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Film and TV

Film/TV student using video cameraThe Film and TV program is designed to prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skill in the broadcast journalism, film video, and live or mixed media productions. As well as prepare students for employment in various positions within Radio, TV and Film Industries. (Each course is a year long divided into two semesters.)

Students should choose two or more year long courses offered in this program in order to complete a course sequence to be considered a Concentrator
Note: These are the courses that are offered for the current school year. However, classes and locations are based on student enrollment and subject to cancelation if they do not meet minimum participation requirements.


TV/Broadcast Production 1-2
Students will learn the technical computer application side of video and multimedia production as it relates to over-the-air, cable, and closed circuit broadcasting. Students will be introduced to studio functions in the production of live and pre-recorded media. These students will be responsible for the production of the school’s daily video announcements, as well as students’ own location and studio projects which will be rebroadcast on the local public access channel and will be made available for download as podcasts. This course requires after-school work to meet deadlines.

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Location: Willow Canyon High School, Dysart High School, Valley Vista High School


TV/Broadcast Production 3-4 Honors
Students will further their understanding of the technical computer application side of video and multimedia production as it relates to over-the-air, cable, and closed circuit broadcasting. Working from the foundational skills developed in the TV/Broadcast Production 1-2 course, students will develop advanced techniques and skills. Students will also be responsible for key studio functions such as anchors and managers in the production of live and pre-recorded media acting as lead persons for the production of the school’s daily video announcements as well as students’ own location and studio projects.This course requires after-school work to meet deadlines and cover newsworthy events.

Prerequisite: TV/Broadcast Production 1-2
Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Location: Willow Canyon High School, Dysart High School, Valley Vista High School


TV/Broadcast Production 5-6 Honors
Students will lead, mentor and produce a portfolio-type creation of video and multimedia production as it relates to over-the-air, cable, and closed circuit broadcasting. Working from the intermediate skills developed in the two previous TV/Broadcast Production courses, students will develop advanced techniques in interviewing, story development, on-air talent, multi-camera usage, lighting techniques, news gathering, sound utilization, and pre- and post-production work. Students will be responsible for mentoring, leading, and training underclassmen during the production of the school’s daily video announcements. This course requires after school work to meet deadlines and cover newsworthy events throughout campus, the district, and community.

Prerequisite: TV/Broadcast Production 3-4 Honors
Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Location: Willow Canyon High School, Dysart High School


IB Film 1-2, IB Film 3-4
Students will develop skills to become adept in both interpreting and making film texts.Through the study and analysis of film texts and exercises in film-making, the Diploma Program film course explores film history, theory and socio-economic background. The course develops students’ critical abilities, enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives in film. To achieve an international understanding within the world of film, students are taught to consider film texts, theories and ideas from differing points of view.

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Fees: IB Exam Fee
Location: Willow Canyon High School


Film & TV Internship
Students will participate in a film & TV internship.This one-semester course will allow CTE students who have completed the program sequence to experience on-the-job training in a career path. Requirements include three weeks of classroom instruction in job preparation and application and 60 hours per semester of on the job field work. Artifacts include a complete portfolio, two employer evaluations, two instructor field evaluations, a final, written summary and reflection. Students must provide their own transportation to the internship site.

Prerequisite: Application
Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Location: Willow Canyon High School, Dysart High School
 
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