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PTV301: Video Communications I (2010-2011)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Video Communications I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
COURSE LENGTH: 18-36 weeks

About the Program:
Video Communications I prepares students for careers in the Audio/Video Technology industry. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by professionals in communications as well as pre-employment and employment skills.

Major Concepts/Content: The Video Communications I course for grades 9 through 12 is designed to introduce students to the concepts and equipment related to video production. Through a hands-on, project oriented approach, students will apply knowledge on filming, composition, non-linear insert editing, lighting, storyboarding, audio and computer graphics/effects in order to communicate effectively using the video communication medium.

Major Instructional Activities: A variety of instructional activities will be used so students can successfully apply video communication concepts. Students will learn correct shooting techniques and how to edit video and sound in order to communicate clearly. Students will also combine digital video footage with non-linear computer based editing in order to produce a video project of high quality. Computer graphics, transitions, and filter effects will also be incorporated into video productions. Students will explore the historical background and career fields related to video/film production in order to decide if this is a career field in which they may be interested.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will critique video projects in order to determine where improvements can be made. Grading will be based on how well the video communication concepts are applied and the effort each student exhibits in the completion of group projects.

PTV301 Video Communications I Course Description
PTV301 Video Communications I Student Competency Record

Essential Software: The focus of this course will be the use of Premiere Pro and/or Final Cut to produce a variety of short video productions. Photoshop, Soundbooth, Final Cut Pro and GarageBand will be introduced for integration purposes.

This course can be used to partially satisfy the requirements for an endorsement in the following pathways.

Cluster | Pathway | Required/Recommended/Related
Arts, A/V Technology and Communications | Audio & Video Technology & Film | Required
Arts, A/V Technology and Communications | Journalism & Broadcasting | Required