This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of video design, editing, production, and audio design and editing through the practice of in-studio and class production. Students will use professional-grade equipment, learn to shoot quality video and run the production studio. Students are encouraged to tell stories that not only inform, but entertain. They will learn about the various stages of film production by writing scripts, creating storyboards, interviewing subjects, and performing on camera.
This course follows the NH Program Competency Profile for Career Technical Education, Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology (CIP code 100202)
- Demonstrate effective speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills relevant to the broadcast industry and/or related fields.
ELA: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 | AAI: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 | CRP: 1, 2, 4, 11, 12
- Demonstrate math applications relevant to the broadcast industry and related fields.
- Demonstrate the critical-thinking, personal growth, and teamwork skills required to support career success.
ELA: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 | M: 2, 6 | AAI: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 | CRP: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12
- Demonstrate the legal, ethical, and safety behaviors consistent with industry standards.
ELA: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 | M: 2 | AAI: 3, 6, 8, 9 | CRP: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the equipment and technologies applicable to the broadcast industry and/or related fields.
ELA: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 | M: 2, 18 | AAI: 4, 5 | CRP: 2, 6, 7, 8, 11
Units of Instruction
The content of this class is covered over two years, and while there may be some overlap, the general flow breaks down as such:
- The Television Production Industry, History and Working
- The Video Camera, Support Equipment and Operations
- Video Acquisition, Recordable Media & Storage
- Audio Basics
- Scriptwriting, Newsroom Production, Broadcast Journalism, and the Interview
- Image Display
- Studio and Remote Shooting
- Props, Set Dressing, and Scenery
- Production Staging and Interacting with Talent
- Makeup Application and Costume Considerations
- Video Switchers and Special Effects Generators
- Video Editing
- Getting Technical
- Getting Into the Industry
Course Materials: Major Texts, Principal Materials and Films
Our primary text will be “Television Production & Broadcast Journalism” by Phillip L. Harris, and Gil Garcia
Supplemental material will include YouTube-sourced, curriculum- and school-appropriate video, as well as a vocabulary journal each student will be responsible for.
Our class will periodically view and discuss major motion pictures, both classic and modern. There will be a list of possible films sent home to be signed and returned by Parents/Guardians prior to viewing the first film. In the case that a student is not permitted to view a film, alternative and relevant coursework may be assigned.