Video Production I


  • CTE Sector: Arts, Media and Entertainment
  • CTE Pathway: Production and Managerial Arts
  • Located at: La Serna
  • Recommended Prerequisite: None. This course fulfills “Digital Literacy” requirements.

Course Description

Video Production I provides students with a project-based learning. Students will be provided with technical instruction and practical experiences for aspiring video and film makers in the production of film, video, and new media projects for business and entertainment. Students experience both the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking in conjunction with learning about historical and contemporary traditions and conventions. Students are instructed on the three stages of project creation. In pre-production, students learn the basic principles of story development, screenplay writing, storyboarding, scheduling, and budget planning. Instruction in the production stage includes basic visual composition, color theory, set up and operation of a camera, sound and lighting equipment. Students learn to use cutting-edge software applications for video and audio post-production. Mastering and delivery methods, in both traditional and new media, are explored.

Integrated throughout the course are standards for Career Ready Practice and Academic Content Standards which include: appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge; communication skills; career planning; applied technology; critical thinking and problem solving; personal health and financial literacy; citizenship, integrity, ethical leadership and effective management; work productively while integrating cultural and global competence; creativity and innovation; reliable research strategies, and environment, social and economic impacts of decisions.