Video Production

Course Description

Video Production is an advanced computer course featuring video editing. The three phases of video production are explored and practiced: preproduction, production, and post-production. Students create films for the school, as well as films to be entered into student film festivals during the spring semester. In addition, there are live broadcast opportunities through CMAC, Fresno’s Community Media Access Collaborative. 

Course Objectives:

Students will:

  1. Gain knowledge of film and television history/genres
  2. Demonstrate preproduction techniques such as brainstorming, scriptwriting, storyboarding
  3. Demonstrate production techniques such as camera operation, lighting, & audio
  4. Demonstrate techniques for post production such as nonlinear editing, graphics, special effects
  5. Create a video portfolio via DVD, web site, etc.
  6. Show evidence of visual storytelling skills through a completed story video
  7. Understand the importance of individual responsibilities within a cooperative team approach when working with a crew
  8. Understand the importance of time constraints and deadlines for completion of a job
  9. Gain experience in audio- and video-based equipment and software within the editing lab environment
  10. Demonstrate effective evaluative techniques for media content among peers, as well as professional productions
  11. Show a willingness to work beyond the minimum requirements and exhibit effective time management skills
  12. Research and define the different occupations and job titles associated with the video production industry
  13. Explore post-secondary pathways leading to industry jobs

Software used: Adobe CC, including Premiere and Story, Windows Movie Maker, QuickTime, Celtx, and various other third party online applications.

Fine Art Credit for University of California

As of the 2011-12 school year, Video Production satisfies the Fine Art requirement for entrance into the UC system, as well as for graduation from Bullard High School. Students must earn a C or better for UC Fine Art credit, and a D or better for high school graduation.