GRA266 - Photography and Video

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Subject Title
Photography and Video

Subject Description
This subject is an introduction to photography and video from a graphic design perspective. Students will learn how to capture still images, video and sound for various environments including print and the internet.  Students will learn how to shoot, edit and output a photographic and video project.

Credit Status
Graphic Design Advanced  Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Effectively use a DSLR camera.
2. Use the principles and elements of graphic design as they relate and apply to photography,
3. Understand and incorporate professional studio communications techniques, including workflow and creative direction,
4. Shoot a variety of subject matter, including landscapes, portraits and still life,
5. Become more proficient in the use of Photoshop and Illustrator software packages, 
6. . Effectively operate a video camera,
7.  Demonstrate knowledge of the different video formats,
8. Use the principles and elements of composition and as they relate to video,
9. Understand and demonstrate the basic principles of editing
10. Apply production techniques for basic compositing.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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