Audiovisual Media Literacy: Video Production 

Content: The audiovisual media literacy training consists of a theoretical basic part and a practical training part. The course is offered in German language only. The theoretical part will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to camera technology (components and controls for image and sound recording) and filming with the smartphone
  • Organization and planning (technology, people, shooting schedule, editing)
  • Introduction to the visual language (filmic stylistic devices and function, setting sizes etc.)
  • Introduction to AV journalism (editing and implementation in picture-sound combinations)

In the media practical part the participants test and enhance the acquired media skills with their own smartphone. The exercise includes the following applications:

  • Camera technology: exercises for image acquisition
  • Audio engineering: exercises for sound recording
  • Lighting technology: lighting for indoor shots
  • Camera and lens movement: exercises in picture language and editing
  • Conversion of idea or topic into picture-sound connections
  • Editing and postproduction with the program ShotCut

Course format: Blended learning course in a combination of online (30%) and face-to-face (70%) parts. Online content is delivered via ZOOM conferences, a Learnweb course, YouTube tutorials, filming and editing exercises that you can do from home. The handling of professional production technology (camera, sound, light) within the media practical exercises will take place in presence.

Requirements: To participate in the course you will need

  • a laptop/ PC with a good internet connection, a webcam and sound,
  • the free cutting program ShotCut,
  • the video conferencing tool WWUzoom,
  • a smartphone with enough storage space and camera function,
  • a sciebo account to be able to upload your movie clips.


Target Group: students, employees without previous knowledge

Note: The course will be presented in German language

Credit Points: 4 LP within the General Studies in case of successful participation in the course and the final exam