography professionally.
These cameras are available from local dealers at the prices listed. You may find better prices in other regions or on the web. Special brand manufacturer offers are unavailable at this time but may be posted at a later date.
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later (included with new Apple notebook computer purchase)
- Apple iLife ’11
- Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac (Home and Student Edition)
NOTE: Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 Master Collection software is included in the Student Fees and will be available for new students in the first week of classes for an annual fee of $150.
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS SOFTWARE PRIOR TO STARTING THE PROGRAM.
Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 Master Collection software delivers the professional creative tools you need to reach audiences everywhere, even on Android™, BlackBerry®, and iOS devices. Create standards-based websites in HTML5, produce video faster than ever before, and design immersive digital experiences.
- Adobe Flash Player
- Audacity 1.3.12 beta or later
- Firefox web browser, current version
- Printer driver for Xerox Phaser 4510N
- Scanner drivers (Epson Perfection 3490, V100 andV200)
- TextWrangler 3
- USB flash drive for storing smaller amounts of data
- External hard disk USB or FireWire powered 250 GB or larger
- Wacom Intuous 3 6×8 inch digital graphics tablet
All students should have a Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable between 1 and 1.5 meters long to connect to the campus network.
NOTE: These requirements were accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change. Please be aware that hardware and software versions are subject to change and will be updated as needed.Back to Top
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Students with disabilities who wish to discuss accommodation plans are encouraged to contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities.Back to Top