The purpose of this course is to provide a project-based visual arts program, which guides students to achieve the standards in the visual arts and career technical training, by providing students with the technical instruction and practical experiences for aspiring video and film makers in the production of film, video, and new media projects for business and entertainment. Students experience both the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking in conjunction with learning about historical and contemporary traditions and conventions.Students are instructed on the three stages of project creation. In pre-production, students learn the basic principles of story development, screenplay writing, storyboarding, scheduling and budget planning. Instruction in the production stage includes basic visual composition, color theory, set up and operation of camera, sound, and lighting equipment. Students learn to use cutting-edge software applications for video and audio post-production. Mastering and delivery methods, in both traditional and new media, are explored.The course also includes the basics of job shadowing, internships, and job placement. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards. Interdisciplinary experiences and arts activities lead to refining a personal aesthetic, and a heightened understanding of career opportunities in art and arts-related fields.
About the Team: This structure of this course and the materials contained within it were created by a team of educators from across the state with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Antonio Manriquez.
From CALPADS: Intermediate Film/Video Production (Concentrator)
This course covers the history and development of the cinema, documentaries, and other new media and film technologies. Students learn skills and practices in various aspects of cinema and video production by applying the elements of art, principles of design, integration of technology for the effective visual communication of their ideas, feelings, and values. Students develop skills, including camera/recording operation, framing and composition, manipulations of space and time, idea development and communication, the mechanics and psychology of editing, script writing or text creation, light and sound, and impact.
|Occupation Name||Occupation Code|
|Writers and Authors||27-3043.00|
|Sound Engineering Technicians||27-4014.00|
|Film and Video Editors||27-4032.00|
|Multimedia Artists and Animators||27-1014.00|
|Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio||27-2012.02|
|Producers and Directors||27-2012.00|
|Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture||27-4031.00|
|Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other||27-2099.00|
|Music Composers and Arrangers||27-2041.04|
Technical Staff Member
Lighting, Props, Set
Sound Technician/Sound engineer
Students are instructed of the class rules and policies and the safety guidelines of equipment use. All students are required to sign a behavioral contract and meet a score of 100% in the assessment of this unit to continue on with the course.
Students learn about and identify the elements and principles of art in film, television, and media. They research and analyze history, styles, roles, and influences of various filmmakers and media.
Students are trained to demonstrate the basic fundamentals of camera setup and operation. Students Will learn to identify and implement a variety of camera shots, perspectives, and movements for video production.
Students are instructed in the principals of story, plot, and character development. They are trained in the fundamentals of screenwriting, in both screenplay and A/V format.
Students are instructed in the processes of Pre-Production planning from script to set. They are also informed of the specific responsibilities of the crew positions in the production, camera, sound, grip, electric, and art departments. Students are informed of copyright law, Fair Use, and open source, as it applies to the creation of video, film, and media projects.
Students have hands-on training in the creation of a short narrative project, without the use of sync-sound. Students are instructed in the standard on-set production protocol as run by the First Assistant Director.
Students are trained in and demonstrate the basic fundamentals of on-set production audio recording, as well as in-studio voice-over recording, using a variety of microphones, within various recording conditions.
Students will learn the principals, theory and techniques in the use of Grip and Electric equipment to achieve the the creative and practical execution of lighting for Film & Broadcast, both on the field and in the studio.
Students are introduced to the conventions and styles of commercial, public service announcement (PSA) and promotional videos.
Students are instructed in the basic principals of non-linear digital video editing. Skills learned can be used with any non-linear editing software.
Students are trained in the creative and technical fundamentals of set, prop, and costume design.
Students are trained in the design and planning of non-fiction or "unscripted" video projects.
Students are trained in the principals of multi-camera shooting, for studio and in the field.
Students analyze the use of music in film and video projects, then spot, score, and sequence music for a project.
Students are guided through the process of searching for and acquiring job shadow opportunities, internships, and employment in the commercial and entertainment media industries.