Enduring Understanding:  Film is an art, which creatively communicates ideas to an audience through a combination of visuals and sound. 


Objectives:

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of various story structures.
  • Students will discern how visuals are employed to tell a story.
  • Students will analyze film appropriately.
  • Students will understand the filmmaker's motivation and role of audience.
  • Students will develop ideas into creative works.

Students leave course with a firm understanding of why elements of the story are linked with the visuals.


Grades 11, 12
Full Year - Level E Credits 1.0
Prerequisite: Digital Video I, TV Production, Computer Graphics & Video, Creative Writing, or approval of the instructor.
This class is for students who have video experience and want an advanced course in cinematography and editing techniques. Selected classic and contemporary films will be screened to serve as models for class work. The students will script, storyboard, shoot and edit a selection of video projects. In the second semester students will work on an n independent project by choosing to do a short documentary or an original video. Each student will also burn a DVD of their video work that can be used as an electronic portfolio for future work and college applications.

Essential Question:

Essential Benchmarks - Students will:
  • Develop advanced digital editing and documentary writing competencies.
  • Understand and utilize software to create broadcast ready documentaries and burn DVD's of their work.

Grades 10, 11, 12
Half Year – Level E Credits .5
Prerequisite: 9th Grade Video Production or Digital Video I and approval by instructor.

This course will explore concepts of television production for broadcast. Designed to be a hands- on experience, aspects include: field production, studio production, and journalism. Students write and produce newscasts, using newsroom producing software, the associated press wire services and CNN feeds. The students anchor the news, weather, and sports in a monthly newscast from the TV studio. Media literacy and understanding will be developed through critical examinations of the news media as a form of communication.

Essential Benchmarks – Students will:

  • Develop an understanding of media communications and its many facets.
  • Work collaboratively as a team to produce various news programs.
  • Enhance field/studio production techniques through immersion within the medium.
  • Build a solid understanding of news writing for broadcast.

Enduring Understanding:Film is an art which creatively communicates ideas to an audience through a combination of visuals and sound.

 

Objectives:

Students will demonstrate knowledge of and use of specific shot types.

Students will analyze film appropriately.

Students will distinguish modes (genre) of media communication.

Students will understand the filmmaker's motivation and role of audience.

Students will develop ideas into a creative statement.

 

Students leave course with a firm understanding of the basic visual principals necessary for communicating/connecting with an audience.