New Video Production Classes Offered This Fall

Published on: August 05, 2010

Interested in a behind-the-scenes television/video career? Lone Star College-CyFair can help with three new video production classes offered this fall.

TV and Motion Graphics Professor David Potts teaches video production for all skill levels, including new beginning editing, special topics and TV studio production classes.

In the introductory ARTV 1351 Digital Video class, students use computers with the latest software for producing and editing video and sound for multimedia or web productions. The emphasis is on capturing, editing, and outputting of video using a digital video workstation.

In the  IMED 1391 ST: Media Design class, students create their own independent video from start to finish using professional video equipment. Project topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This class will focus on video pre-production, production and post-production for client-based projects.

In the RTVB 1325 TV Studio Production class, students learn to direct their own multi-camera video program in the college’s four camera, fully-equipped television studio. This basic television production class covers studio program content, studio camera operation and television audio. 

Employment of camera operators and editors is expected to grow 11 percent over the 2008–18 decade, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition on the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics web site www.bls.gov/oco. In 2008, the median annual wages were $41,670 for the approximately 26,300 camera operators and 25,000 film and video editors. Due to the large number of people who wish to enter the broadcasting and motion picture industries, competition is expected; but opportunities will be best for those with a bachelor’s degree or post-secondary training.

For information on LSC-CyFair’s video production class, contact Potts at david.e.potts@lonestar.edu or 281.290.3292. Fall classes start Aug. 30 so register now at lonestar.edu/registration.