COMM1210 Introduction to Creative and New Media: Video Production









Course Code COMM1210  
Course Title Introduction to Creative and New Media: Video Production  
Class Date 18, 19, 20, 21, 24 and 25 July 2023

(26 July 2023 is reserved for class make-up in case there is any cancellation of classes due to bad weather or other unexpected factors.)

Class Time 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Class Location TBC  


Teacher Ms. CHAN Man Yee Rita

School of Journalism and Communication
The Chinese University of Hong Kong



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Medium of Instruction Cantonese
Course Description The course is an introductory course in creative and new media, which teaches video production to enhance visual literacy of students for their ability to understand, produce and communicate through visual images. Students will go through the learning process by doing. They will be required to complete individual and group projects in order to learn visual narrative and to tell stories with visual images.
Course Content The course provides an overview of the process of video production from pre-production, production to post-production. Students will be guided through all the stages of video production, from scripting, shooting, lighting, sound recording to editing. In the course, students will generate ideas, discuss works of media art and practise skills and techniques.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the course, student will:

  1. Be able to identify and comprehend basic vocabulary and terms used in video production.
  2. Understand the workflow of video production.
  3. Gain some hands-on experience in video shooting and editing.
  4. Understand recent developments in the creative and new media and its role in contemporary society.
Recommended Reading(s) / Reference(s) Technical Knowledge-Books:

  1. Dawkins S. & Wynd I. (2010) Video Production: Putting Theory into Practice. Palgrave Macmillan. ( PN1992.94 D39 2010)
  2. Rosenthal A. (2002) Writing, Directing, and Producing Documentary Films and Videos. third edition. Southern Illinois University Press.
  3. Lambert. J (2013) Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Community. Routledge.


Technical Knowledge -DVDs:

  1. Light it Right! The Essential Guide to Lighting for Video. Videomakers.
  2. Location lighting. Cinematography Master Class Series. Kodak.
  3. Outdoor Videography.
  4. Video Lighting, Basic Training Tutorials.
  5. Video Production, Basic Training Tutorials.


Concept &Aesthetic -Books:

  1. Berger, J.(1995) Ways of Seeing. Viking Press
  2. Darley, A. (2000) Visual Digital Culture: Surface play and spectacle in new media genres. London & New York: Routledge.
  3. Sontag, S. (2003) Regarding the pain of Others. London: Thames and Hudson.
  4. Wenders, W. (1992) The logic of Images. Faber and Faber.
  5. Tarkovsky, A (1986) Sculpting in Time. The Bodley
  6. 楊德昌的電影世界:從《光陰的故事》到《一一》 (尚.米榭爾.弗東)
  7. 他們在島嶼寫作 (目宿媒體、王耿瑜)
  8. 香港新浪潮電影 (卓伯棠)
  9. 菊次郎與佐紀(北野武)
  10. 這些人,那些事 (吳念真)
  11. 尋找香港電影的獨立景觀 (張美君)


Course Assessment Class participation and discussion (10%)

In-class pitching and presentation of video projects (10%)

One 30-second video (40%)

One 3-mintue video drama (40%)

  The above course information is subject to change and approval.
  Last updated on 14 April 2023