Digital Video Productions

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12; both semesters, 1 credit,
Prerequisite: None

 

This advanced workshop style course will focus on the art and technology of digital video production. Students will produce videos such as documentaries, short films, parodies, satires, and other similar projects. Students will be responsible for cameras, live editing, audio editing, lighting, video networking, and hardware maintenance. Students will use professional equipment for projects and events and be a part of large productions watched by the community. Five hours worth of outside recording each nine weeks will be required for school events. These events may include music concerts, drama shows, sports, etc. A small team will also be selected to run the Jumbo Tron at Spartan Stadium.

Broadcast Journalism

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12; both semesters, 1 credit,
Prerequisite: None

In this fast paced course, students will work as a team to produce broadcast news segments for both the closed circuit system within the high school as well as the cable access system, Channel 204 (community programming), and YouTube. From this course, students will learn how to do the following:  dress for interviews and newscasts, speak on camera, write a news script, practice interview skills, and produce basic news stories.  Students will be required to participate in all aspects of production, both on and off camera, which will include anchoring, reporting, research, script writing, video editing, ad-libbing, as well as the care and operation of equipment.  After school filmings will be required to film stories and interviews.

Advanced Digital Video Productions

Grades 10, 11, 12; both semesters, 1 credit,
Prerequisite: Digital Video Productions or Broadcast Journalism for at least 1 year, qualification audition

This course is built for students who have previously taken either Digital Video Productions or Broadcast Journalism and excel in the field. This class focuses on real life application of technical and artistic skills that go beyond the beginner and intermediate levels. We will focus on the advanced technical and artistic skills of production and broadcast. This class will also be in charge of running after school events and organizing student run productions. 
 

Everyday Filmmaking and Media

 

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12; one semester, .5 credit,
Prerequisite: None

 

In this introductory course, students will study the elements of filmmaking and media for everyday use. This may include producing slideshow DVD’s of family events, social media video production, video editing with iMovie, studying movies and filmmaking techniques, etc. Students will be able to utilize the software to create their own short videos and projects. Student learning will also focus on gaining a deeper understanding for movie/film techniques and cinematography.