Advanced Video Camera and Editing


Students will have opportunities to work in groups fulfilling certain roles. Raising questions and comments in class is also encouraged. Participation also includes arriving to class on time and remaining for the entire period. Students must be prepared to critique each other’s work, providing feedback that the student(s) can then use to improve the work for a final presentation.



Sequence/Matching Action Exercise                                    10

Keyframe Exercise                                                             10

Space 1999 Title and Trailer                                               20

CU Science Update                                                             30

Quizzes (4)                                                                       20

Participation & Attendance                                                10

                                                                    TOTAL         100


You will be evaluated based on the following competencies and values set forth by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


Student Competencies and Values include:

1) Understand and apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press, including the right to dissent, to monitor and criticize power, and to assemble and petition for redress of grievances.

2) Demonstrate an understanding of the history and role of professionals and institutions in shaping communications.

3) Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of groups in American society and in a global society in relationship to communication.

4) Understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information.

5) Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity.

6) Think critically, creatively and independently.

7) Conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work.

8) Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve.

9) Critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style and grammatical correctness.

10) Apply basic numerical and statistical concepts.

11) Apply tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work.


For further consideration:

1.  If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit to me a letter from Disability Services in a timely manner so that your needs may be addressed.  Disability Services determines accommodations based on documented disabilities.  Contact: 303-492-8671, Willard 322, and http://www.Colorado.EDU/disabilityservices Disability Services' letters for students with disabilities indicate legally mandated reasonable accommodations.


2.  Campus policy regarding religious observances requires that faculty make every effort to reasonably and fairly deal with all students who, because of religious obligations, have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments or required attendance.  In this class, please give me adequate notice if you have any conflict between religious observance and coursework. I will fully comply with your religious needs by helping you make other accommodations. To learn more about the campus policies, full details can be found at


3.  Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning environment. Students who fail to adhere to such behavioral standards may be subject to discipline. Faculty have the professional responsibility to treat all students with understanding, dignity and respect, to guide classroom discussion and to set reasonable limits on the manner in which they and their students express opinions.  Professional courtesy and sensitivity are especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with differences of race, culture, religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender, gender variance, and nationalities.  Class rosters are provided to the instructor with the student's legal name. I will gladly honor your request to address you by an alternate name or gender pronoun. Please advise me of this preference early in the semester so that I may make appropriate changes to my records.


4. The University of Colorado at Boulder policy on Discrimination and Harassment, the University of Colorado policy on Sexual Harassment and the University of Colorado policy on Amorous Relationships apply to all students, staff and faculty.  Any student, staff or faculty member who believes s/he has been the subject of discrimination or harassment based upon race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status should contact the Office of Discrimination and Harassment (ODH) at 303-492-2127 or the Office of Judicial Affairs at 303-492-5550.  Information about the ODH, the above referenced policies and the campus resources available to assist individuals regarding discrimination or harassment can be obtained at


4.  Academic Dishonesty:

Students are expected to understand the definition of academic dishonesty. Violations in the form of cheating on exams, turning in work that is not your own, turning in work that was also submitted for another class, will be grounds for failing the class and possibly for dismissal from the university. Plagiarism occurs anytime you use someone else's words and indicate that they are your own by omitting quotation marks and omitting sources. All students of the University of Colorado at Boulder are responsible for knowing and adhering to the academic integrity policy of this institution. Violations of this policy may include: cheating, plagiarism, aid of academic dishonesty, fabrication, lying, bribery, and threatening behavior.  All incidents of academic misconduct shall be reported to the Honor Code Council (; 303-725-2273). Students who are found to be in violation of the academic integrity policy will be subject to both academic sanctions from the faculty member and non-academic sanctions (including but not limited to university probation, suspension, or expulsion). Other information on the Honor Code can be found at  and at



Instructional Strategy

Participation and Grading


Recommended Reading

Fall 2012 Timetable