Mrs. Catherine Irwin » Advanced Audio/Video

Advanced Audio/Video

Course Overview:
In the Advanced Audio/Video Production class, students use the skills learned in AV Production to create high quality video productions. Technical skills that will be learned and practiced include using professional and consumer type video cameras, video broadcast equipment, and editing software. Additional skills that will be learned and practiced include storyboarding, time management, project management, teamwork and project evaluation. Another aspect of the class will be to partner with the school district and the community to create promotional and informational videos.
 
Learning Objectives:
Student will:
1. Apply professional communication strategies
2. Understand and examines problem-solving methods
3. Apply safety regulations
4. Apply leadership characteristics
5. Apply ethical decision making and comply with laws regarding use of technology
6. Develop employability characteristics
7. Demonstrate understanding of audio/video equipment
8. Understand production cycle of a project
9. Understand the business aspects of the industry
10. Understand broadcast standards established by the Federal Communications Commission.
 
Grading Scale:
Film Projects or Tests – 50%
Daily Work – 50%
 
REMEMBER… If you are absent for any reason, it is YOUR responsibility to come see me to get your work. You will receive one additional day to make up any missed assignments/projects, and if not complete in that time, a zero will be recorded.
 
Commitment
Participation in in the advanced 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.
Cooperation grades are also given based on each student’s compliance. These weekly grades are similar to participation grades. They begin at 100 points with deductions made for violations of the Standards of Professionalism. For example, a student who is observed doing English homework during a film screening or other class activity will lose 5 points from their weekly cooperation grade.
 
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.
 
Supplies:
• Flash Drive (at least a 4 GB)
• Spiral notebook