Audiovisual Media Literacy: Video Production 

Note: The course, which is strongly hands-on and characterized by interaction between the participants, will take place either as a face-to-face or as an online course, depending on the current Corona regulations. You will receive timely more information about this. The online version differs from the face-to-face version in that it includes WWUzoom meetings, Learnweb content and film exercises that you can do from home.


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

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 camera function,
  • a sciebo account.


Target Group: students, employees without previous knowledge

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