PRHS Audio/Video


    At Paso Robles High School Audio/Video (@PRHSAV) Productions students engage their multimedia careers starting their 9th grade year by taking our introductory course and move into their career with job shadows and internships by the third course in the pathway.

    Some major events we participate in include SkillsUSA, the PRHS Annual Student Film Festival: PORTENT, the San Luis Obispo International Student Film Festival, producing the annual Graduation/Video Annual DVDs and Blu-rays, producing CRIMSON Weekly student newscast with its segments and satellite shows, attending annual Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Student Journalism Conferences on both the east and west coasts, Cuesta Dual Enrollment, and we are pursuing Adobe Certifications for our students.




IMJ:     Introduction to Multimedia Journalism is built for beginning students. The course couples the art of storytelling with the technical aspects of multimedia production. By the end of this course, every student will have developed a web-based portfolio as evidence of their acquired skills and knowledge. (Seeking UC/CSU A-G Fine Art status)

AV2:     Audio/Video Productions is our second year concentration course and is a FINE ART at PRHS. Projects guide students through a constructivist and engaging, hands-on series of digital audio and video experiences. Whether cinematic, documentary, animated, or other mode of storytelling, students in this course fill a huge metaphoric toolbox of production software and equipment including Autodesk 3Ds Max, Adobe CS6 (Photoshop, Audition, Premiere, and After Effects), and Google Apps for Education.

AV3:     Producer's Practicum expands students' serious minds by challenging their producing abilities and supporting them into practical job shadowing and local internship opportunities when available. Students add capstone-quality cinematic productions to their portfolio in time to submit to the SLO International Film Festival (December) and SkillsUSA contests (February). They also coordinate the yearly video annual and CRIMSON Weekly student newscasts. This course optionally enrolls with Cuesta College's FTVE 223 Video Operations. (Seeking UC/CSU A-G Fine Art status).     


John Rucker tries to connect to every student by addressing students' needs while challenging them towards the next step in learning and skills development. His 2+ years experience as a middle school language arts teacher helps him relate to each unique learners' imagination and needs while his international experience with the U.S. Peace Corps has helped shape an educational paradigm that supports pathways and skills development alongside core knowledge. After teaching at Paso Robles High School for over two years, John looks forward to even more growth in the PRHS A/V Program and the ever-advancement of students.