PTV101: Video A (2013-2014)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Video Production A
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8
COURSE LENGTH: 9 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The Introduction to Video Communications course is designed to provide students in grades 7 through 8 with exploratory and investigative activities dealing with camera functions, filming techniques, composition, non-linear/linear editing, and computer animation/graphics. Through a hands-on approach students will learn the entire process of video/television production from initial filming to final editing.
Major Instructional Activities: Students will work in a cooperative environment with their classmates in order to produce video projects, which demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of video communication. Students will explore career opportunities in the video/television career field and will also complete projects dealing with computer animation and graphics.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Video, computer graphics, and animation projects will be evaluated for completeness, neatness, and application of video communication concepts. Students will be required to evaluate their work and recommend ideas for increasing the communication value of their work. Complete individual participation in group projects is a requirement for success in this course.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the video communications course, students should be able to
- Explore the historical context and evaluate current careers in the field of video communications.
- Complete video communication projects that demonstrate an understanding of the materials and equipment used in video communication.
- Apply the principals of filming, composition, non-linear/linear editing and computer graphics in order to effectively communicate using the video medium.