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Camera Assistant, TCC ( CA21)  Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Valdosta, High School

The Camera Assistant certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in video and film production. Students will learn the technical aspects of assisting video and film camera operators through classroom and hands-on productions projects. The technical courses apply to the diploma and degree in the Media Production Technology program.

This program qualifies for the HOPE Career Grant.

Program Outcomes: Graduates will be able to communicate professionally with camera operators and peers, assist with handling professional equipment, and follow video and film production protocols.

Careers: Assistant Camera Operator

Length of Program: 3 Terms

Admission Requirements:

Curriculum Outline (19 hours)
Occupational Courses 19
DMPT 1600

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course is an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of video production. Students will learn the basic terminology and techniques of video production through analysis of produced video works as well as hands-on experience. Students will be introduced to basic digital video production including: pre-production and planning, camera operation and framing, lighting, sound, and post-production with basic editing.

4
DMPT 2600

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None An introduction to basic audio and video editing techniques used in digital video production with non-linear software. Students will be introduced to the primary feature set and interface of video editing software and will learn to perform basic editing functions that include setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques and tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and output.

4
DMPT 2800

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): DMPT 1600 Co-requisite(s): None This course will expose students to advanced techniques in digital cinematography and production audio. Students will gain hands on experience in camera operation, shot composition, camera movement, lighting, and production sound.

4
DMPT 2805

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): DMPT 1600, DMPT 2600, DMPT 2800 Co-requisite(s): None This course will take students through the entire process of creating a narrative short film, with particular emphasis on skills that are specific to fictional, scripted material.

4
Technology Option (3 Credit Hours) 3
DMPT 1055

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Covers the basics of computer terminology, operating systems, and input and output devices, file formatting, file management, and overview of software.

4
COMP 1000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture -1.667; Lab – 2.667 Pre-Requisites: None Co-Requisite: None This course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include introductions to computer and digital terminology and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications. Please note that this course may not transfer to a 4-year institution. Students should check with their transferring institution for transferability of courses. COMP 2000 may be taken in place of COMP 1000 if it is required by a transferring institution.

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Faculty
Advisor

Media Production Program Coordinator and Multimedia Specialist
Valdosta Campus

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