COMMLD 536: Intensive Video Storytelling: Conceptualizing, Shooting, and Editing

Course Description:

This skills-based course explores how engaging online video relies on effective storytelling. It is designed to familiarize you with video tools associated with storytelling: specifically, how to develop, shoot, and edit video.

Storytelling has been part of the human experience since the formation of language. Today, the technology that surrounds the “tell” of a story (the modes and channels of communication) directly shapes a viewer’s experience. This course focuses on the practical decisions you make as you craft a narrative. How do the choices you make in the creation and delivery of your story affect the reception of your message?

Given the compressed five-day timeline of this course, we will emphasize skill building using devices you currently have available. The class will also include practice with the tools that have emerged during the pandemic for remote video production. Remote production will continue to be a part of the fabric of media creation even after the restrictions from the pandemic have been lifted. It is cost-effective and creates the opportunity to eliminate geography as a barrier to access.

*This is an intensive course taking place on five consecutive days, starting Wednesday June 23 – Sunday June 27.