Social Video

Course Details

Video accounts for more than 50% of mobile traffic and will increasingly dominate the social media channels you frequent: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and Tik Tok. Each of these channels speaks with a different grammar. Now’s the time to develop fluency in these new visual languages. In this hands-on class, we’ll look at the tools, techniques and visual language unique to each platform and create work in each session. Classes will use smartphone kits as a primary visual reporting and editing tool to produce explainers, animations, streaming coverage, text on video.We will also work with archival and found footage. In addition to individual projects produced to complement work in other courses and capstone projects, students will produce a group project with a partner media organization.

(Video: Student work by Gurami Jamaspishvili)


Pre-req: Video fundamentals in the first semester.