Television Production & Film Making

 

CTE Broadcasting Resources

 

INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO PRODUCTION – 

Grades 9, 10, 11 Ÿ 1 Credit - Semester

This is an introductory course (Level 1) in to the world of television and film production. From Claymation to green screens, students will be able to explore the TV industry and learn basic operation of cameras, lights, microphones, and editing software in a working TV Studio. Note: Students must be able to function independently, be responsible for expensive equipment and work on a ladder.

 

ELECTRONIC JOURNALISM – 

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Ÿ 1 Credit - Semester

Students will head out into the field with portable lights, cameras, and microphones.  Learn to be a journalist and report breaking news on live TV, social media, and in school publications. This is a Level 1 course. Note: Students must be able to function independently, be responsible for expensive equipment and work on a ladder.

 

 

DIGITAL FILMMAKING – 

Grades 9 (with permission), 10, 11, 12 Ÿ 1 credit – Semester

Meets graduation requirement for ½ Art credit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of competencies in Studio Production OR Electronic Journalism, grade of C or better and teacher recommendation. Running Start may be available with Lakes Region Community College for 11th and 12th grade students – 3 credits.  This is a Level 2 level class.  Write scripts, build sets, and design costumes. Create special effects.  Film and edit short movies for contests and film festivals. Students must be able to function independently, be responsible for expensive equipment and work on a ladder.

 

 

COMMERCIAL TV PROGRAMMING

Grades 9 (with permission), 10, 11, 12 Ÿ 1 credit - Semester

Prerequisites: Successful completion of competencies in Studio Production OR Electronic Journalism, grade of C or better and teacher recommendation. Running Start may be available with Lakes Region Community College for 11th and 12th grade students – 3 credits

1 Credit – Semester

9 (with permission), 10, 11, 12

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of competencies in Studio Production OR Electronic Journalism, grade of C or better. Produce live television shows in the TV Studio and meet with clients to create commercials for clubs, teams, and local businesses. Operate video switchers, audio mixers, and lighting dimmer boards.  Explore advanced editing techniques. College credit available through Running Start. This is a Level 2 course. Students must be able to function independently, be responsible for equipment, and work on a ladder.

 

ADVANCED PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES – 

Grades 11, 12 Ÿ 1 Credit – Semester

Pre-requisite:  Successful completion of Digital Filmmaking or Commercial TV Programming, grade C or better and teacher recommendation.  Running Start may be available with Lakes Region Community College for 11th and 12th grade students – 3 credits.  This is a Level 3 course Create a programming schedule and overall operating budget. Design the look and feel of films and TV shows.  Meet with clients and organize productions. Train new staff and conduct workshops. Oversee all daily operations of the TV Studio.  Supervise and repair equipment.  Participate in CTSOs. Develop a college/career plan. Students must be able to work on a ladder, be able to function independently, work well with others, act in a leadership role, and be responsible for using/supervising equipment.

 

ADVANCED STATION OPERATIONS

Grades 10 (with permission) 11, 12 Ÿ 1 Credit – Semester

Pre-requisite:  Successful completion of Digital Filmmaking or Commercial TV Programming, grade C or better and teacher recommendation. Running Start may be available with Lakes Region Community College for 11th and 12th grade students – 3 credits.  This is a Level 3 course. Operate the mobile TV Studio and field mixer. Design lighting layouts and sets. Create operating budgets. Test and repair equipment. Help produce live events and operate equipment in the Auditorium. Work with new staff. Participate in CTSOs. Develop a college/career plan. College credit available through Running Start. Students must be able to work on a ladder, be able to function independently, work well with others, act in a leadership role, and be responsible for using/supervising equipment.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING – 

Grades 10, 11, 12 Ÿ 1 Credit - Semester

Running Start may be available with Lakes Region Community College for 11th and 12th grade students – 3 credits.  In a relaxed atmosphere, students will learn to overcome natural fears about speaking in public and develop strong speaking and listening skills invaluable both in college and the workplace. Students in this class will watch and critique a variety of speeches, present individual speeches, engage in group discussions, and participate in live TV broadcast. Note: Course meets 1 of 4 required credits for a Cheshire Career Center certificate in Broadcasting. English elective credit is available.

Instructor: Matthew Ohlson

Phone: 603-352-0640 x3406

Email: mohlson@sau29.org

The Cheshire Career Center

 

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