Professional Television Production

CREDIT: Level 1 - one credit Levels 2 & 3 - two credits GRADES: Level 1 - 10, 11, 12 Levels 2 & 3 - 11, 12

COURSE DESCRIPTION Film, video, and multi-media terminology, technique, and theory are instructional areas in this program. Students learn to operate state-of-the-art video equipment, video cameras and field equipment for productions outside of the classroom, and professional studio cameras, audio equipment, special effect generators, and character generators for use in the fully outfitted studio. With parental permission, equipment may be checked out and used for on-location shoots.

Students learn postproduction skills on cutting edge non-linear editing equipment, and finalize their projects to DVD. Toward the end of the first year, students may be presented with internship and professional work opportunities.

In advanced level courses, students operate professional television production equipment in the field and studio. Students are expected to take advantage of numerous internship opportunities that are available. In addition, students hone their skills in the areas of preproduction, production, and post-production. They demonstrate mastery of media production knowledge and skills, and function as media producers by creating original productions developed and marketed toward target audiences.

Students assemble a professional digital portfolio to advance postsecondary and career goals. They investigate the dynamic media production industry and identify opportunities for real-world experiences (e.g., internship, job shadowing).

TV STUDIO AND PRODUCTION FACILITY ::::: 43' x 43' three camera studio with cyc, chromakey, and teleprompters ::::: 12' x 24' control room with special effects generator, 20 channels of audio, and a music channel library with over 4,000 cuts of background music ::::: 10 SD/HD portable digital recording systems. Each system includes camera, monitor, tripod, mics, & light kit ::::: 16 top of the line AVID media composer edit stations

PREREQUISITES None

CAREERS The study of television production may lead to careers including: ::::: Audio engineer ::::: Lighting director ::::: Camera operator