Career and Technical Education: Audio/Video Production
Audio/Video Production is offered at ALL HIGH SCHOOLS
The Audio/Video Production program consists of three levels that will take students through the exciting world of media production…from studio broadcasting to field reporting and film-making, students will have the opportunity to explore all the industry has to offer.
The first level of the series includes a course called Introduction to Audio/Video Production, which is worth one credit and requires the student to be at least a sophomore. This is a practical, hands-on introduction to the world of media technology where students learn the basics of pre-production (concept, script, storyboards, producing); production (camera, lights, sound, directing) and post-production (editing, titles, music, basic DVD authoring). Students will use media industry standard software, such as Final Draft for screenwriting, Adobe Photoshop and After Effects for video applications, Motion for animating text and graphics, and Final Cut Pro for video editing. Students will work in a studio, operating basic equipment such as lights, sound mixers, teleprompters, studio cameras, and other equipment particular to that studio. By the end of this course, the student will have a personal media demo reel of commercials, dramatic segments, and athletic events.
The second level of the series includes a course called Audio/Video Production I, which is worth two credits and fulfills all PE graduation requirements. This is a practical, hands-on continuation to the world of media technology where students sharpen their skills in pre-production by originating entire scripts for television programming, refine storyboarding techniques, and assist in producing an entire show. Students will operate high definition cameras and properly maintain them for optimal functionality. They will set up lighting on location, mix sound in the field, and employ advanced techniques in directing and post-production. Students will also operate basic equipment such as lights, sound mixers, teleprompters, studio cameras, and other equipment unique to that studio. By the end of this course, the student will have a personal media demo reel of more advanced commercials and television show segments.
The third level of the series includes a capstone course called Audio/Video Production II, which is also worth two credits. This practical, hands-on class is designed for students who have made the decision to pursue a career in the field of media. Students will completely manage all levels of media projects, including pre-production, by creating and managing budgets of media shows, managing storyboarding teams, and producing the entire show. Students will operate advanced camera systems and will be solely responsible for the directing and post-production by combining green screen compositing and multiple layered video editing, animation, advanced music authoring, and animated DVD menu authoring. Students will also design and operate basic equipment such as lights, sound mixers, teleprompters, studio cameras, and other equipment unique to their studio. By the end of this course, the student will have a personal media demo reel of major works.