Instructor: Leonard Edwards
School: Jefferson
School year: 2008-09
Course number: 11720
Course title: Digital Media/Video 1-2
Subject: Fine and Performing Arts
Grade level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1
Course description:
Students will learn how to create digital media with emphasis on video. Using Macintosh computers students will produce digital photos, music, website elements, graphics and animation. These media will be used in conjunction with Jefferson's broadcast quality video production facilities and studio to produce video for webcast and broadcast in High Definition.
Prerequisites:
None
Priority standards:
Schedule of topics/units covered:
Introduction to digital media
Introduction to digital video camera set up and use
Introduction to Mac laptop and iMac computers
Introduction to writing for media
Introduction to iMovie
Project: 30 second commercial/PSA
Applied video camera techniques
Introduction to Photoshop
Introduction to GarageBand
Project: Mixed Media Information Project
Introduction to studio set up and use
Projects: Talk/News/Performance Show production
Introduction to Website construction/maintenance
Project: Website
Introduction to Final Cut
Projects: News feature/Dramatic video production
Academic vocabulary:
District adopted materials:
No use of District adopted materials.
Supplemental resources:
Differentiation/accessibility strategies and support (TAG, ELL, SpEd, other):
Tutoring
Spanish Language Instruction
Differentiated instruction
Advanced concepts and projects for TAG students
Final proficiencies:
Proper setup and use of:
digital still/video cameras, Macintosh computers, digital projectors and mobile
production equipment.
Use of music production, photo, video editing, website production,
graphic creation and animation software.
Ability to work as any member of a video production crew
Career-related learning experiences (CRLEs):
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Project-based Learning
  • Service Learning
  • School-based business
Essential skills to be taught:
  • Read and comprehend
  • Write clearly and accurately
  • Listen actively and speak clearly
  • Apply mathematics
  • Think critically
  • Personal management and teamwork
  • Use technology
  • Civic and Community Engagement
  • Global Literacy
Essential skills to be assessed:
  • Read and comprehend
  • Write clearly and accurately
  • Listen actively and speak clearly
  • Apply mathematics
  • Think critically
  • Personal management and teamwork
  • Use technology
  • Civic and Community Engagement
  • Global Literacy
Assessment/evaluation/grading policy:
Grades are assessed using the following formula:
1/3 Written work
1/3 Participation
1/3 Production
Behavioral expectations:
Adherence to PPS/Jefferson HS behavioral/discipline policies
Respect, Preparedness, Diligence, Innovation, Have Fun
Safety issues and requirements:
Equipment is only to be used with permission and according to guidelines provided at beginning of the year and during course of instruction.

Approved by Margaret Calvert on 9/24/2008.