Digital Media Production I

COMM DM 1651 Course Description: Introduction to digital audio, video, and multimedia production concepts and technologies. Emphasis on basic production techniques, production terminology, and communication with media users.

Objectives: This course is part of a comprehensive two-course sequence: Digital Media Production I (COMM DM 1651) and Digital Media Production II (COMM DM 2651). Both are required for the Digital Media Production major. 


The website for Reboot is here:




The Dropbox for release forms is here:


Reserve equipment and facilities from the UNI Digital Media checkout office here.


The syllabus for this course may be downloaded here. 


The personal inventory assignment may be downloaded here.


The first Powerpoint presentation about the chapter Composing the Frame is here to download. 


The second Powerpoint presentation relating to Reproducing the Frame is here to download. 


The big technical overview, Functions and Principles of the Camera, is here as a Powerpoint, for anyone to download and use.

The class is about storytelling. From simple News packages to complex feature films and interactive games a story must be told. One of the oldest stories in human history is the hero's journey. 


See class projects on Vimeo. 


My personal Vimeo account is here.


My Youtube "channel" is here but hasn't been updated in quite some time.


Aristotle's Poetics form the basis for an understanding of the components of storytelling. A good short introduction is here in a short video. 


Beyond the poetics of tragedy lies a larger body of Aristotle's work discussed here



Arizona State University hosts a pretty good video basics website



My friend Clay Asbury was a developer of Final Cut Pro and is currently a certified Adobe Premiere and After Effects Trainer. His hour-long quick start video guide to Premiere and After Effects basis is here. It' pretty good.


The trailer for A Quiet Place is here. 


A bit about Foley Walkers and A Quiet Place is here.


The trailer for A Quiet Place II is here.


Over one-hundred years at the dawn of moving pictures ago a train came into a station and was recorded by a Lumiere camera operator. A documentary about the Lumiere brothers is here.

Much later, "that train don't stop here anymore". Check out the song by Los Lobos.