Steel Valley Middle and High School    

Course Syllabus

 

Title of Course: Video Production 2

Credit / Term: 2 Terms 1 Credit   

Recommended prerequisite: Video Production 1                  

Grade Level: 10-12

Date of Last Update: 6/9/10

 

The following information is tenative and is pending administrative approval.

This will be a new curriculum being introduced during the 2010-2011 school year.

 

Course Description  

Topics include but are not limited to: video theory, camerawork (advanced), lighting for video, audio for video, copyright issues, video production as a business, casting, editing video, teamwork, computer graphics for video, announcing, directing - both film-style and multi-camera, video formats, video history and other topics as decided by the instructor.

 

Our goal is to teach students skills that will enable them to produce top-quality videos similar to what they see on broadcast television.

 

 

 

Classroom Policies

 

Students are expected to:

 

1.    Attend class regularly and participate in classroom assignments.

2.    Complete all class work by an assigned due date.

3.    Bring all materials necessary to complete the lesson for the day.

4.    Complete all projects, assessments, and practicals (tests) .

5.    Correctly follow lab procedures and safety rules.

6.    Complete make-up work in a timely manner.

7.    Seek help when needed.

8.    Sit in their assigned seat during class time instruction.

9.    Do their own work. Students who provide or submit work that is not their own will receive a Ō0Ķ on the assignment and may be subject to further disciplinary action.

10.  Abide by all student regulations and network policies as outlined in the student handbook.

11. Make the best use of class time to work with the equipment.

12. Students are not permitted to bring in or consume food, drink or chewing gum in the labs.

13. Student will be expected to assist in producing videos for the school district. This will require time outside of normal school hours.

 

 

 

 

Standards and Benchmarks

 

Essential skills are aligned with the State Standards/Anchors

Specific alignment information is provided on the lesson plans.

 

 

 

 

Course Content

 

Video Production 2 Course Syllabus

Mr. Specter

 

180 Class days

36 Weeks

 

Television Production 2 Course Outline

Course Introduction

Technical Concerns
How TV Works
Theory of SD
Theory of HD
Formats
Aspect Ratios
Technical Specifications
Recording/Storage Formats
Tape Formats
Digital File Types/Storage mediums
Cabling
Cabling types

Lighting
3-Point Lighting
Basic Lighting
Effects
Color Temperature
Balance
Direction
Diffusion

Camera Operations
Camera Angles
Support Systems
Control
Framing
Movement
Filtering

Optics
Lenses
Depth of Field
Aspect Ratios
Zoom vs. Prime

Audio
Microphones and Microphone placement
Mixing
Foley
Sweetening
Effects

Teamwork
Working as a crew
Work Ethic
Reliability

Directing
Duties of a director
Types of directing
Famous directors

Producing
The duties of a producer.

Scriptwriting
Form and Function
The Creative Process
Development

Legal
Copyright Law and Licensing
Employment/Talent/Unions
CooganÕs Law

Budgeting
Using Excel to Estimate and Track Costs

Editing
Tape to Tape
Computer-Based
SMPTE Time Code

Casting
The art of casting
Talent

Film-Style Shooting
Single-Camera
Filters/Art Direction

Multi-Camera Shooting (Live)
Working as a team
Communications
Professionalism

Character Generation/Graphics
Paint Systems
Titling in Video

Key and Chroma Key
What is it?
How is it used?

Technical Directing
Live shoots

3-D Animation
How is it done?
The Process

TV Production Jobs
On-Air
Behind the Scenes

           

 

 

 

 

 

Procedures for Assessment

 

Assessment procedures will align with standards and skills taught Assessment will be by skills-based tests.

 

 

Math Integration

 

Math will be integrated into the course through the very nature of the course content.

 

Reading Integration

 

Reading will be integrated into the course through the use of the lesson instructions.

 

Writing Integration

 

Writing will be integrated into the course through several lessons that incorporate written communication skills.

 

Technology Integration

 

Technology will be integrated into the course by its very nature.

 

Course Materials

 

Lessons developed by the Steel Valley Faculty

 

Software:

         Microscoft Office

                  Word

                  Excel

                  PowerPoint

         Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

         Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, IMovie or Pinnacle Studio

         Sound Studio

         Other software as required (Subject to Change)

                 

 

 

 

Grading Policy/Rubric

 

 

 

The in-class assignments will count as 55% of the final grade each grading period.  

 

Tests (Practical skills-based and knowledge-based exams) will count as 30% of the final grade for each grading period. 

 

Student participation and attendance will make up the remaining 15% of the studentÕs final grade. 

 

Grade Distribution:

 

 

 

89.5%– 100% =   A        

 

79.5%–  89.4%  =   B                    

 

69.5%–  79.4%  =   C

 

59.5%–  69.4%  =   D

 

  0 --  59.4%  =  F

 

 

 

Contacting the Teacher:

 

 

The best way to contact the teacher is VIA Email at bspecter@svsd.k12.pa.us

 

Mr. Specter can be reached by phone from 7:45 to 8:35 a.m. most school day mornings at 412-464-3600 x2303