Digital Video Production Course Syllabus
This hands-on course introduces the basics of video production utilizing an HD camcorder, other handheld camcorders and video editing equipment. Students will study video technologies, basic equipment operation, video composition, basic lighting and audio production planning, and visual storytelling. Students will work in groups to create video projects utilizing post-production editing software such as Microsoft Photo Story, Macintosh iPhoto, Adobe AfterEffects, and Macintosh iMovie.
Stop Motion Animation
"WSHS Weekly News"
Short Film (How To . . ., Movie or Book Trailer . . .)
School Assembly Projects (Veteran’s Day, Talent Show, etc.)
Grading and Course Expectations
Grading is accomplished on a point system. Assigned points for participation, group work and final projects vary with the degree of difficulty. Project assignments will be given a firm deadline. Students turning in assignments past the due date will be docked 20% for each day the assignment is turned in late. Students are evaluated on the following basis:
A: attain 90-100% of maximum points
B: attain 80-89% of maximum points
C: attain 70-79% of maximum points
D: attain 60-69% of maximum points
F: attain 0-59% of maximum points
- Students must follow the rules and guidelines listed in the student handbook. All students must sign a User Agreement to use the computers. Violation of this User Agreement may result in removal from the course.
- Students must also sign an equipment liability form (below). Because you will be signing out equipment to complete your video projects, you will be held responsible for any damage caused to the equipment while it is in your possession. The form will also hold you responsible for equipment located in the studio at the school. Any equipment damaged while you are in the studio will be your responsibility to have it repaired or replaced.
- Arrive to class on time, sit in your assigned seat and be prepared to work. Any assignment turned in past the due date will be docked 20% for each day it is handed in late. Work turned in late during the day it is due will be docked 10%.
- High quality work is expected (work to be proud of). Make sure it is complete, and on time. Be responsible for missed work.
- Respect the teacher, fellow classmates and the learning process. Do not talk without permission. Raise your hand and be recognized before speaking.
- Remain seated throughout the entire class period. Wait at your desk until the bell rings and leave in an orderly fashion. Respect the equipment around you!
- Be an active participant. Ask questions. Stay on task. Discussion concerning the topic being covered is encouraged.
- Inform the teacher immediately when you need assistance and be available to receive that help.
- Cheating will NOT be tolerated! Any student caught cheating on any assignment will receive an F for the marking period in which the cheating occurred.
- No food (including candy or gum) or beverages permitted.
- Students are permitted to access MMS to check grades or use cell phones, PDAs, etc., when all work has been completed and have 85% or better in the course.