The Digital Cinematography Bachelor of Science Degree Program helps you learn the latest in video technology and theory, and applies those principles to practical skills that can be used to launch successful careers in production, postproduction, and digital content delivery.
Digital production starts with a concept – whether it’s for a film, news broadcast, or streaming media – and it’s the responsibility of the Director to make the creative decisions that will turn that outline into a compelling experience. The Digital Cinematographer and Camera Operator will help maintain the integrity of that vision during shooting, by planning the camera setups and lighting cues.
Supporting the production crew are the Producer and the Production Coordinator. These creative managers are responsible for handling the logistics of a film shoot, including the budgets, casting, and scheduling, as well as securing appropriate permits.
After shooting has wrapped, it’s the job of the Data Wrangler to make detailed digital archives of the raw footage to be used during postproduction. The Editor then takes this footage and cuts it together in a way that delivers the best sense of a structure and pacing, while the Sound Mixer is in charge of integrating the dialog, music, and sound effects.
Once the project is completed it’s up to the Video Transcoder to prepare it for distribution. This role includes compressing the data, encoding it to specific file formats, and uploading the final product to different media outlets.
The potential for careers is limitless as new technologies and video platforms continue to evolve, and graduates of the Digital Cinematography program will have the tools and creative freedom to become leaders in an increasingly powerful format.
Marcus Small began his editing career while still a student in the Film program, picking up local freelance clients, and eventually launching his own postproduction company, Domino Effects Productions. Following graduation, he has attracted music video, commercial, and television work for clients like Rick Ross, Trina, Ciroc Vodka, and the Orlando Magic. He also won the role of senior editor on the The Broken Path, his first credit on a feature film.
As a Graphic and Web Designer at BBE (Broadband Enterprises), Full Sail Digital Arts & Design graduate Adam McCabe has been helping to distribute content for some of the biggest companies in online entertainment, including Sony, Warner Bros, Paramount, and the Discovery Channel.