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Continuing Education . Pre-College . Classes . Video Production 

Video Production

Explore the creative potential of video with hands on experimentation and collaboration. 

Session 2: July 21–August 2, 2024

A still of a Pre-College student's film on the big screen in CIA's screening room.

In this course, you will experiment with narrative, documentary, installation, or experimental video production. This course emphasizes the importance of the image within time-based work, incorporating a solid foundation in photographic essentials. Your focus will be on creative thinking and problem solving as you work individually and collaboratively. In addition to hands-on experimentation, the class will explore the fundamentals of composition, contemporary concepts, and examples of historic and contemporary video work. Students will engage in a collaborative studio environment; contribute to and receive constructive critique; and establish critical thinking skills while developing personal projects. 

No previous video experience required.

It is strongly recommended that students bring their own mirrorless digital camera or digital SLR camera with video functions and an external hard for digital file storage. 



During the first week, students will be introduced to software including Adobe Premiere, camera functions, and sound recording. Media history, scene selection, lighting and staging will also be explored.

During the second week, students will learn more about contemporary and experimental film/video, with ample time to work on recording and editing their final projects for the exhibition.  

Projects will include video assignments exploring techniques in collage and multiple images, continuous one-shot recording, effects, and editing approaches such as cut on action, juxtaposition, cutaways, and inserts. The techniques and skills learned in class will be employed to create either a narrative or experimental video final project.


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