CTE – TV/Video Production

Television Production 1
Course: CT450SSA
Length & Credit: 1 trimesters/.5 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 9
Prerequisites: None
A comprehensive course in the production of television content (video and audio) using the school’s ENG (electronic news gathering) equipment and digital editing software systems. Students will first learn the various categories of television, how to construct a treatment and detailed ‘two column’ script for a production and the proper care/maintenance of television equipment. Students will work in group and individual settings to develop, produce and complete varying types of TV productions, including news packages and PSAs (public service announcements). All students will work with Canon HD cameras and Adobe Premiere Pro editing software. Upon acquiring proficiency in projects involving ‘post production’ the course will then introduce the concepts and technical facets of ‘live’ TV by being introduced to the school’s fully equipped control room and studio.

Ravens Report 1
Course: CT460SSAA, CT460SSAB, CT460SSAC
Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisites: None
Students in this course will be responsible for the daily management of Ridgeview High School’s daily television news program, ‘The Ravens Report.’ This will incorporate the concepts and technique acquired in Television Production 1 (above) and the students will be entirely responsible for each Ravens Report broadcast (with instructor oversight and supervision). Each student will produce various news packages for inclusion in the Ravens Report by formulating, shooting, scripting, tracking and editing each piece. Students will also rotate through cycles of studio and control room responsibility, including writer and producer, technical director, audio engineer, camera operator, reporter, weather presenter and co-anchor. Students will be required to cover extra-curricular school events for program inclusion.

CN Ravens Report 2
Course: CT461SSAA, CT461SSAB, CT461SSAC
Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
College Credit: MHCC IM120-125, 1.0 credit/ea., $0
Prerequisites: Ravens Report and Instructor Approval
This series of courses are for advanced TV Production students interested in pursuing a real-world production timeline for an independent media project. Projects can include, but are not limited to: narrative films, documentary films, advanced visual effects design, news features, school district videos, commercials for local businesses, and live broadcasts. Guided by the instructor, students will work through all phases of production, from the initial pitch, to photography, through post-production. Students will further demonstrate their mastery of Adobe products (Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects)

Photography 1
Course: FA215SSA
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: None
Introduction to Digital Photography is a comprehensive course in the basic concepts and execution of creating digital photographs as an art form and journalistic or ‘storytelling’ tool. Students will be engaged in multiple assignments and create a variety of photographs in all categories, including portraits, self- portraits, action and still life. Multiple ways of applying the ‘rule of thirds’ will be explained and analyzed. Important elements of composition for creating compelling photographs will be covered extensively. Students will also do research on internationally known photographers and listen to lectures from professionals about the craft. This course is open to all students. Each student needs access to a digital camera (can be a cell phone), ideally with a minimum of 5 mega pixels. Some projects may require a small charge (less than $5) if the student prefers to print and produce it at a high quality. 

Photography 2, 3, 4
Course: FA217SSA, FA218SSA, FA219SSA
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: 1, 2 or 3
Photography 2,3,4 is an advanced photography course for students interested in developing their photographic skills while building a strong, professional image portfolio.  Students will learn advanced photographic techniques such as focus stacking and exposure blending, as well as additional processing techniques to extract the most information out of their image files.  Students will use Adobe suite software (Photoshop and Lightroom) to process their images and prepare them for multiple mediums, including online, mobile and desktop applications, and photographic, canvas and aluminum prints.  Students may repeat this course multiple times (2,3,4), each time developing skills and techniques across new subjects. 
It is highly recommended that students have their own DSLR, mirrorless, or advanced point-and-shoot camera with full manual controls for shutter speed, aperture and ISO.  A limited number of DSLRs will be available for use on campus only. 

Graphic Design 1
Course: CT155SSA1
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: None
Create digital design projects for web, print, and broadcasting using Adobe Illustrator and After Effects, including logo design, font and typography design, photographic composites, poster design, and motion graphics.

Graphic Design 2,3,4
CT156SSA1, CT157SSA1, CT158SSA1
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Graphic Design 1
Graphic Design 2,3,4 is an advanced graphics class for students interested in taking the foundation from Graphic Design1 and continuing to build skills in digital creation. The class is entirely project based, and will continue to develop skills in Adobe Illustrator while adding in advanced Adobe Photoshop work as well. Projects will include advanced vector art, landscapes, portraits, and continued logo mastery in Illustrator, but add raster projects like non-destructive compositing, digital drawing and painting, posters, and more. Even more advanced students can move into motion graphics in Adobe After Effects and Blender, if that is where their interests lie. Students will develop a professional portfolio of their work. Students may repeat this course multiple times (2,3,4), each time developing skills and techniques across new subjects.

Digital Animation

Course: CT512SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester / .5 credit /SA

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

In this project based course, students will learn the fundamentals of 3D animation using Blender. Principles of 2D animation will be taught as well. Students will learn to model and sculpt their own characters and environments, apply textures and lighting, rig for animations, then animate full scenes using a combination of keyframe animation and motion capture. Rendering effects, sound design, and basic film editing will also be incorporated on collaborative projects and scenes.

 

TV Production Project A, B, C
Course: CT342SELA, CT342SELB, CT342SELC
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Teacher Approval
The Projects series of courses are meant to offer students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding through hands-on, real world projects through continued development and implementation of their professional skills acquired through previous coursework.  Students will get to choose a subject area and pursue research, development and implementation of a project.  Such projects might include but are not limited to; management, retail design and merchandising, accounting processes, banking and financial systems, project management, marketing and promotion, entrepreneurship, etc. Students will plan, implement, evaluate and reflect on their progress to enhance their learning to better prepare them for today’s workplaces.  Each course will be guided by the following types of projects: I: Beginning projects, home/individual solutions II: Intermediate projects, solutions for others III: Advanced projects, solutions for local businesses IV: Professional/Entrepreneurial , solutions for larger problems or original ideas Note: These courses will require students to work independently, and may include traveling off campus during school hours in order to meet with community members, acquire materials, and conduct research.  If this is necessary, the student must provide their own transportation.

For TV Production Mentorship, Work Experience & Internship courses (See Pages 4&5)

For TV Production Mentorship, Work Experience & Internship courses (See CTE Applied Careers, Work Experience & Tutoring)