Television Production I
 

CRS 110171                        Grade 9-12                                    CR ½                        Q                     1 block

In this introductory level course students will be exposed to the world of television and media production through a series of hands-on projects that, at the discretion of the instructor, may be broadcast on RTV (Metrocast Channel 25) or distributed through YouTube or other media outlets. Topics will include a brief history of broadcast television; the basic parts of the video camera and their functions; the essential rules of camera framing, screen dynamics, and camera movement; and the concepts involved in basic non-linear editing and digital delivery. This class may require some after school and evening participation for certain projects.


Competencies:

1)   COMMUNICATION - Students will understand the persuasive and communicative nature of broadcast media and how it has been, and is still today used to influence actions and decisions. (30%)

2)   PROCESS - Students will understand that if a story is to be both effective and influential it must pass through three phases of production, each requiring its own specific layers of organizational skill.  (35%)

3)   TECHNIQUE - Students will understand that using broadcast media to tell or document a story requires an in-depth knowledge of both technical elements and creative techniques.  (35%)

 

Performance Indicators:

C-1) Demonstrate knowledge of landmarks and personalities in the history of television and film production that helped         to define the medium
C-2)
Develop an understanding of the influential and even manipulative  nature of product advertising, political                        advertising, public service announcements, talk shows, reality television, etc.
C-3)
Demonstrate a command of the basic “grammar” of television and film production as it pertains to communicating         psychological messages to the viewer

P-1)
Demonstrate knowledge of, and willingness to abide by, the basic laws governing media production and                        distribution
P-2)
Develop and demonstrate the ability to execute the preproduction concepts of research, storyboarding, scripting,            interview preparation, location scouting, obtaining permissions, etc.
P-3)
Demonstrate knowledge of the hierarchy of technical positions required during different types of broadcast                    productions as well as the responsibilities of each
P-4)
Develop and demonstrate the ability to execute the post-production concepts of logging, script adjustment,                    acquisition of royalty-free media, development of graphic information, etc.

T-1)
Demonstrate knowledge of the elements and functionality of the video cameras, lighting kit, editing software,                    microphones, etc. as well as proper care for each
T-2)
Demonstrate the ability to apply the rules of composition, camera movement, screen dynamics, and transition                throughout all phases of the production
T-3)
Demonstrate an understanding of proper on-camera etiquette for various styles of television productions
T-4)
Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts involved in basic editing and digital delivery as well as the ability to apply         them