Digital audiovisual content production and publishing

Maria Matsiola Nikos Vryzas

DIM 110 Digital audiovisual content production and publishing


About This Course

Course Description

The course aims at providing to the students the essential knowledge on digital audiovisual content production and publishing to the new media environment. It involves the development of creative thinking along with lecturing the basic principles in audiovisual production. Sound and image fundamentals, hearing and vision aspects are deployed initially, followed by composition rules and editing theory and techniques for both audio and video. Capturing equipment and software applications related to audio and video content are used presenting the different ways they may be used in order the final outcome to be reached. The students work hands-on in the laboratory, produce content and make it presentable over various platforms, such as broadcast TV channels, media sharing services (Youtube, soundcloud, etc.), live streaming services (UStream, etc) or social networking (Facebook, Google+, etc) and microblogging (Twitter).

Course Objectives

  • Understand the production phases of audiovisual content production and publishing.
  • Recognize, understand, analyze, and discuss the storytelling techniques for audio and video production.
  • Recognize the structure of various audiovisual production formats.
  • Gain knowledge on equipment and tools used in audiovisual production.
  • Understand the different audiovisual forms involved in different publishing platforms.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Have knowledge on equipment employed in audiovisual production and their use.
  2. Be able to produce audio and video short productions.
  3. Have the knowledge and may develop digital storytelling skills in various audiovisual formats.
  4. Be able to present analytically and justify their work

Class/Learning activities

In-class presentations-workshops, case studies, literature study, assignments, final project.



Type of work Description Hours
In-class activities, lectures/presentations and hands-on laboratorial tasks thirteen 3-hours 39
Independent study Study of the suggested literature 40-50
Digital audio and video productions Final Project 100-120
Total Workload 209-249


Type of assessment Learning outcome Impact on final grade Date of assessment
Participation & Presentation 1,2,3 20% Every Week
Audio and video productions 1,2,3 40% 6th & 13th week
Presentation of audiovisual productions 1,2,3,4 10% 6th & 13th week
Written assignment (Report) on productions 4 30% 13th week

Recommended Reading

  • Burum, I. (2016). MOJO: the mobile journalism handbook: how to make broadcast videos with an iPhone or iPad. New York: Focal Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Dancyger, K. (2014). The technique of film and video editing: history, theory, and practice. CRC Press.
  • Gitner, S. (2016). Multimedia storytelling for digital communicators in a multiplatform world. New York: Routledge.
  • Lunbay, K. (2008). Digital Storytelling, Mediatized Stories, Self-representations in New Media, Peter Lang
  • Miller, C. H. (2014). Digital storytelling: a creator’s guide to interactive entertainment. Burlington, MA: Focal Press
  • Owens, J. & Millerson, G. (2012). Video Production Handbook 5th Edition, Focal Press
  • Rosenthal, A. (2007). Writing, Directing, and Producing Documentary Films and Videos: Southern Illinois University.
  • Willett, A. (2013). Media production. A practical guide to radio and TV, Routledge
  • Walter, E. (2014). The power of visual storytelling: how to use visuals, videos, and social media to market your brand. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Basics of Film Lighting: Roger Deakins & the 4 Qualities of Light to Know (