188.459 Video Production Canceled

2023S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

The Video Production course focuses on video fundamentals for short productions.

After completion, students will have gained the skills necessary to create engaging, single-camera video productions that can be applied to various types of projects, whether for video support for a master’s thesis or a short documentary.

Subject of course

The following topics will be covered:

  • Framing and Composition
  • Storytelling/Scriptwriting
  • Recording techniques
  • Lighting techniques
  • Editing
  • 360º Video

Teaching methods

This lecture with lab practice (VU) does not have a dedicated laboratory for student use. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you have a computer to work with and the needed software for editing video, for example:

  • DaVinci Resolve
  • HitFilm Express
  • Apple iMovie
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Sony Vegas
  • Blender
  • Your favorite NLE (non-linear editor)

There will be video equipment available for you to borrow. Detailed information can be found in TUWEL.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS Breakdown (3 ECTS = 75 hours):

  • Lectures & Pre-Lecture (12 hours)
  • Projects (50 hours)
  • Quizzes (8 hours)
  • Organization (5 hours)

Communication & Resources

This lecture will be held live, online via Zoom. The link will be available in TUWEL.

Additional communication and information will be conducted via  Slack .

All slides and supplementary readings will be accessible via TUWEL.

Literature - References

  • Motion Picture and Video Lighting by Blain Brown (3rd ed.)
  • Filmmaker’s Handbook by Steven Ascher (2013 Ed.)
  • Video Production Handbook by Jim Owens (6th ed.)



Examination modalities

Your evaluation is based on a point system totaling 55 points (subject to change):

Three projects: 35 points
Two Quizzes: 20 points

All projects will be created in groups of three, and quizzes will be done individually. All project information will be covered in the lecture and on TUWEL.

To receive points for a project, it is the group’s responsibility to upload the projects on time, and according to the project requirements. All project assignments have upload deadlines. Do not wait until the last minute to upload your project. No excuses.

Course registration

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07.02.2023 00:00 20.03.2023 23:00 31.03.2023 00:00


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Previous knowledge

No previous knowledge is necessary.

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