Sep 18, 2021
COM 321 - Visual Storytelling
The methods used to communicate journalistic stories effectively and ethically using still photography and video. Course will be offered every year (Spring).
Prerequisite: admission to the digital journalism major or instructor permission.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Employ basic techniques of visual composition such as rule of thirds, framing, perspective, balance and contrast.
- Modify the settings of a camera (or other device used to take photographs) to obtain the effects produced by shutter speed, aperture, lighting, color and lens choice in visual imagery.
- Identify and differentiate between general news, spot news, feature news, portraits and sports images and apply strategies for capturing effective storytelling imagery in each category.
- Write captions that identify the people, places and/or objects in the image and put them in perspective for the viewer.
- Plan, propose and create a photo news story.
- Create news interviews and videos.
- Evaluate the impact and ethical considerations of image manipulation.
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