CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: May 21, 2002
Course offers teachers tips on teaching video/film production
The University of Iowa is offering a course next month to junior high and
high school teachers interested in teaching video and film production.
Theory & Practice Film/Video Production, offered through the UI Center
for Credit Programs, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays June 11-27 in Room 300 of the Becker Communications Studies Building
at the UI.
Participants must have some teaching experience. However, experience in
video production is not required. After a series of initial exercises, participants
-- led by instructor Leighton Pierce, a professor with appointments in the
UI Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature and in the Department of
Communication Studies -- will work collaboratively on designing and executing
short video assignments. Training in relatively inexpensive and accessible
technology, such as DV cams and Apple Final Cut Pro, is provided. Assignments
include three short writing and video exercises.
The course, one of the UI's Saturday & Evening Courses offerings this
summer, is worth three semester hours of undergraduate or graduate credit.
In addition to regular tuition charges is a course fee of $40.
Students who wish to register or find out more may visit the Center for
Credit Programs, 116 International Center, University of Iowa or phone 1-800-272-6430
(toll-free) or 319-335-2575.