This course will serve as the foundational course in the Audio & Video Technology & Film pathway. The course prepares students for employment or entry into a postsecondary education program in the audio and video technology career field. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to: terminology, safety, basic equipment, script writing, production teams, production and programming, lighting, recording and editing, studio production, and professional ethics. Skills USA and Technology Student Association (TSA) are examples of, but not limited to, appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and/or for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and may be considered an integral part of the instructional program. All material covered in Audio & Video Technology & Film I will be utilized in subsequent courses. The pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.
Over the course of this one-semester course, students will participate in hands-on projects to:
- Learn the foundations of all basic equipment (tripods, camera operation, audio production, editing, slating)
- Learn about the key production roles on a large production
- Produce a complete soundtrack for a film scene
- Write a short film screenplay
- Produce two short films