A video camera or SLR with a tripod mount or an adaptor for your Smart Phone. You are responsible for understanding how to operate your own camera equipment either through online resources or an instruction manual. Your cameras or phones need a tripod mount, because some of your assignments require stable static shots. 

Example of well-reviewed universal tripod mount for smart phones: Manfrotto Mount for Universal Cell Phone

A tripod with a fluid head: Example of a well-reviewed and inexpensive tripod: Manfrotto MKCOMPACTACN-BK Compact Action Tripod (Black)

There is also a limited supply (not nearly enough for a class as large as ours) of cameras and tripods available to check out. If you wish to check any of the equipment out, you must come to Mendocino 3006 from 12:30-2:30 on Tuesdays, so I can go over the equipment with you. 

If you are using a DSLR or video camera you need to make sure that you have and SD Card. 

Thumb drive with at least 8 gigs of space 

Optional: External Hard Drive for Editing Video (You can use your own computer or the lab hard drive if this isn't in you budget)


Required Text:

Professor Know-It-All’s Illustrated Guide to Film and Video Making (BROWN) 
The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video 3rd ed. Edition

This course will be delivered partially online through a course management system named SacCT.

To access this course on Canvas you will need access to the Internet and a supported Web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari).  

You will also need to be able to access either Youtube or Vimeo to upload assignments for the course.