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TV Production

TV Production

TV Production covers the basic principles and techniques of writing, producing and directing multi-camera television studio productions. High school students work in a collaborative environment and learn hands-on operation of studio and control room equipment including, camera, switcher, character generator, prompter, audio mixer, video recorders, microphones, studio lighting and green screen techniques. Each student will learn both on and off camera to gain full knowledge of the teamwork involved in putting on a television program both in studio and in-field production.

TV Production Course Descriptions

List of 4 items.

  • FILMMAKING

    In this course we'll look at filmmaking techniques, creating short film sequences that allow us to explore composition, lighting, editing, and visual effects. We'll also explore the use of a green screen, allowing us to use virtual locations as back-drops. By the end of the course students will have a solid understanding of the basic tools of movie-making and editing, and an appetite to further explore the possibilities that new technology has opened up to filmmakers. (A one-semester elective course for 8th grade students.)
  • INTRODUCTION TO TV PRODUCTION ELECTIVE

    This class is held in a state of the art TV studio, so students will learn the basic principles and techniques of shooting a multi-camera television production. Students will work in a collaborative environment and learn hands-on operation of studio and control room equipment including, cameras, switcher, character generator, teleprompter, audio mixer, video recorders, microphones, studio lighting and green screen techniques. All students will rotate through every position on set and will have the opportunity to act in each other’s projects in front of the camera, as well as direct from the control room. By the end of the course, each student will have a thorough understanding of the process of producing a TV show from start to finish. (A one-semester elective course for 8th grade students.)
  • TELEVISION PRODUCTION I

    This introductory course will cover the basic principles and techniques of writing, producing and directing multi-camera television studio productions. Students will work in a collaborative environment and learn hands-on operation of studio and control room equipment including camera, switcher, character generator, prompter, audio mixer, video recorders, microphones, studio lighting, and green screen techniques. Each student will rotate in positions both on and off camera to gain full knowledge of the teamwork involved in putting on a television program both in studio and in field production. For the end of semester assignment, students will pitch a program idea such as a demonstration show, an interview, talk show, sketch comedy, dramatic short, sitcom, music video, etc. to be produced as a final multi-camera television project. (Grades 9-12; one semester)
  • TELEVISION PRODUCTION II

    This intermediate/advanced course is a continuation of Television Production I. Students will have the opportunity to operate equipment such as the jib, Steadicam, spider dolly and mobile switcher on location. This course focuses on both single and multi-camera style shooting for in-studio and field productions. Students will create, develop and shoot a variety of projects such as a news show with entertainment segments, sports, weather, editorials – a music video, commercial and talk show. Students participate in gathering content and will write, produce, direct, shoot and edit television shows produced by the class. Students will also videotape a live Campbell Hall concert and/or sports event for a live stream broadcast using a multi-camera television set-up. (Grades 9-12; one semester (S2); prerequisite: Television Production I and/or department approval)
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