259.319 Focus: Visual Communication and Design Film Production and Editing
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, UE, 2.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to script, shoot, capture, edit, and output short video projects. They have learned how to  organize footage and modify it into a coherent sequence, set up short video projects and shoot them using a variety of appropriate camera angles, shots, and framing.

Subject of course

Students are exposed to foundation concepts in non-linear video modification, film direction, and digital sound editing. They develop a basic proficiency with the tools and techniques available in standard digital video editing programs.

After shooting, the students edit a video sequence to synchronize it to a musical soundtrack or dialog, apply a variety of techniques for expanding or compressing the perception of time in a video sequence, add title sequences to a digital video and animate the sequences and perform basic production checks and output video in common formats. The work also includes applying basic techniques for mixing a soundtrack incorporating the human voice, ambient noise, sound effects, and music.

Teaching methods

In the wintersemester of 2020 the class will be mostly held as a distant learning course with some sessions in the computerlab depending on the amount of registered students and available seats in the lab.

The topics for the distant learning phases will be covered via pre-recorded videos and live Zooms-Sessions. All of that plus homework assignments and projects will be coordinated via TUWEL. Access is available only after registration vis TISS.

The first class is held as a live Zoom Session and attendence is mandatory.

Mode of examination


Additional information

By the beginning of the class, all students need an Archlab-Accout. Sign up at: www.archlab.tuwien.ac.at

Attending the first class is mandatory. Students that fail to come to the first class will be removed from the list.



Course dates

Tue11:00 - 13:0006.10.2020 - 26.01.2021PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Focus: Visual Communication and Design Film Production and Editing - Single appointments
Tue06.10.202011:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Tue13.10.202011:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Tue20.10.202011:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Tue27.10.202011:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Tue03.11.202011:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Tue10.11.202011:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Tue17.11.202011:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Tue24.11.202011:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Tue01.12.202011:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Tue15.12.202011:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Tue12.01.202111:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Tue19.01.202111:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020
Tue26.01.202111:00 - 13:00PC1 Class Hours WS 2020

Examination modalities

Class attendence, homework assignments, various video projects.

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Group WS 202029.09.2020 11:0006.10.2020 11:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

A strong interest in film production and editing is expected. A camera with video recording capabilities is required. (eg. smartphone, compact camera, DSLR, mirrorless, ...) A background in computer graphics, image manipulation, sound editing or motion graphics is helpful, but not required.

Continuative courses