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Video Production

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Communication: Video Production at Fredonia

This major allows students to learn the skills necessary to write, produce and distribute media messages via television and film. There are many opportunities for hands-on learning with courses in multi-camera, field and post-production, both inside the studio and on location. Upper-level students participate in a video drama production capstone project, while television studio majors produce a season’s worth of news and talk/variety shows.

The Fredonia Difference

Fredonia’s video production courses are taught by professionals with decades of experience at the local, regional, and national levels. The faculty has won national film production and broadcast television awards, and worked on some of the world’s biggest stages. Their experience will be your guide as you develop your skills and talents to create memorial projects and build a meaningful video portfolio.

 

Career Opportunities

  • Camera Operator
  • Studio crewmember TV/film
  • Film/video editors
  • Producer/directors

It's Different Here

30+

Mac workstations

available in two state-of-the-art multimedia labs

WNYF-TV

Fredonia’s award-winning student-run television broadcasts to campus and surrounding community and allows you to apply your skills and gain experience

Internships

Get real-world experience and feedback. Obtain your degree and build a resume reel at the same time!

Student Story

Erica Wrobel
"At Fredonia, I learned how to dive into difficult challenges head on, despite what fears I may have. Fredonia helped build my confidence in my craft."

Erika is seeing the world as a Story Producer for National Geographic

Erica Wrobel B.S. Communication: Video Production Class of 2013

Why Video Production at Fredonia?

a fredonia student operates a camera in the tv production studio

Facilities

Houses digital film design and production facilities including a large sound stage for single camera productions and four editing suites for advanced students.

a student edits a video production piece in Adobe Premiere Pro software

Hands-on learning

Courses in multi-camera, field and post-production, and digital applications.

a professor assists a student operating the television switcher in the tv studio

Award-winning faculty

You will learn the secrets from professionals who have achieved great success in the industry.

Sample Courses

COMM 254 Video Field Production

Basic skills and techniques for shooting video outside the studio in ENG and EFP configurations, and for editing on non-linear video editing systems, camera lighting, sound and editing skills applicable to news, commercials, documentary, narrative, and art of music video.

COMM 401 Television Studio Production II

This course is designed to advance student skills beyond basics in television studio production. The class will attempt to convey the excitement -- and the reality -- of the community networking movement through productions specifically designed for broadcast on the FSU campus closed circuit channel, as well as on the village of Fredonia cable access television channel.

COMM 358 Television News

Electronic news gathering and studio news techniques in the context of a weekly news program. Legal and ethical issues in news gathering.

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