Video Production - CTE online model curriculum
Curriculum type: Course
Academic subject areas: Career Exploration; Career-Technical Education; Visual and Performing Arts
States' Career Clusters: Arts, Audio-Video Technology, Communications
California Industry sector(s): Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Duration: 2 Semesters
Grade Targets: 9, 10, 11, 12
Level of Expertise for CTE: Concentration/Skill building
Standards Addressed: Detailed documentation of alignment with Common Core, State and/or Industry Standards included Professional Development Requirements/Recommendations: None
Source: Web Site Credit: Career and Technical Education - CDE
Usage Restrictions: Registration with CTE online is optional.
Curriculum Link: http://www.cteonline.org/portal/default/Curriculum/Viewer/Curriculum?action=2&cmobjid=260683&view=viewer&refcmobjid=260683
Related Website(s): http://www.cteonline.org
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.
Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives
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. Interdisciplinary experiences and arts activities lead to refining a personal aesthetic, and a heightened understanding of career opportunities in art and arts-related fields.
Units in this Course
Orientation & Safety
Students are instructed of the class rules and policies and the safety guidelines of equipment use.
Historical Foundations of Cinema & Television
Students learn about and identify the elements and principles of art in film, television, and media.
Basic Camera Operation & Shot Composition
Students are trained to demonstrate the basic fundamentals of camera setup and operation.
Writing for the Screen
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.
Basic Narrative Production
Students have hands-on training in the creation of a short narrative project, without the use of sync-sound.
Audio for Film and Video
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.
Basic Lighting for Film & Video
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.
Commercial, PSA, & Promo Video
Students are introduced to the conventions and styles of commercial, public service announcement (PSA) and promotional videos.
Basic Picture & Sound Editing
Students are instructed in the basic principals of non-linear digital video editing. Skills learned can be used with any non-linear editing software.
Art Direction & Production Design
Students are trained in the creative and technical fundamentals of set, prop, and costume design.
Documentary, News, & Reality
Students are trained in the design and planning of non-fiction or "unscripted" video projects.
Multicamera Studio & Live Production
Students are trained in the principals of multi-camera shooting, for studio and in the field.
Advanced Camera Operation
Students expand on their learning of camera operating fundamentals to include advanced techniques such as camera movement through handheld operation, dolly movement, stabilization systems, and focus pulling.
Advanced Lighting for Film & Video
Students build on their learning of basic lighting theory and techniques to understand and execute more complex lighting situations and effects in studio and on the field.
Intermediate Narrative Production
Students build on their learning of basic visual narrative techniques, by incorporating dialogue recording and advanced camera operation and talent blocking to create an original short narrative project.
Music & Scoring
Students analyze the use of music in film and video projects, then spot, score, and sequence music for a project.
Advanced Post-Production Techniques & Compositing
Students expand on their learning of basic picture and sound editing by learning concepts such as advanced file management (transcoding), compositing, keying, filtering, primary and secondary color correction, audio EQ, audio sweetening, and changing motion parameters of clips and graphics.
Culminating Activity and/or Assessment
Formative performance assessments are provided throughout the course; summative performance assessments are provided at the end of each unit.
Instructional Materials Needed
Video production equipment, including: computers with editing software; cameras, sound equipment; lighting equipment, etc.
Instructional Materials Provided
Detailed teacher instructions and project descriptions, and links to a variety of digital resources.