COMMLD 532: Advanced Video Storytelling

Course Description:

Today, the technology that surrounds the “tell” of a story (the modes and channels of communication) directly shape the immersive experience felt by the viewer, while leveraging the lessons of narrative and myth. This course focuses on the decisions we make when we tell our stories. This course is both theoretical and practical. Students will be afforded the skills to create and distribute video stories. Additionally, students will be expected to display critical thinking around point of view, audience targeting, ROI success criteria, methodology, and production standards. Students are expected to exercise the craft of content creation while at the same time critically evaluating and deconstructing content they see in the marketplace.

*Students must prove their proficiency in video production to register for this course by meeting the minimum qualifications:

1. Proficient experience in editing video on the following platforms: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and/or DaVinci Resolve.
2. Experience in shooting video with either DSLRs or Video Cinema Cameras.

Students must fill out this application form to prove they meet the minimum qualifications. We are accepting submissions at 6:00AM PST on February 12, 2021. We will not be accepting submissions before this time. After reviewing applicants, add codes will be sent out by the first week of March to the first 15 students who qualify for the course. This allows the course to have the same level of fairness as other courses in the registration process.

For your convenience, the questions on the form are provided below. We recommend preparing your answers ahead of time and copy and pasting your answers when the form goes live:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. UW Email
  3. Please describe your video production experience. List the platforms/programs you have used, as well as how long you’ve worked with them. If you’ve held positions that utilize video production, please list them here as well.
  4. Please provide links to videos that showcase your work.

The application form can be reached here.