This is your chance to spend 12 months surfing at Australia’s Gold Coast Surfers Paradise while you learn how to capture it all on video.
The Australian College of Information Technology’s Surf Video course will teach you how to produce a professional quality surfing video. Share your experiences with your friends on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter as you surf these famous beaches and walk in the footsteps of surfing legends.
The Certificate IV of Multimedia (Surf Video Production) is for anyone seeking a successful career as a Digital Media Producer, Assistant Producer or Graphic Designer.
The 40 week course provides students with the knowledge and skills in graphic design, digital video, social media and interactive multimedia technologies. The focus of this course is creating digital video and multimedia resource content with the surf industry in mind.
The Australian College of Information Technology Video Production course is based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, home of the world’s best surfing breaks, such as Snapper Rocks, Kirra and Burleigh Heads. It is also the home of World Champion surfers such as Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore and Joel Parkinson.
|Creative Photoshop Concepts||6 weeks|
|Post Production||6 weeks|
|Visual Effects||6 weeks|
|Social Media Marketing YouTube||6 weeks|
|E marketingMajor Project||6 weeks|
|Major Project||6 weeks|
Note: Course hours consist of lectures, supervised practical work, unsupervised practical work, e-learning, project work, and directed private study.
This subject introduces the fundamentals of Photoshop and Illustrator teaching a broad spectrum of core skills that are common to many creative fields in the surfing industry: working with layers and selections; adjusting, manipulating, and retouching photos; painting; adding text; automating; preparing files for output; and more. This subject demonstrates established techniques as well as those made possible by some of the new features unique to Photoshop CS4 and Illustrator. The subject will allow students to create work at closely represent current work developed in the surfing industry.
This Subject covers the Premiere Pro workflow from a high level, providing a background on how projects go from start to finish before diving into basic clip adjustments, such as color correcting scenes for more dramatic impact, applying transitions effectively, and slowing down and speeding up clip playback. The course includes creative techniques, such as making titles and removing a green screen background from a shot. The subject concentrates on how to capture surfing images using the latest digital capture equipment to maximum effect taking into account different challenges arising for a cinematographer.
This subject teaches fundamentals motion graphics and design techniques in the surfing industry from the ground up. He shows how to gather video, audio, and graphical source materials into layered compositions, make edits and adjustments, and then bring it all to life with a powerful array of visual effects and animation techniques. These skills are demonstrated in a series of increasingly intricate projects. At the end of the program you will be able to utilise the skills in creating visual enhancing visual effective surfing footage.
This subject introduces the student to world wide phenomenon that is YouTube where hundreds of thousands of videos are uploaded every day. In this subject the student explores all the key concepts and techniques necessary to thrive on the site, including viewing, uploading, sharing, and tracking videos. The subject covers building an account, sharing with social networks, and the fundamentals of shooting and editing film for a YouTube audience, namely surfing enthusiasts, as well as tips for creating a brand, removing compression artifacts, and analysing video performance.
This subject introduces the students the theory and practical techniques of shooting digital video. Students will learn terminology, such as progressive, interlaced, frame rate, data rate, fps, aspect ratio, sample rate, resolution, waveform, and many more. Those with no prior knowledge of editing software will acquire a firm grasp of DV editing though this course. Practical shooting will be conducted at a number of well known surfing locations on the Gold Coast learning the fundamental techniques of how to shoot in a natural environment.
The subject introduces the student to project management and how to take a project from start to finish. Students examines the concepts of project management, from defining the problem, establishing project objectives, and building a project plan to meeting deadlines, managing team resources, and closing the project. The subject also provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance. The project will evolve around creating a small 5 minute surfing video on the topic of their choice.
The entry requirements for this course are as follows:
• IELTS LEVEL 5.5 General (if English is not your first language)
• Australian year 10 or equivalent. Eg. G.C.E. O level .
|Study Weeks: 36||Holidays: 14||Total Weeks: 50|
POSSIBLE VOCATIONAL OUTCOMES
|Digital Media Producer||Assistant Director|
|Video Editor||Assistant Producer|
|Camera Operator||Editor of vision and sound|
|Assistant Director of Photography||Script writer|
|CRICOS Provider Code 02771G|