Why Choose Videography Production Diploma at CLC?
• Strong program related career placement in a thriving industry.
• Feature high-definition broadcast quality equipment used by professionals in the industry.
• Corporate connections with Target Corp, KARE 11, Lindner Media productions, Babe Winkleman Productions, WDIO TV Duluth
• Brainerd Bureau for Kare 11 News
• Studio team for Lakeland Public Television “Currents” Program
• Our instructor has a variety of video/TV industry experience
VIDEOGRAPHY PRODUCTION DIPLOMA
Program Course Requirements
First Year – Fall Semester
ENGL 1422 Practical Writing (3 cr) OR ENGL 1410 Composition I (4 cr)
GDES 1146 Video Graphics (3 cr)
VPRO 1110 Video Editing Workflow (3 cr)
VPRO 1114 Camera Operations (3 cr)
TOTAL – 12-13 credits
First Year – Spring Semester
GDES 2130 Motion Graphics I (3 cr)
VPRO 1100* Media Script Writing (3 cr)
VPRO 1126 Media Lighting and Sound (4 cr)
VPRO 1128 Business of Media (3 cr)
TOTAL – 13 credits
Second Year – Fall Semester
GDES 2134 Motion Graphics II (3 cr)
VPRO 2104 CLC Productions I (4 cr)
VPRO 2110 Advanced Camera (3 cr)
VPRO 2112 Advanced Video Editing (3 cr)
TOTAL – 13 credits
Second Year – Spring Semester
GDES 2126 Video in Social Media (2 cr)
VPRO 2106 CLC Productions II (4 cr)
VPRO 2130 Creative Development (4 cr)
General Education (3 cr)
TOTAL – 13 credits
GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 51 credits
Career Description: Videography is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing career choices in the 21st century. With the explosion of cable networks, web-casting, and video corporate communications, this field is expected to experience steady, long-term growth. Videography production is the professional process of telling stories through a series of recorded, filmed images using digital media. Film and video editors edit programming for the motion picture, cable, and broadcast television industries. Camera operators employed in the entertainment, corporate, or news fields use digital media to record movies, television programs, events, and commercials. Studio operations include floor directors, technical directors, camera operators, teleprompter operators, and audio engineers. News camera operators, also called electronic news-gathering (ENG) operators, work as part of a reporting team, following newsworthy events as they unfold. A degree in Videography at Central Lakes College prepares students for entry-level positions in all of these areas.
Program Information: Shoot, write, edit, produce – these are the foundations for all video and film production. They are the focus of the Videography Production A.A.S. or Diploma Program at Central Lakes College. Students will learn the proper techniques for capturing motion picture footage using professional-grade camera equipment. A strong concentration on production lighting and audio recording is included. Quality scriptwriting is the foundation of the production process and is emphasized in all aspects of this program. Video editing is essential to all motion picture completion and both basic and advanced editing procedures are stressed. Employers are seeking entry-level operators with a broad understanding of the foundations of production. Our focused approach at Central Lakes College ensures graduates will be positioned appropriately for successful entry into the industry.
Graduates will be able to:
- Apply protocol and safety in video production working environments;
- Recognize and apply knowledge in script writing, camera operation, sound recording, editing, and production design for video applications;
- Utilize video production equipment and software programs used in videography applications and creating special effects;
- Analyze and apply appropriate lighting techniques for motion picture programming; and
- Encode video files for distribution to broadcast, web, and digital recording.
Special Program Requirements:
In addition to the program requirements listed above, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:
- College Cumulative GPA Requirement: The cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
- College Technical Core GPA Requirement: The cumulative GPA of credits attempted and completed towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0; and
- Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% (13) of their credits at Central Lakes College.
Certification: Ambroz is a Certified Steadicam Operator. (Main Workshops)
Career Opportunities: There are many job opportunities in this field within, and outside of, Minnesota. From 2006 to 2010, video production experienced 16% growth in career positions – 2% better than all professional fields combined, (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). That trend is expected to improve between 2010 and 2020. The Twin Cities area is considered a national center of activity for jobs in this field. Brainerd, Duluth, and St. Cloud are also excellent places to find placement.
Career Titles: Some common career titles for this field include video editor, videographer, cinematographer, producer, director, production assistant, photojournalist, news producer, and writer.
Advisory Board: Current Members: Jane Helmke News Director KARE TV, Minneapolis, MN Luke Logan Camera Operator Fast Forward Productions, Minneapolis, MN Steve Goodspeed News Director WDIO TV, Duluth, MN Dan Hegstad Station Manager Lakeland Public Television, Brainerd, MN Chad Koel Owner/Editor Koel Communications, Brainerd, MN Jeremy Doyle Independent Filmmaker, Brainerd, MN Dale Bosch Independent Producer, Brainerd, MN Melissa Young Owner/Producer Hey Man Productions, Minneapolis, MN Billy Hoffs Online Media Specialist Lindner Media Productions, Brainerd, MN David Steffan Editor Edit-Works, St. Paul, MN Paul Anderson Contract Manager National Joint Powers Association, Staples, MN Jon Bergmann President Big Time Entertainment, Pine River, MN Ryan DeChaine Producer Lindner Media Productions, Brainerd, MN Matt Ayers Graduate of Program, Brainerd, MN
Faculty Biography: Mark Ambroz is a television producer specializing in corporate communications, commercials and documentary programming. He is owner of One Guy Short Productions in Brainerd, Minnesota. His 25 years in production include 11 years at KARE 11 in Minneapolis, 7 years at Babe Winkelman Productions and 6 years as producer for Gander Mountain’s “We Live Outdoors” television series. His client list includes Federal Ammunition, Bemidji State University, Lindner Media Productions, Seven Clans Casino and Mills Fleet Farm. He believes that the key to successful production is a broad knowledge of the entire video workflow. In 2011, Ambroz made a course-correction in his career and became the principal instructor for the Videography program at Central Lakes College.
Mark Ambroz is a television producer specializing in corporate communications, commercials and documentary programming. He is owner of One Guy Short Productions in Brainerd, Minnesota. His 25 years in production include 11 years at KARE 11 in Minneapolis, 7 years at Babe Winkelman Productions and 6 years as producer for Gander Mountain’s “We Live Outdoors” television series. His client list includes Federal Ammunition, Bemidji State University, Lindner Media Productions, Seven Clans Casino and Mills Fleet Farm. He believes that the key to successful production is a broad understanding of the entire video workflow.
Graphic Design Instructor
Leon Dahlvang graduated from Staples Technical College and became a teaching assistant in the Computer Graphics department from 1985-89. He then worked at Connecting Point Computer Center/EdTech as a telephone support specialist for the graphics industry. He assisted in designs of brochures other promotional pieces for retail and education clients. In 1992, Leon was hired as a design/support person for the graphic design department at the Print House in Willmar, MN. Leon returned to teaching at Central Lakes College in 1996 and has enjoyed teaching students using technology for the creative marketplace.
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