Mrs. Catherine Irwin » Principles of Arts, Audio/Video Production

Principles of Arts, Audio/Video Production

Course Overview:
This creative and collaborative course will use digital information and computer based productivity tools to edit and produce video and digital products. The student will learn all areas of film production which includes video and audio editing, script writing and storyboarding, camera and lighting techniques, and applying transition effects to video. A variety of technologies will be used in acquiring information, working to solve problems, and effective communication.
Learning Objectives
In this class you will:
• Learn basic camera and production techniques such as parts of the camera, types of camera shots, transitions, picture composition, special effects, lighting and audio recording.
• Plan and produce video projects with a group, and perform the various jobs required to create a video or film, including director, videographer, on-camera talent and post-production editor.
• Write scripts and create storyboards for video using the correct terminology for camera movement, types of shots, lighting, transitions, graphics and sound.
• Learn non-linear video editing (using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects), including appropriate transitions, titles and special effects. You will also analyze editing techniques in films and television in order to learn such concepts as “invisible” editing, the psychological effects of editing, and the relationship between sound and image.
Grading Scale:
Film Projects or Tests – 50%
Daily Work – 50%
Warmup Logs:
We will begin each lesson with a warmup that will be used to refresh previously covered concepts or to introduce a new topic. Students will complete the warmup task in a spiral notebook or in a Word document. At the end of the six weeks, the warmup file will count as a test grade. The warmup task or question, answer and date must be completed for full credit.
Participation in this class will require time commitments beyond regular class times to film and/or edit. If you cannot make these time commitments, your grade will suffer dramatically.
Class/Filming/Project rules:
1. Same food and drink rules apply outside the classroom—no drinks , snacks or socializing—you are here to work!
2. NO VIOLENCE IN VIDEO PROJECTS. In particular, no pushing, tripping, or other physical contact that could be construed as aggressive behavior between students. Zero points awarded and/or office referral for violations.
3. No swearing, no gore, no inappropriately suggestive material, including outtakes!
4. Be gentle with equipment. Inform instructor when equipment is not working properly.
5. Take no risks. No stunts, fights or falls when filming.
6. Be quiet and unobtrusive when working around campus.
7. All equipment must be checked out and checked in. If you are out of class with video equipment when bell rings, it is your responsibility to bring the equipment back before going to next class. I will not write you a pass.
8. If you have equipment problems or damage, it is YOUR responsibility to report upon equipment check in.
Teacher Comments:
• It is a privilege to be able to use the video equipment; not a necessity. Any student who shows irresponsibility in any manner will be prohibited from using school equipment.
• It is a privilege to go around on campus and videotape; any student that does not follow rules will not be allowed to leave class to videotape.
Various Video projects done in this class:
• Audio mixing
• Commercial
• Music Video
• Stop-motion animation
• Highlight videos
• Video yearbook/memories of the school year
• News broadcasts