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  • Multimedia Production Career and Technical Education Program

    The Multimedia Production program at Norwood High School prepares individuals to communicate information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the making and producing of films and videos. Courses includes instruction that provides students with content and skills in: theory of film, film technology and equipment operation, film production, film directing, film editing, cinematographic art, film audio, techniques for making specific types of films and/or videos, media technologies, computer image making, multimedia production, and the planning and management of film/video operations.

    Courses in the Program

    Videography 1

    The first semester Videography 1 course is an entry-level course that serves as an introduction to basic video/film/audio production. The goal of the course is for the student to develop the ability to capture great video images and audio, and to be able to edit those two elements together to tell a story. Students in this course are introduced to the basic concepts of film/video production. Students develop skills in script writing, equipment operation, video and sound editing mainly through the production of a weekly student news program. Projects are beginning level by nature as students explore their creative capabilities and potential of equipment and technology. Professional workplace standards are established early and are expected of all students.

    Videography 2

    The second semester Videography 2 course builds upon the skills learned in Videography 1. The goal of the course is for the student to expand their experience in video and film production by writing, producing and editing their own short film. Students in this course are given more responsibility and access to more complex equipment. Students continue to develop skills in script writing, equipment operation, video and sound editing through continued production of a weekly student news program and the production of their own short film. Projects are intermediate level by nature. Professional workplace standards are continued to be emphasized and expected of all students.

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    The video production course is an entrylevel course that will serve as an introduction to basic video/film/audio production. The goal of the course is for the student to develop the ability to capture great video images and audio, and to be able to edit those two elements together to tell a story.

    During the course each student will be taught:
    • The basic understanding of operating a video camera.
    • The basic principles of how to capture great video and audio.
    • How to edit video and audio.
    • How to tell a story by combining video and audio.

    METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:
    This is a very handson
    course with heavy focus on learning by doing. Students will gain
    experience using basic video equipment and working as a group by producing a weekly
    student news program, short films and a documentary. There will also be lectures on
    fundamentals of the filmmaking process as well as the film and television industry. Work
    will be evaluated and critiqued in class. We will all be working together to get the best
    project in the end.
    COURSE OBJECTIVES:
    • Learn to operate a video camera.
    • Learn about different types of cameras that can be used to capture professional quality
    video and the pros and cons of each.
    • Capture well composed video images.
    • Learn how to use video, audio, and lighting equipment.
    • Capture great sound.
    • Edit video and audio into a compelling story.
    • Learn how to produce a student news program.
    • Learn how to make a documentary.
    • Learn how to make a movie by producing a short film.
    • Develop a professional work ethic.

    POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

    Television Producer - Cinematographyer - Camera Operator - Sound Recordist - Boom Operator - Sound Mixer - Folley Artist - Video Editor - Video Director - Assistant Director - Gaffer - Grip - Production Assistant - News Reporter  

     

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