Tiger TV

Classroom: A202

Mr. McVey

[email protected]

Office- A115

Tiger TV Production & Broadcasting Technology


Course Description:

Students will explore media forms such as commercials, public service announcements, movie

scenes, documentaries, and music videos. Skills learned will include preproduction planning

and writing, production, post production, camera techniques, equipment use, video editing and

graphics, and sound editing. Additional emphasis in this course will be media literacy and

digital citizenship, encouraging students to think critically to analyze current media forms as

well as media industry practices.

Course Objectives

Through assigned readings, the viewing numerous videos, and the completion of a series of

video assignments, students are expected to acquire a thorough understanding of the basic elements of video and audio production. This understanding should include the following eleven areas:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of digital and analog video systems,

software applications, and communication and networking components.

2. Compare, contrast, and appropriately use the various input, processing, output, and

primary/secondary storage devices.

3. Make decisions regarding the selection, acquisition, and use of software taking under

consideration its quality, appropriateness, effectiveness, and efficiency.

4. Delineate and make necessary adjustments regarding compatibility issues including, but

not limited to, digital file formats and cross platform connectivity.

5. Use vocabulary related to video and audio technology.

6. Compare and contrast linear and nonlinear editing.

7. Ability to critique the strengths and weaknesses of video productions.

8. Express personal creativity and effectively translate these creative ideas into video


9. Demonstrate mixing of audio and sound techniques, including common audio problems.

10. Demonstrate knowledge of Camera placement and operations, including basic

understanding of camera color balancing, camera optics, visual composition, light levels,

and the use of special filters.

11. Use of appropriate lighting techniques, including existing light, bounced light and three-point lighting.

Probably the most important, the course will provide an opportunity for students to create a variety of video productions, allowing you to express personal creativity while developing the ability to conceptualize story ideas and effectively translate these ideas into video and audio production.

The Three P’s to Video/Audio Production:

There are three phases/processes of video and television production that will be emphasized

throughout this course: 1) Preproduction – planning, script writing and storyboarding, research,

collaboration with other team members, students, instructors, securing locations and

permissions, copyright, and safety., 2) Production- establishing basic camera operations, which

camera accessories to use, audio, lighting, camera angles, movement and position, and shot

composition., and 3) Postproduction – capturing video clips, adding transitions, adding effects,

audio manipulation, audio/sound effects, editing techniques, importing and exporting images,

graphics, animations, clips, applying filters , and creating final appropriate products.

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