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Video Production


Video Production 1A, 1B (P)

Students will study film, the history of film, genres, filming techniques, photography, mise-en-scène and movement. Students will study the ideology of film and society while using an alternate form of communication. Students will learn the basic skills of the video camera and video editing software while applying the fundamentals of design, composition and thematic organization. Students will learn the specialized vocabulary of the film and television industry and use it to express themselves clearly and concisely in their critiques of each other's work, television and film. Students will develop ideas individually and within a group, compose an outline/proposal, write a script or an outline, and create a storyboard and shot list. The completed project will be a video production based on their script. Most important is the student study in the art of filming video and the creative process that precedes any video or television project.
This class is articulated with Saddleback College and a CTE course.  Students who earn an A or B in this course can get 3 units of college credit from Saddleback College and receive a grade bump on their Tesoro transcript..
Students will study the effects of light, color, and scene composition. A video project is the product of creativity, writing, rewriting, collaboration, the use of light, the use of space, camera shots and angles, color, audio and the composition of color and editing. Students will parse the video projects into its creative parts and learn how the video is created and produced. Students will study the impact of film and television on society from a social, economical and political viewpoint. Students will study the impact of ethics of video and film and the emotional side of experiencing media. Students will study how media is perceived as reality and its portrayal of social groups. Students will be required to complete written assignments and attend local film festivals. Students will be required to participate in a schoolwide film festival. THIS COURSE MEETS THE UC/CSU "VPA" REQUIREMENT.


John Hallam   VAPA Department Chair