Digital Video Production I & II
All MEA/KDOL classes are approved by the Curriculum Instruction Assessment Council (CIAC) as part of the East Bay Regional Occupational Program (East Bay ROP), are taught for academic credit, and satisfy the University of California (UC) “a-g” admission requirement for Fine Arts. The academic and production phases of the program take place at KDOL’s television studios.

Digital Video Production I:
Digital Video Production I instructs students in three basic areas: Film/Video History; Critical film/video analysis with an emphasis on interpretation and aesthetic qualities; and hands-on digital video production including script-writing/storyboarding, camera operation, lighting, sound, and editing.

The primary focus of the course is the use digital video as a means of communication.  Students are taught critical thinking skills, how to analyze their subject material, understand its context, and how to communicate visually through media what they have synthesized. Students will learn:  pre-production script development and storyboarding, the operation and components of digital video cameras, camera composition, lighting and sound for video, and post-production including the theory and aesthetics of editing, text graphics, and motion graphics. Students will also learn how to distribute their video content including DVD authoring, web distribution, and an analysis of alternative delivery systems.

Digital Video Production II (Advanced)
Digital Video Production II is an Advanced Level course for students who have had experience in video production and know the basic technology involved in script-writing/storyboarding, camera operation, lighting, sound, and post-production editing and delivery systems.

Students will work on more professionally-oriented projects, and have the opportunity to work on internship projects for clients and commissions.