University of Colorado Boulder
The Art of Visual Storytelling Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

The Art of Visual Storytelling Specialization

Introduction to Video Production. At the completion of this specialization, you will understand video production workflow, how to structure and write visual stories, the kinds of technology you can use to enhance your production, how to choose the best shots for the edit, the fundamentals of non-linear editing, and how to produce video that meets professional standards. 

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Paul Daugherty
Emilie Johnson

Instructors: Paul Daugherty

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What you'll learn

  • Create a proposal for a video project that includes specific elements of production.

  • Understand visual storytelling structure.

  • Shoot video that meets standards of sequencing, composition, focus and exposure.

  • Edit footage with matching action, seamless cuts, and properly mixed audio.

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Specialization - 3 course series

A Blueprint for Success – Your Video Pre-Production

Course 111 hours4.5 (37 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Identify equipment and software needs to create video that maintains high production value.

  • Develop ideas for a visual story in a written document called a program proposal.

  • Compare narrative structures used to tell visual stories.

  • Conceive storyboards, write treatments and scripts.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Video Editing
Category: Linear Editing
Category: Video Production
Category: video pre-production

Ready to Roll – The Video Production Process

Course 258 hours5.0 (13 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to operate a prosumer camcorder in manual mode.

  • How to identify certain shots and camera moves.

  • To frame shots using the Rule of Thirds.

  • To shoot Sequences that promote continuity.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Storytelling
Category: Framing
Category: Video Production
Category: video

Bring Your Story to Life – Video Post-Production

Course 39 hours4.6 (25 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Create a “paper edit” using time code in their script.

  • Apply knowledge of professional editing workflows.

  • Perform basic editing.

  • Interpret editing patterns and transitions.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Video Post-Production
Category: Video Editing
Category: Video Production
Category: Editing

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Paul Daugherty
University of Colorado Boulder
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