Videography Production A.A.S. Degree
Why Choose Videography Production A.A.S. Degree at CLC?
• Strong program related career placement in a thriving industry.
• Feature high-definition broadcast quality equipment used by professionals in the industry.
• Corporate connections with Target Corp, KARE 11, Lindner Media productions, Honey Winkleman Productions, WDIO TV Duluth
• Brainerd Bureau for Kare eleven News
• Studio team for Lakeland Public Television “Currents” Program
• Our instructor has a diversity of movie/TV industry practice
About the Program
Shoot, write, edit, produce – these are the foundations for all movie and film production. They are the concentrate of the Videography Production A.A.S. and Diploma Program at Central Lakes College. This program’s greatest strength is the unique curriculum we developed from the beginning. It has been continually revised, but the core has proven to be effective at educating students in the ways of production. With extensive backgrounds in movie production, we have a laser-like understanding of the occupational and life abilities necessary for employment. Our graduates are proving to be utterly marketable and in request.
Videography is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing career choices in the 21st century. With the explosion of cable networks, web-casting and movie corporate communications, this field is expected to practice constant, long-term growth.
Program Course Requirements
VIDEOGRAPHY PRODUCTION AAS DEGREE
Program Course Requirements
Very first Year – Fall Semester
GDES one thousand one hundred five Concepts of Design (Three cr)
GDES one thousand one hundred twenty six Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud (Trio cr)
VPRO one thousand one hundred ten Movie Editing Workflow (Three cr)
VPRO one thousand one hundred fourteen Camera Operations (Trio cr)
Very first Year – Spring Semester
VPRO one thousand one hundred twenty eight Business of Media (Three cr)
VPRO 1100* Media Script Writing (Trio cr)
VPRO one thousand one hundred twenty six Media Lighting and Sound (Four cr)
General Education (5-6 cr)
2nd Year – Fall Semester
GDES two thousand one hundred thirty Media Production (Trio cr)
VPRO two thousand one hundred four CLC Productions I (Three cr)
VPRO two thousand one hundred ten Advanced Camera (Trio cr)
VPRO two thousand one hundred twelve Advanced Movie Editing (Three cr)
General Education (Trio cr)
2nd Year – Spring Semester
GDES two thousand one hundred thirty two Designs in Social Media (Trio cr)
VPRO two thousand one hundred six CLC Productions II (Four cr)
VPRO two thousand one hundred thirty Creative Development (Four cr)
General Education (Three cr)
GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – sixty credits
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Detailed Program Information
Career Description: Videography is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing career choices in the 21st century. With the explosion of cable networks, web-casting, and movie corporate communications, this field is expected to practice constant, long-term growth. Videography production is the professional process of telling stories through a series of recorded, filmed pictures using digital media. Film and movie editors edit programming for the movability picture, cable, and broadcast television industries. Camera operators employed in the entertainment, corporate, or news fields use digital media to record movies, television programs, events, and commercials. Studio operations include floor directors, technical directors, camera operators, teleprompter operators, and audio engineers. News camera operators, also called electronic news-gathering (ENG) operators, work as part of a reporting team, following newsworthy events as they unfold. A degree in Videography at Central Lakes College prepares students for entry-level positions in all of these areas.
Program Information: Shoot, write, edit, produce – these are the foundations for all movie and film production. They are the concentrate of the Videography Production A.A.S. or Diploma Program at Central Lakes College. Students will learn the decent mechanisms for capturing motility picture footage using professional-grade camera equipment. A strong concentration on production lighting and audio recording is included. Scriptwriting is a key element of the production process and is emphasized in this program. Movie editing is essential to all movability picture completion and both basic and advanced editing procedures are stressed. Employers are seeking entry-level operators with a broad understanding of the foundations of production. Our focused treatment at Central Lakes College ensures graduates will be placed appropriately for successful entry into the industry.
Special Program Requirements:
In addition to the program requirements listed above, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:
- College Cumulative GPA Requirement: The cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and finished at CLC must be at least Two.0;
- College Technical Core GPA Requirement: The cumulative GPA of credits attempted and ended towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least Two.0; and
- Residency Requirement: students must finish 25% (15) of their credits at Central Lakes College.
Certification: Ambroz is a Certified Steadicam Operator (Main Workshops)
Career Opportunities: There are many job opportunities in this field within and outside of Minnesota. From two thousand six to 2010, movie production experienced 16% growth in career positions – 2% better than all professional fields combined. That trend is expected to improve inbetween two thousand ten and 2020. The Twin Cities area is considered a national center of activity for jobs in this field. Brainerd, Duluth, and St. Cloud are also excellent places to find placement.
Career Titles: Some common career titles for this field include movie editor, videographer, cinematographer, producer, director, production assistant, photojournalist, news producer, and writer.
Advisory Board: Current Members: Jane Helmke News Director KARE TV, Minneapolis, MN Luke Logan Camera Operator Rapid Forward Productions, Minneapolis, MN Steve Goodspeed News Director WDIO TV, Duluth, MN Dan Hegstad Station Manager Lakeland Public Television, Brainerd, MN Chad Koel Possessor/Editor Koel Communications, Brainerd, MN Jeremy Doyle Independent Filmmaker, Brainerd, MN Dale Bosch Independent Producer, Brainerd, MN Melissa Youthful Possessor/Producer Hey Man Productions, Minneapolis, MN Billy Hoffs Online Media Specialist Lindner Media Productions, Brainerd, MN David Steffan Editor Edit-Works, St. Paul, MN Paul Anderson Contract Manager National Joint Powers Association, Staples, MN Jon Bergmann President Big Time Entertainment, Pine Sea, MN Ryan DeChaine Producer Lindner Media Productions, Brainerd, MN Matt Ayers Graduate of Program, Brainerd, MN
Faculty Biography: Mark Ambroz is a television producer specializing in corporate communications, commercials and documentary programming. He is proprietor of One Boy Brief Productions in Brainerd, Minnesota. His twenty five years in production include eleven years at KARE eleven in Minneapolis, seven years at Honey Winkelman Productions and six years as producer for Gander Mountain’s “We Live Outdoors” television series. His client list includes Federal Ammunition, Bemidji State University, Lindner Media Productions, Seven Clans Casino and Mills Fleet Farm. He believes that the key to successful production is a broad skill of the entire movie workflow. Four years ago, Ambroz made a course-correction in his career and became the principal instructor for the Videography program at Central Lakes College.
Graduates will be able to:
- Apply protocol and safety in movie production working environments;
- Recognize and apply skill in script writing, camera operation, sound recording, editing, and production design for movie applications;
- Utilize movie production equipment and software programs used in videography applications and creating special effects;
- Analyze and apply suitable lighting technics for mobility picture programming; and
- Encode movie files for distribution to broadcast, web, and digital recording.