J283 Video Reporting and Storytelling (Section 1)

This is a required course for all students who will continue on to the short form Video or Documentary thesis concentrations.

  • Meets Tuesdays in Upper Newsroom (106) from 9am–1pm
  • Meets Thursdays in Rodriguez Room (127) from 10am–1pm

It will meet twice a week. The course is structured around 2 simultaneous modules: Module 1: Technical sessions designed to promote advanced proficiency in several technical production skills critical to the process of video storytelling (editing, camera, sound, and lighting). Module 2: Hands-on experience pitching, reporting, field and show producing, writing and structuring news video pieces on deadline, culminating in a longer piece in the second half of the semester.

Students will showcase multiple pieces throughout the semester as part of this course.



Time:  Tu 9-1pm; Thur 10am–1pm

Location:  106 North Gate (Upper News)

Class Number:  30100

Section:  001

Units:  5

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  $200

Enroll Limit:  12

Restrictions & Prerequisites

Require for first-year short form or documentary students.