Professional photographers and videographers looking to build on their existing experience will be able to learn the skills they need to advance their careers through Georgian’s new Digital Video graduate certificate. The program starts this May at the Barrie Campus.
Students will assess client needs for video products and focus on realistic solutions that will be aesthetically pleasing, marketable and polished. Digital Video covers pre-production, video capture, sound/editing, video aesthetics, and business practices. Courses are taught by such industry leaders as Wyeth Clarkson (inset), a renowned Canadian filmmaker and director.
Digital video has become a specialized service within the photography profession, says Paul Koidis, Associate Dean, Design and Visual Arts.
“Students in this program will learn how to tell stories through digital video and build on previously gained digital photography and imaging abilities and experience,” says Koidis. “They’ll also gain industry-standard skills and expertise applicable to planning, capturing and editing digital video, and build their portfolio through practical labs.”
Graduates may become news or field producers, freelance videographers, multimedia technicians, video editors and post-production technicians in corporate video production, social media development, video and news media, web design, and learn to become their own boss through Georgian’s entrepreneurial-rich curriculum.
Applicants must have a diploma, degree, or equivalent in photography, including a background in digital photography. Applicants who do not meet the criteria may still be considered with a portfolio and resumé that shows evidence of creative ability, digital photography and imaging skills, and industry experience.