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Video Media I

Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 | Semester – 1/2 Credit

This is a semester long course and the initial media class that introduces students to video editing and camera operations. Each student is introduced to video editing software and various support software from the Adobe CS6 Master Suite. Basic camera operations and techniques are also added to give a student a complete view of producing video projects. Projects begin by learning the Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 editing workflow. Next, the student is introduced to basic camera operations and techniques and how it applies to editing. Storyboarding, narrating and basic audio fundamentals are also added so the student has a good foundation in video media techniques.

Video Media II

Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 | Semester – 1/2 Credit

The second in the series, Video Media 2 is also a semester course. In this module, students are introduced to the more advanced editing techniques such as “green screen”, masking and keyframing. They also learn DVD authoring and formats for the web. Building on the foundation of camera techniques learned in Video Media 1, the students also learns lighting for “green screen”, interviews and various video scenes. Advanced video projects such as documentaries, TV commercials and other common video media styles are introduced utilizing many of their new editing techniques.

Video Media III

Grades 10, 11 or 12 | Yearlong – 1 Credit

The culminating class in the series is a yearlong course allowing students to explore video media in today’s multi-platform environment. Students create projects for the “Video Yearbook” DVD, a quarterly “TV” style video magazine shown throughout the schools informational monitors and the CVCA website. Along with these projects, each student continues to explore their own creative ideas and is offered extensive opportunities to produce a wide range of media projects for the school organizations, student ministries and various non-profits organizations. A new offering to this class is exploring more advanced cinematic techniques with HDSLR cameras. For interested students, this course can be repeated.