Monday, 24 September 2012

Week 2: Video Production and Terms

For this week, Encik Johari has introduced us to the basic steps of video production. Video production can be deceptively complex. It’s very easy to watch a cool video and get excited about making one like it. 

The video production process is divided into 3 phases:
 1. Pre-production
    Planning, scripting, budgeting, scheduling

    2. Production
        Video shoot, graphics design, gathering assets (which can happen any

    3. Post-production
        Editing, sound mixing, color correction, approvals, revisions, output.

   These phases can shift around a bit per project, for example, you might be
    in post production and need to go back to phase 1 and re-write the script 
    or maybe plan additional shoots.

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Terms Related to Video Production / Broadcasting Television Systems
Broadcast television systems are encoding or formatting standards for the transmission and reception of terrestrial television signals. There are three main analog television systems in current use around the world: NTSCPAL, and SECAM. These systems have several components, including a set of technical parameters for the broadcasting signal, an encoder system for encoding color, and possibly a system for encoding multichannel television sound (MTS). In digital television (DTV), all of these elements are combined in a single digital transmission system.


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Week 1 : Ice breaking Session and Overview of the Course

This is the first class on the very first week after quite a long holiday. Honestly I'm taking this course as an elective subject to fulfill the credit required for the Educational Technology course. But then, I felt so lucky because have given chance to learn new things. My  expectation for this course is to gain as much as possible the knowledge and skills about video and animation to be applied in the future.

Definition of Video and Animation


(adj.) (1) Refers to recording, manipulating, and displaying moving images, especially in a format that can be presented on a television.
(2) Refers to displaying images and text on a computer monitor. The video adapter, for example, is responsible for sending signals to the display device.
(n.) A recording produced with a video recorder (camcorder) or some other device that captures full motion.


A simulation of movement created by displaying a series of pictures, or frames. Cartoons on television is one example of animation. Animation on computers is one of the chief ingredients of multimedia presentations. There are many software applications that enable you to create animations that you can display on a computer monitor.

Different between video and animation

Note the difference between animation and video. Whereas video takes continuous motion and breaks it up into discrete frames, animation starts with independent pictures and puts them together to form the illusion of continuous motion.

source: Webopedia

Points to ponder: If a picture worth a thousand words..whats a video worth?