Spring 2020

VAT 100 Introduction to Video Technology

Welcome to the VAT 100 page.

This course explains how video technology works and how that technology is put into practice to create video content. It covers the fundamentals of contemporary media technology including understanding video image formation, data compression, as well as picture and sound generation and manipulation. Lab exercises introduce students to the operations of cameras, video recording systems, lighting instruments, microphones and the uses of SMPTE Time Code. Students also learn basic practical and aesthetic concepts of filmmaking by pre-producing and filming in-class exercises.

Below is the link to a resource site, with links to helpful videos that illustrate basic concepts covered in class. To access this site, you need to register with CUNY Academic Commons ( a very simple process!)

https://bmccvat100.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

A sample syllabus can be found here:

Syllabus VAT 100 UPDATED MAY 2019

Feel free to contact me at arigopoulos@bmcc.cuny.edu