Videography

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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.

Videography Certificate

Earn our continuing education certificate by successfully completing the following courses:

  • VID-308 Videography: Part 1
  • VID-329 Videography: Part 2
  • Any Final Cut Pro, Motion 5 or Adobe Premiere Pro

Once you have completed all of these requirements, call 301-546-0873 or e-mail itcerts@pgcc.edu for verification and to request a certificate.


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.
7 sessions, $285* (includes a $75 lab fee)

27273 M 1/29 - 3/26 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 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.
7 sessions, $285 (includes a $75 lab fee)

27766 M 4/2 - 5/14 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 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, and use a green screen and chroma-key in Final Cut Pro. Text: The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide, 2nd edition, by Anthony Artis. ISBN: 978-240824154.
7 sessions, $285* (includes a $75 lab fee)

27767 W 3/28 - 5/9 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 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 produce professional quality videos. This hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Includes price of book.
12 sessions, $605* (includes a $150 lab fee)

27270 T/Th 1/30 - 3/8 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm CAT 137

DPR-722 Adobe Premiere Pro     3.0 CEUs
Premiere Pro is a powerful editing tool used by Videographers and is capable of producing broadcast-quality and high-definition video. In the class you will learn the following: Import video, audio and graphics in a wide variety of formats, edit, manipulate and arrange these elements in a visual timeline, add effects, filters, titles, and export your edited video in a variety of formats.. Textbook required.
12 sessions, $605* (includes a $150 lab fee)

27833 W 3/7 - 5/16 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm CAT 103

APP-406 Introduction to Motion 5     3.0 CEUs
Create brilliant titles, transitions, effects and more with Motion 5. This hands on course with motion graphics fundamentals and moves into compositing, animation, and the world of #D.  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. Includes price of book.
12 sessions, $605* (includes a $150 lab fee)


VID-336-Digital Storytelling     1.8 CEUs
This course provides hands-on training in basic skills for producing digital stories using photos, video, graphics, music and narration. Participants will explore innovative web tools and multimedia applications to create short three to five-minute digital stories for personal, organizational or educational use. The course includes an introduction to script writing, selecting and preparing images, audio and video recording, and using editing software to integrate images and audio. Participants will be e-mailed materials prior to the workshop to assist them in preparation, including suggestions about scripts, image selection and use of video clips.
3 sessions, $240* (includes a $80 lab fee)

31112 Sat 4/14 - 4/28 9:30 am - 4:00 pm CAT 137