DMA 108 Video Fundamentals • 5 Cr.


Introduces the use of video across media through instruction and hands-on experiences. Students study video technologies, basic equipment operation, video composition, basic lighting and audio production, delivery platforms and standards, and visual storytelling while gaining an understanding of the pre-production, production and post-production phases of media development. Recommended prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: DMA 100.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Accurately describe the activities and purpose of pre-production, production and post-production phases of media project development
  • Use storyboards as planning tools
  • Describe the basic processes of scriptwriting
  • Display an understanding of filming techniques
  • Describe the principles of aspect ratio, frame rate & resolution
  • Display familiarity with basic lighting principles
  • Utilize digital video editing software
  • Perform basic editorial capture, organization and output strategies
  • Create simple titles and effects for video
  • Describe video delivery platforms and standards and the impact these have on design decisions