VIDEO PRODUCTION

PREREQUISITES

  • Grades 10-12

TEACHER

Mrs. Hali Kessler

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE STUDY

  • Video Production is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to develop introductory skills in television and video production. 
  • Content will include an overview of television and video production techniques, history of mass communication, with a special emphasis on film history and media literacy. 
  • Students will learn the correct use of the HD Camera, may use location and studio lighting and the use of digital editing suites.
  •  Students will edit using Adobe Premiere on Apple Computers. 
  • This course will also include planning the video project, writing for TV and movies and production of personal videos. 
  • Students will participate in individual and group critiques
  • Students may visit a TV studio/production company. Written critiques and analysis of these experiences will be required.
  • Students will document and provide a written report on an event where TV and video has had an effect on a social, political or economic event or change.

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN

  • Students learn important foundational skills for video production
  • Increased competencies in computer applications including Adobe
  • This course fulfills the art credit requirement

HOW TO JOIN

  • Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors may select this course on their course selection sheet or contact their counselor to add this course to their schedule

ADVANCED VIDEO PRODUCTION (UNIVISION)

PREREQUISITES

  • Grade 10-12
  • Must submit an application including a one minute video which will be reviewed by Mrs. Kessler and the Univision crew. 
  • Must attend summer workshop and meet the ROP age requirements

TEACHER

Mrs. Hali Kessler

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE STUDY

  • Students enrolled in this course will be creating the DVD Yearbook along with *Film Ed. 
  • Students will work with professional equipment, such as high-end cameras, tripods, underwater casings, microphones and lighting. 
  • Students will edit using Final Cut Studio on Apple computers. 
  • Students will be responsible for producing, shooting and writing features to be included in the yearbook, as well as entering and attending film festivals, and producing Univision: the school’s bi-weekly broadcast

HOW THE CLASS WORKS

  • Advanced Video Production is a fourth period class run by two executive producers. This class focuses on creating the school’s bi-weekly broadcast: Univision, with other events and film festivals in between.
  • Every two weeks begins by discussing ideas for the upcoming Univision episode and then working on that episode for the next two weeks until it airs. 
  • Mrs. Kessler assigns a few additional film assignments throughout the year. 
  • Univision is involved in the Orange County Film Festival, a large solo competition from students from schools across Orange County.
  • Advanced Video Production also competes in 24 and 48 hour film festivals where the entire class creates a film together within that time frame for submission.

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN

  • Create meaningful relationships with classmates while working together as a team
  • First-hand experience in video production through creating bi-weekly school broadcast
  • Ability to collaborate and share creative input pertaining to Univision episodes

HOW TO JOIN

  • Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors must submit an application including a one minute video created by the applicant, which will be reviewed by Mrs. Kessler and current Univision staff.

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM
News Editor

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