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Producing videos encompasses consideration of many aspects of communication. Some are the selection of subject to be presented, the capabilities of available equipment and, in the current market, non-linear video editing (computer software) skills. Making commercial-quality movies and video programs requires even further knowledge of these creative possibilities. As technology advances and prices fall into more affordable ranges, video presentations are becoming more popular in many professions. Some include: teaching, government, traditional photography, real estate, marketing, medicine, and the ministry. Even if you’re only taking home videos, this program can help enhance your skills.

Videography Certificate 


Prince George’s Community College now offers a Continuing Education Certificate in Videography to students who successfully complete a three-course program.  Get professional hands-on training in digital videography from our experienced filmmaking instructors and gain the skills needed for your own film project.  Beginners and experienced filmmakers alike are welcome.   

As technology advances and prices fall into more affordable ranges, video presentations are becoming more popular in many professions. Some include teaching, government, traditional photography, real estate, marketing, medicine, and the ministry. Even if you’re only taking home videos, this program can help enhance your skills.


 Requirements for the continuing education certificate include successfulcompletion of the following courses:

• VID-308 Videography: Part 1

• VID-329 Videography: Part 2

• Any Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro course listed in this booklet under Apple-Based Technologies.

Once a student has completed all of these requirements, he/she should call 301-322-0873 or e-mail for verification and to request a certificate.

NOTE: For additional courses relating to videography, see Apple-Based Technologies. This section includes training for Final Cut Pro, one of the most popular video editing applications used in professional settings and Adobe Premier Pro.

  VID-308 Videography: Part 1     2.1 CEUs  

 This course, the first of a two part series offers hands-on camera, lighting and audio training. The student will also receive entry-level training in and examination of the many tools available for non-linear video editing using the Apple Final Cut Pro software program. Take this course before investing in your own equipment or bring your own camera to use during class to improve your skills.

7 sessions, $255* (includes a $55 lab fee)  

79423   M     5/19-7/7          6-9 p.m.             CAT-137

 VID-329 Videography: Part 2           2.1 CEUs    

In this class, the second of a two part series, the student will produce and edit a three minute video using pre-and post-production techniques learned in Part 1.  The student will be shown how to digitize footage and make a rough cut of a film. Time permitting, the instructor will show students how to upload their films to You-Tube and/or a personal Wiki. Prerequisite: VID-308: Videography: Part 1.

7 sessions, $255*(includes a $55 lab fee) 74186               

77274                 M             7/14-8/25                    6-9 p.m.                  CAT-137

VID-332 Video Production Techniques 2.8 CEUs

In this hands-on class, students learn the fundamentals of documentary video production from the initial concept to production to final product. The course covers best practices in interviewing, audio, light setups and effective sequencing of shots for documentaries.  Students will be shown how to prepare photos for productions, use a green screenand chroma-key in Final Cut Pro. Learn how to present multimedia content on the Web and methods currently used by industry for presentation and distribution. Prerequisite:  VID-308 Videography, Part 1 and VID-329 Videography, Part 2 or permission from the instructor or IT Coordinator. Text: The Filmmaker's Handbook,  A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age. Third Edition. Ascher & Edward Pincus.  

7 sessions, $255* (includes a $55 lab fee)

74187    W        3/26-5/14   6-9   p.m.  CAT-137  

   APP-352 Final Cut Pro X        3.6 CEUs     

 Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and experienced users to produceprofessional quality videos. This hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar withthe user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features.Students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used  daily in editing projects. This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality. Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course.  Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation. Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended.   Includes price of book

12 sessions, $605*(includes a $150 lab fee)  

77285        TTh       5/20-6/26     6:30-9:30 p.m.     CAT-137

APP-351 Final Cut Pro X, Advanced Editing                       3.6 CEUs

This is a hands-on course that teaches advanced Final Cut Pro X editing and finishing techniques. Students will learn how to create fantastic effects using filters creatively, color correct like a pro, and create complex audio mixes. This class also covers advanced workflows for managing media, including editing multicam clips for multiple camera video productions. This class is designed for anyone looking for advanced editing for professional quality videos. Prerequisites: APP 350: Final Cut Pro X or permission of the IT Coordinator.  Includes Price of Book.

12 sessions, $605* (includes a $150 lab fee)

78879          TTH   7/8-8/14                          6:30 - 9:30 p.m.            CAT-137

DPR-722 Adobe Premiere Pro 3.0 CEUs 

Producing and editing video for multimedia or web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing and outputting of video using a desktop digital workstation. 

 12 sessions, $605* (includes a $150 lab fee) 

77418     S     7/12-8/16  9 - 1:30 p.m.   CAT 137

APP-406 Introduction to Motion 5                              3.0    CEUs

Create brilliant titles, transitions, effects, and more with Motion 5, the motion graphics companion to Final Cut Pro X. This hands-on course starts with motion graphics fundamentals and movesinto compositing, animation, and the world of 3D. Explore new intelligent templates to quickly and flexibly create high-quality effects, titles, transitions, and generators as well as create rigs
to adjust related parameters with a single control. Topics include creating Smart Motion Templates and publishing them to Final Cut Pro X, creating parameter rigs to quickly adjust related parameters with a single control, understanding behavior-based animation, creating content with generators, shapes and paint strokes, stabilizing and tracking media, animating cameras, and using advanced 3D features.

12 sessions, $550* (includes a $150 lab fee)

77286 W/F       5/21-6/27        6:30 - 9:30 CAT 137






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