SRJC Course Outlines

7/31/2021 1:48:58 AMCS 74.21C Course Outline as of Summer 2017

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 74.21CTitle:  DIGITAL VIDEO POSTPROD 3  
Full Title:  Digital Video Post-Production Techniques 3
Last Reviewed:4/13/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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This advanced class will teach industry quality, non-linear video editing and post-production techniques. Students will work with professional visual effects software to apply 3D (three-dimensional) animations and high-level visual effects to their video projects, and use production and image editing software to author professional quality DVDs (Digital Video Discs).

Course Completion of CS 74.21B

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This advanced class will teach industry quality, non-linear video editing and post-production techniques.  Students will work with professional visual effects software to apply 3D (three-dimensional) animations and high-level visual effects to their video projects, and use production and image editing software to author professional quality DVDs (Digital Video Discs).
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CS 74.21B
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:Fall 2022
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable

Approval and Dates
Version:05Course Created/Approved: 5/4/2009
Version Created:11/8/2016Course Last Modified:6/5/2021
Submitter:Abe FarkasCourse Last Full Review:4/13/2015
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:4/15/2015
Version Status Date:11/28/2016Semester Last Taught:Spring 2021
Version Term Effective:Summer 2017Term Inactive:Fall 2022


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Produce professional quality videos, with 3D animations.
2.  Author DVDs using industry quality production and image editing software, that include 3D motion graphics.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Log and capture video to disc using automated and manual techniques.
2. Edit footage using advanced transitions, video effects, titles, and compositing.
3. Mix and repair audio, apply special effects, and create a musical bed using audio software.
4. Combine and composite moving imagery, still images, graphics, text, and sound in 2D or 3D space and then animate virtually any aspect of each element.
5. Use visual effects that stylize and distort images and video, and generate new elements.
6. Animate text in 3D space along a path.
7. Apply effects and objects to automatically tracked motion paths.
8. Create a DVD with multiple menus and special features using DVD authoring software.
9. Create customized motion DVD menus using Photoshop and visual effects software.

Topics and Scope
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1. Storytelling with video
    a. Editing techniques with storytelling in mind
    b. Establishing and closing shots
    c. Variety of shots
         1) Matched action, Multi-Camera Editing
         2) Sequences
         3) Wide and tight
         4) Cutaways
         5) Unusual angles
    d. Sound bites
     e.  Natural sound
2. Video logging and capture with Premiere Pro
    a.  Critique raw video
    b.  Logging clips, noting good shots and sound
3. Using audio software to record a narration and/or music bed
   a. Using audio effects
   b. Working with the audio mixer
   c. Working with multiple audio tracks
4. Compositing techniques overview
    a. Opacity
    b. Chroma, color, and luminance keying effects
    c. Alpha channel transparencies
    d. Matte keys
    e. Color Correction with SpeedGrade
5. Using motion with compositing
    a. Using track mattes to follow action
    b. Animating Photoshop graphic layers
6. Overview of After Effects interface and basic workflow
    a. Using After Effects text tools to create and format text
    b. Animating text using After Effects
        1) Using text animation pre-sets
        2) Animating opacity, using 3D, and adding motion blur
        3) Animating Photoshop text
        4) Animating text on a path
7. Animating layers in After Effects
     a. Simulating changing lighting
     b. Animating scenery, shadows, and lens flare
     c. Creating a track matte
8. Building and animating 3D objects and using 3D effects in After Effects
     a. Creating a cube and animating in 3D space
     b. Using 3D lighting
     c. Adding shadows
9. Advanced DVD menu editing techniques
     a. Animating menus and buttons
     b. Button animation timing
     c. Working with sub-picture highlights
     d. Specifying menu navigation
          1) Linking buttons to assets and other menus
          2) Setting end actions and overrides
          3) Using the Encore flowchart
          4) Button routing
      e. Editing Encore DVD menus in Photoshop
      f. Creating DVD menu buttons in Photoshop
      g. Creating animated backgrounds in After Effects
      h. Animating menu elements in After Effects
10. Exporting projects
     a. Rendering overview
     b. Exporting to different output media
     c. Uploading to the Internet
11. New features available with new software versions

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1. Read 20-30 pages per week, or view 2 hours of video tutorials per week.
Problem solving exercises:
2. Create a rough cut edit of the story from video footage and storyboard
3. Edit video clips to use for several compositing techniques.
4. Create a video that uses all the compositing techniques in class.
5. Create an audio project that uses an audio mixer and audio effects.
6. Create a music bed using audio software.
7. Use visual effects and 3D software to create high-level motion graphics.
8. Use visual effects and 3D software to create and animate text.
9. Create an animated effect preset using a set of customized motion visual effects.
10. Create a looping motion graphic background using animated visual effects.
11. Animate objects and layers using key framing to transform properties.
12. Use library assets from DVD authoring software to create a main menu and a submenu.
13. Use Photoshop to change the background, buttons, and text characteristics of a DVD.
14. Use visual effects and a 3D animation software to add an animated background and motion menu elements to a DVD menu.
15. Create a DVD main menu and submenu.
Projects and Exams:
16. 2-3 skill-based projects
17. 2-3 objective exams.
Final Project:
18. Create a DVD with at least two custom menus, a 2-3 minute video, incorporating all techniques covered throughout the class.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Problem solving exercises in list of assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Skill based projects, final project
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
objective exams, multiple choice, true/false, matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation in class discussions and critiquing

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release) (1st). Jago, Maxim. Adobe Press: 2014


Student Preparation
 Matric Assessment Required:ERequires English Assessment
 Prerequisites-generate description:UUser Generated Text
 Advisories-generate description:AAuto-Generated Text
 Prereq/coreq-registration check:YPrerequisite Rules Exist
 Requires instructor signature:NInstructor's Signature Not Required
 Method of instruction:02Lecture
 71Internet-Based, Simultaneous Interaction
 72Internet-Based, Delayed Interaction
 Area department:CSComputer Studies
 Division:72Arts & Humanities
 Special topic course:NNot a Special Topic Course
 Program Status:1Both Certificate and Major Applicable
 Repeatability:00Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
 Repeat group id:  
 Audit allowed:NNot Auditable
 Open entry/exit:NNot Open Entry/Open Exit
 Credit by Exam:NCredit by examination not allowed
 Budget code: Program:0000Unrestricted
 Budget code: Activity:0701Computer & Information Science
Disciplines:Computer Information Systems
 Basic Skills:NNot a Basic Skills Course
 Level below transfer:YNot Applicable
 CVU/CVC status:YDistance Ed, Not CVU/CVC Developed
 Distance Ed Approved:NNone
 Emergency Distance Ed Approved:YFully Online
 Non-credit category:YNot Applicable, Credit Course
 Classification:YCareer-Technical Education
 SAM classification:CClearly Occupational
 TOP code:0614.10Multimedia
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course

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