BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

DICM-101 - Introduction to Digital Innovation and Communication Media - 3.00 Credits

DICM-101 - Introduction to Digital Innovation and Communication Media - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the hands-on process of video storytelling. Students will learn the essential language of screenplay formatting and stages of video production including the diverse jobs involved in film industry production. Learners will write, design, produce and edit their own short videos on iPads and DSLRs through an intensive delivery of 45 hours over a two-week period. Skills and information will be delivered through an integrated approach.
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  • Prerequisites : ENGL-060 , English 12 or English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation

    Assignments: 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.


    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • tell a story within a video context;

    • demonstrate an understanding of the video/film medium - video and audio aspects; 

    • use and understand motion picture industry language;

    • write a screenplay;

    • be aware of the general history of trends of the motion picture industry; 

    • demonstrate good framing, sound and lighting knowledge, 

    • direct a scene within a video, 

    • operate an iPad/ DSLR to record and iMovie to edit a short video; and

    • prepare the final product for screening (credit information). 

    Text and Materials: Course Pack

    iPad or DSLR Camera
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    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca 
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