The Media Production Program will train you to creatively and dynamically convey information by combining graphic and photographic images with video, animation, audio and music. You will learn digital capture and output, using industry standard hardware and software to create professional quality media products. You will also receive hands-on training in pre-production, audio recording and editing, lighting, studio and location video acquisition, linear and non-linear video editing, two- and three-dimensional computer animation, QuickTime Virtual Reality, multimedia authoring, DVD Authoring and Surround Sound and HDV (High Definition Video). MCTC's program is one of the most advanced in the state for DVD production and authoring and one of the only programs to offer HDV training. You will have an opportunity to put your creativity and imagination to work on production assignments using the most current audio and video equipment and computer hardware and software. The work you produce during the program can be used to create a well-rounded portfolio, which is necessary for entry into the field. MCTC's instructors will help you prepare your portfolio and give you guidelines on job seeking and portfolio presentation. They also will help place you in an internship where you can put your new skills to work. To participate in the program, MCTC recommends you have good eye-hand coordination and the ability to see and differentiate colors. Media Production majors will need to purchase headphones, blank CD-Rs, DVD-Rs and DV tapes. Many students build or buy their own computer workstations, but our well-equiped media labs are available for project work.