Naropa University Oakland

Master of Liberal Arts Program in Creation Spirituality


Zen Mind Editing Mind I



CSP 682 Number of Credit Units: 1


Instructor: Kevin Peer  Instructor’s telephone number:  828-216-6638

E-mail: [email protected]


Class Schedule: Spring Semester, 2003  February 22-23  10am - 6pm


Course Description: An introductory course in the fundamentals of transforming raw digital video footage into a simple but coherent, completed film. This class will be designed to provide a basic understanding of structure, pacing, and the use of narration, music and sound effects, with an emphasis placed on the editing process as a vehicle for creating a sense of wholeness, interrelatedness, and appropriateness of form.


Course Objectives: To help students develop the basic skills and sensibilities needed to begin to create video pieces which reflect their vision and intent and which can be experienced as coherent and compelling stories by viewers.


Course Requirements:


1. Attendance of class: 30%


2. Successful completion of class assignments. 70%

The class assignment will involve the editing of raw footage into a short video piece that demonstrates a grasp of structure, pacing, and the use of narration and music.



Total Requirements ………………..100%