Cinema Production Technology
Offered as an Academic Micro-Credential
By completing Southern Oregon University’s 14-credit badge in Cinema Production Technology, students develop intermediate skills in the three core toolsets within media production: sound recording, videography, and non-linear editing. The Cinema Production Technology badge provides a strong foundation for students interested in securing entry-level employment in broadcast media, corporate video production or communications departments, and in assisting freelance video producers. When completed as part of an undergraduate degree, the Cinema Production Technology badge will supplement graduate applications to MFA programs in film production or adjacent programs. Students will complete the badge with a portfolio of produced work samples demonstrating the range of production technologies.
Completed your requirements and ready to collect your badge? Apply to receive your micro-credential badge here.
*note: 101/102 are often offered as paired 5W courses.
DCIN 101: Production Tools 1: Audio – 2 credits
DCIN 102: Production Tools 2: DSLR – 2 credits
DCIN 103: Production Tools 3: Non-Linear – 2 credits
DCIN 313: Design Problems in Sound & Light – 4 credits
DCIN 321: Cinematography – 3 credits
Minimum C- grade in each class. In the course of completing the required credits, students will exit with a reel of production work samples.
Production Audio: field recording, studio recording, principles of recorded sound, digital sound recorders, microphones, sound remediation.
Videography: DSLR operation, principles of photography and cinematography, natural and artificial lighting, choosing exposures, camera movement, creating and executing shot lists.
Non-linear Editing: ingesting and exporting, organizing media files, collaborating with creative leads and other editors, editing technique (narrative, documentary, and news), transcoding, deliverables.
Advanced imaging: HD and 4k cameras and cinematography, storytelling with the camera, cinematic lighting, introduction to color correction and grading.
Data management: workflow and data hygiene for production, digital image technicians.
*The Broadcast News Production and Film & Business Management micro-credentials are housed within the Communications program website.