Elective Course #: EN167 5 Credit Full Year Course Recommended for grades 11-12
This course is open to students who have completed Media Production 2. Students will begin the semester with a project concept that they will fully produce to completion by the end of the school year in this open studio course. This course is designed for students with a dedicated interest in media production as a careen choice. The course emphasizes the completion of a well-conceptualized written, directed, and edited film/television project or series of episodic mini-projects. Students must be willing and able to work independently or in small groups on a project from concept to completion in this course.
In thisintroductory course, students will learn the fundamental phases of media production necessary to write, record, and edit shortform audio and video content. Projects created in class will range from documentary films to music videos. Additional topics of study will include film analysis and critique, character archetypes, and script structure. This course will serve as a strong basis for all future media production work and is required for those who plan to continue their studies in the upper-level media arts courses.
This course is open to students who have completed Foundations of Media Production. Students will build on their prior digital filmmaking skills and knowledge by learning the fundamentals techniques of visual effects compositing from planning to post production. Projects created in class will include effects ranging from green screening and live-action doubling, to object masking and frame-by-frame rotoscoping. Additional topics of study will include visual effects history with pre-visualization and breakdowns. The course is designed for students with an interest in advanced media production techniques who may be considering careers in filmmaking, graphic design, and/or audiovisual arts.
This course is open to students who have completed Media Production 1. Students will further their existing knowledge and understanding of digital filmmaking to produce high-quality projects. Projects created in class will range from scripted short films to episodic TV programming. Additional emphasis will be placed on storyboarding, screenwriting, on-camera performance, cinematography, and video editing. This course is designed for students with an interest in professional media production who are considering careers in writing, acting, directing, editing, and/or journalism for film/television.