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Initial Board Approval:
Sites taught: El Diamante
Visalia Unified School District
Course Title: Television Production
Grade Level: 11-12
Length/Credits: Year / 10 credits
Prerequisites: Intro to Video and/or Instructor approval
Course Number & CBEDS Codes:
I. Course Description:
This is a year-long course covering the language of television. Concepts of Broadcast, Cable, and Satellite will be covered, in addition to commercials and promotions. This is an inter-active, project based course culminating with the production of a weekly television program highlighting the events and stories from El Diamante campus and beyond. Students will learn to write scripts, work in groups, time management skills while learning the job skills necessary to enter the television work place.
II. Instructional Materials
C. Required Text:
a. Video Basics 4 by Herbert Zettl (ISBN: 0-05-3461245-8)
E. Supplementary Texts:
a. Teacher developed handouts
b. Hitchcock by Francois Truffaut (ISBN: 0-671-52601-4)
c. Making Movies by Sidney Lumet (ISBN: 0-679-43709-6)
IV. Expectations for Student Learning
A. Create a weekly television show that will promote school pride, highlight school activities, and encourage student involvement.
B. Acquire knowledge of historical television and the people who shaped it. Use the information to evaluate, critique, and compare their own works to those of current and historical filmmakers.
C. Organize and implement video projects that have educational and/or instructional value in their core classes and on campus.
D. Acquire vocabulary and key concepts in order to express ideas with video.
E. Enhance problem solving and planning skills by researching and organizing subject matter during the preproduction process. Demonstrate their knowledge of subject matter by creating outlines, script drafts and edits and develop storyboards.
F. Follow schedules and production plans and enhance team building and collaborative skills in order to acquire needed video and other media
G. Organize video and media acquired in production and construct a video in the post production stage that adheres to the original concept
H. Understand and apply responsible and ethical uses of technology
I. Assess the current trends in the industry and determine what skills are necessary in the marketplace.
J. Acquire the skills that the industry is looking for in potential new hires.
K. Meet the following Tech Standards:
1. Practice care and responsible use with all equipment.
1.1 Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware/software problems.
1.3 Organize work into a meaningful folder structure.
1.5 Appropriately apply a variety of electronic tools to accomplish a given task.
2.2 Use a presentation application to communicate an idea before a live audience.
3.3 Apply a mapping or outlining application during the writing process.
3.4 Collaborate with classmates to explore abstract concepts using a simulation.
4.1 Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, and bias of electronic information sources.
4.2 Use online tools to collaborate with peers, experts, and others to a compile, synthesize, and produce a definitive reference on a chosen subject.
5. Discuss copyright, email etiquette, Web site viewing, and privacy issues related to responsible use of technology and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use.
L. Meet the following Information Technology standards:
B1.0 Students understand the effective use of tools for media production, development, and project management.
B2.0 Students understand the effective use of communication software to access and transmit information.
B3.0 Students understand the use of different types of peripherals and hardware appropriate to media and technology.
B4.0 Students apply technical and interpersonal skills and knowledge to support the user.
M. Meet the following English Standards:
1.1 Understand words and their derivations
1.2 Understanding denotative and connotative meanings of words
2.4 Synthesize content, paraphrase and connect ideas
2.5 Extend ideas
2.6 Follow technical directions
N. Meet the following Mathematics Standards:
10.0 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide to solve multi-step problems using these techniques.
13.0 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions/functions solving both computationally and conceptually challenging problems.
All final grades will follow Visalia Unified School District Board Policy, including adhering to the approved grading scale below.