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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 three (3) 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
This year-long course emphasizes 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/Media Production course, students will develop advanced techniques in digital video capturing, editing, multi-camera usage, lighting techniques, green screen methods, basic news gathering, teleprompter management, microphone utilization, and pre- and post-production work with an emphasis on teamwork and leadership. Students will also be introduced to studio functions in the production of live and pre-recorded media. These students will be responsible for the production of the schools daily video announcements, as well as students own location and studio projects. Daily video announcements and production packages will be re-broadcasted on the local public assess channel and will be made available for download as Podcasts. This course requires after-school work to meet deadlines and may be repeated for credit. Built into each unit work will be bell work, technique, skill building, math, reading, language arts and homework activities.

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
This year-long course emphasized 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 course, 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 with an emphasis on broadcast journalism, teamwork and leadership. Students will also be responsible for key studio functions such as anchors and managers in the production of the school's daily video announcements as well as students' own location and studio projects. Daily video announcements and production packages 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 and cover news worthy events. Built into each unit of work will be bell work, technique refinement, skill building, math, reading, language arts and homework activities.

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


TV/Broadcast Production 5-6 Honors
This year-long course emphasizes the portfolio creation aspect 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 with an emphasis on broadcast journalism, team-work, and leadership as they build a strong portfolio of work throughout the year for college, internship, and job applications. Students will also be responsible for team lead studio positions of responsibility such as main anchors and managers in the production of live and pre-recorded media. These students will be responsible for mentoring, leading, and training underclassmen during the production of the school’s daily video announce-ments, as well as students’ own location and studio projects. Daily video announcements and production packages will be rebroadcast on the local public access channel and will be made available for down-load as podcasts. This course requires after school work to meet deadlines and cover news-worthy events throughout campus, the district, and com-munity. Built into each unit of work will be bell work, technique refinement, skill building, leadership, math, reading, language arts, and homework activities.

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
Film is both a powerful communication medium and an art form. The Diploma Program film course aims to develop students skills so they 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: TV/Broadcast Production 1-2
Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Fees: IB Exam Fee
Location: Willow Canyon High School


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 80 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: .5 /Repeatable
Grade: 12
Location: Willow Canyon High School, Dysart High School
 
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