93534 - Videomaking (LM)

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Through pratical skills, the laboratory aims to provide the students with essential knowledge about audiovisual production, from screenwriting to post-production. The course will take into account the nature of the media - both traditional and digital - and the aims of the message they are going to convey.
At the end of the course the student: - will know how to develop a concept for the audiovisual production; - will know all the different steps for a video pre-production; - will be able to apply the main skills of the audiovisual production; - will be able to apply acquired technical knowledge and translate know-how in video editing terms. 

Course contents

The laboratory will be organized in a cycle of 30 hours during which audiovisual theoretical notions will be tested and transferred practically through the use of videocameras, editing and post-production softwares, available at DAMSlab positions.

The first part of the lessons explores the phases of pre-production and production, from identifying the pillars for the construction of a communication strategy that precedes each audiovisual content birth, to the video writing.

The second part of the lab will be dedicated to consulting the different filming techniques, with a focus on the grammar of the shots which the students will simultaneously translate into practices through exercises with professional video cameras.

The third and final part of the lab is about post-production, measuring students with the grammar of editing and the use of software for video editing. 


Recommended reading:

Il manuale del videomaker – Stefano Poletti, Hoepli

Story. Contenuti, struttura, stile, principi per la sceneggiatura e per l'arte di scrivere storie – Robert McKee, Omero Edizioni

Teaching methods

The activities will be carried out in the presence of the teacher in the well-equiped spaces of DAMSlab. Lectures will alternate with many project and case study work, exercises in the laboratory or remotely, relating the progress of the pandemic emergency.

Warning: Due to the COVID-19 emergency, teaching methods as published in July 2020 might be modified. In that case timely information will be given through a prompt update of this programme and specific notes published:
- on the teacher official page
- on the INCOM course official website
- on the INCOM course official Facebook page. 

Students are invited to regularly consult the teaching page to verify any changes and shifts of lessons.

Assessment methods

During the course students will have the possibility to practice at DAMSlab.
Students will be asked to create an individual or group final product, to present the concept and communicative pillar, valid for receiving eligibility.

Teaching tools

DAMSLab class and activities, audiovisual content screening, slideshows. 

Office hours

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