Video Production I introduces students to basic terms and techniques of motion picture. Students focus on narrative story telling. Students will learn: video camera techniques, non-linear editing software, basic motion picture critique skills, and pre-production (treatment writing, storyboarding, and proposals) for the creation of traditional narrative motion pictures. Over the duration of this course, students will: understand and use various shots and angles; understand and use professional editing software; understand and use a three-point lighting scheme; edit image and sound in a narrative fashion; mix sound to form a soundtrack; understand and use basic camera functions; use storyboards to further planning and pre-production; write treatments and proposals; collaborate with other students in a film project; develop critique skills through group workshops; learn producer-director relationships; and develop planning and implementation skills. Students will create three to five personal narrative motion pictures, including at least one adaptation.