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Film and Video Production Pathway

Pathway Description

This pathway is 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 film making in conjunction with learning about historical and contemporary traditions and conventions. Students are instructed on the basic principles of story development. screenplay writing, storyboarding scheduling, budget planning, visual composition, color theory, set up and operation of camera, sound and lighting equipment, and software applications for video and audio post-production using industry-standard software. 

Topics of Study

  • Safety

  • Industry Terms

  • Basic Camera Operation and Shot Composition

  • Writing for Screen and Film Production

  • Narrative Production and Editing

  • Film Composition

  • Audio and Lighting for Film and Video

  • The Aesthetic Use of Light, Color and Sound

  • Story and Character

  • Documentary, Independent Filmmaking

  • Broadcast Journalism

  • Advertising

  • Production Leadership

  • Cinematography

  • Auteur Theory

  • Genre Study

  • Certifications:  Adobe Creative Associate in Photoshop and Premiere Pro

  • Professional Portfolio

Pathway Sequence

  • 9th - 10th Introduction to Film and Video Production

  • 10th - 11th Intermediate Film and Video Production

  • 11th - 12th Advanced Film and Video Production