DMA 248 Video Core • 5 Cr.


Presents production techniques for a variety of video applications, including theatrical, news gathering, informational, and documentary-style productions. Students focus on pre-production planning and executing excellence in their production and post-production processes. Previously DMA 259. Either DMA 248 or DMA 259 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite or concurrent enrolment: DMA 247.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Use pre-production planning for efficient video production.
  • Explain the basic formats and processes used to create documentaries and public service announcements.
  • Describe the attributes of effective b-roll and successful shoot such footage.
  • Use audio tools to balance and enhance audio tracks for video production.
  • Use editing tools to accomplish requested outcomes.
  • Demonstrate the basic skills of green screen compositing.
  • Incorporate basic motion graphics techniques to enhance visual storytelling.
  • Implement advanced editing techniques and the use of sound design in visual storytelling.