You are Responsible for:
Careful Handling of Equipment1. Equipment and accessories are limited. Everything you see in the Mac lab must be preserved for the courses that will follow2. When it comes time for you to do a project, follow these basic rules:a. Have an idea of what you're going to videotapeb. Create a plan including theme, script, storyboards, cast, crew, setting and equipment needs or a detailed description of the goals of aninformative piece with some question, a list of interviewees, crew, settings, and equipment needs. (whatever is necessary for the project tyou've been assigned)c. Meet with the instructor to pitch your project and set deadlinesd. Check all equipment to make sure it is operationale. If you are leaving the room you must follow these guidelines:1. Get permission from your instructor2. Behave responsible with equipment and take good care of it to ensure others will have the opportunity to use it3. Behave Respectably toward all others4. Work expeditiously to get scenes or interviews shot so that others may use the equipment.
- Careful handling of equipment
- Creating project concepts and ideas
- Developing project ideas and concepts through scriptwriting (all scripts will be typed and submitted to instructor digitally), storyboard construction, setting up and recording interviews, scouting setting locations (ALL SETTINGS MUST BE ON SCHOOL GROUNDS), recording quality video with audible audio, editing video, audio, titles, and transitions using an iMac and Mac software.
- Cooperating with all peers and adults in the entire school to help produce the best video projects to represent yourself, your classmates, your school, your parents, and your instructor.
- Maintaining a digital video portfolio, a portfolio of written work, and submitting a final project on time. It ABSOLUTELY CANNOT BE LATE. Details and deadline TBA.
- Getting permission from your instructor to leave the room for ANY reason.
f. Be patient and allow the instructor to inspect all equipment upon returning.Creating Project Concepts and IdeasYou must be able to brainstorm ideas for projects you will be assigned to shoot. If you're waiting for equipment, you can start or continue to think about what you'll be doing for the pre-production part of your assignment. You could get involved in someone else's project; work together and lend each other your expertise as you may pick up concepts quicker in some areas that may help another student. The classroom is meant for teacher-to-student learning and peer-to-peer teaching as well. The instructor facilitates the learning process rather than strictly deploy the information. The expectation is that a student is consistently learning and sharing information.It will take a lot of planning to get permission to use the equipment for many of the projects you will be doing in this course. Once you think your plan is complete to all requirements found in this document, you must express your needs to your instructor. The use of equipment will be evaluated and assigned to you. You will learn the basics as a group, but it will be up to you to begin exploring and navigating your way through all the little details that will help make you a more adept videographer and editor.Cooperating with all peers and adults in the entire school to help produce the best video projects to represent yourself, your classmates, your school, your parents, and your instructor.Cooperation is vital to all businesses, and this course, in many ways, operates similarly as a professional media business. Professionalism is necessary as many eyes in the school in the public (our program produces newscasts and video projects that air on broadcast television) will be focused on us and what we're doing within our school. The goal of creating video is to gain attention to inform and/or persuade an audience; if we have a reputation for misbehaving and taking for granted the privileges that accompany this course, we will lose credibility and possibly some privileges. Students in this course are given the opportunity to showcase personal talents, visions and beliefs. The expectation is that students will rise to that challenge.Maintaining a digital video portfolio, a portfolio of written work, and submitting a final project on time. It ABSOLUTELY CANNOT BE LATE. Details and deadline TBA.A digital video portfolio is important, not only for the instructor to be able to assess a student's knowledge, but for students, parents, and audiences to review on a regular basis. Students will be able to identify their own learning and growth through the progression and advancement of their projects. We will be viewing and anonymously evaluating all projects as a group in order to strive for perfection; after all, we want our audiences - the school, parents, friends, and possibly the Rochester and surround counties community- to see interesting, exciting, and entertaining video products.Getting permission from your instructor to leave the room for ANY reason.A student must inform the instructor as to the reason for leaving and present his/her passport to be signed by the instructor. There are no exceptions.