Video and Film these days involves a lot of post-production work to create the incredible visual experiences we enjoy today. Building on students existing knowledge of the basic principles of filmmaking in this course students hit the ground running, beginning with a rapid short narrative project that they complete during the first day of the course. Students then learn about title design and basic visual effects or VFX with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, before launching into their second short film project. Students will learn how to use a green screen effectively. Additionally, students will gain a basic knowledge of sound design for video and film production with Adobe Premiere Pro. Film projects can be in a range of genres including narrative, music video, documentary, feature and more.
By the end of this course:
Students will be able to…
- describe advanced cinematography and the importance of mise-en-scene
- demonstrate cinematography using DSLR cameras
- explain the philosophy & technology behind sound design
- use basic Adobe Photoshop and After Effects workflow for VFX
- demonstrate green screen editing techniques with Adobe After Effects
- demonstrate advanced post-production editing techniques with Adobe Premiere
Students will create…
- an original script
- dialogue scene
- protagonist versus Antagonist scene
- final project – a short narrative film
This course is one of our flagship Tech Camp experiences, infused with hands-on, project-based learning, designed to equip students with 21st-century technology skills. Students will engage in real-world problem solving and collaborate with fellow students to create solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.
- https://www.adobe.com/ca/products.htmlLaptop or desktop computer running Windows or macOS that meets the minimum specifications of the hardware and software listed below.
- Built-in or external microphone
- Built-in or external speakers or headphones
- Google Chrome browser
- Additional computer screen/monitor (recommended)
- DSLR Camera (or mobile phone/tablet) for photo capture and a method for downloading footage from your camera onto your computer.
- Canon Rebel T7i DSLR camera kit (optional)
- Camera tripod (optional)
- SD card with minimum 64GB and 90mb/s or higher read/write speed (optional)
- Audio kit (microphone, cables, extension pole) compatible with camera (optional)
- Green screen (optional) Reflector (optional)
N.B. Download and install Adobe software for free. You will receive a complimentary Adobe Creative Cloud license from Digital Media Academy to activate the software for the duration of the course.
Join us on the beautiful campus of The University of British Columbia for an immersive on-campus learning experience. Outside of your course-specific lesson times, you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and gain a better understanding of life after high school.