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CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Curriculum Television Broadcasting 1
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge of the correct operation of the camera.

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Standard 1
Basic parts of a camera

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  1. Image Sensor
  2. Lens
  3. Body
  4. Viewfinder

Standard 2
Camera operation

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  1. Focus
  2. White balance
  3. Basic exposure
  4. Quality settings

Standard 3
Shot composition (Framing)

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  1. Rule of thirds
  2. Nose room
  3. Headroom
  4. Two shot

Standard 4
Shot type

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  1. Wide or long (LS)
  2. Medium (MS)
  3. Close up (CU)
  4. Over‐the‐shoulder (O/S)
  5. Cross shot (XS)
  6. Full
  7. Bumper (bump)

Standard 5
Camera movements

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  1. Pan
  2. Truck
  3. Dolly
  4. Arc
  5. Pedestal
  6. Tilt

Standard 6
Camera Support

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  1. Tripod
  2. Monopod
  3. Jib

Standard 7
Shot Angle

  1. Low
  2. Eye level
  3. High

Strand 2
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge of audio systems and how they are used.

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Standard 1
Microphones

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  1. Microphone types
    • Lavaliere - Omnidirectional
    • Handheld mic - Cardioid
    • Shotgun/Boom mic Hypercardioid
  2. Filters
    • Pop filter
    • Wind screen

Standard 2
Audio recordings

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  1. Audio levels
  2. Voice overs
  3. Music tracks
  4. Ambient sounds
    • Useful
    • Harmful

Strand 3
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge of lighting systems and how they are used.

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Standard 1
Principles of Lighting

  1. Triangle or three‐point lighting
  2. Key (Spot)
  3. Back or Halo (Spot)
  4. Fill (Flood)

Standard 2
Lighting instruments and accessories

  1. Spot (direct)
  2. Flood (diffused)
  3. Barn doors

Standard 3
Lighting situations

  1. Base lighting
  2. Chroma key
  3. Background
  4. Falloff

Strand 4
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge of pre-production.

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Standard 1
Planning (broadcasts, news stories, PSA, packages, etc.)

Standard 2
Storyboard

Standard 3
Communication

  1. Writing style
  2. Speaking
  3. Purpose

Standard 4
Script

  1. Audience
  2. Pacing
  3. Vocabulary

Standard 5
Rundown

Standard 6
Studio preparation


Strand 5
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge of post-production.

Standard 1
File management

  1. Transferring
  2. Organizing
  3. Naming

Standard 2
Editing

  1. Cuts
  2. Transitions

Standard 3
Output

  1. Purpose
  2. Formats (web, mobile, TV, etc.)
  3. Compression

Strand 6
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge of production equipment and components.

Standard 1
Audio Mixer

  1. Mic/line Inputs
  2. Mic/line faders
  3. VU Meter
  4. Master Fader
  5. Pan

Standard 2
Production Switcher

  1. Preview Bus
  2. Program Bus
  3. Key Bus
  4. Mix/Effects (M/E)
  5. Fader Bar

Standard 3
Lighting controller

Standard 4
Teleprompter

Standard 5
Connectors

  1. BNC
  2. HDMI
  3. Mini (1/8)
    • Stereo/Mono
  4. 1/4
    • Stereo/Mono
  5. RCA
  6. USB
  7. XLR

Strand 7
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge of control room and studio personnel.

Standard 1
Control room crew responsibilities

  1. Producer
  2. Director
  3. Technical director
  4. Audio engineer
  5. Video playback
  6. Graphics
  7. Teleprompter

Standard 2
Studio crew responsibilities

  1. Floor Director
  2. Camera Operator
  3. Talent

Strand 8
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge of visual effects and graphics.

Standard 1
Visual effects

  1. Chroma key
  2. Over-the-shoulder box
  3. Virtual Studio
  4. Transitions

Standard 2
Graphics

  1. Text
  2. Font styles
  3. Colors
  4. Title safe area
  5. Computer‐generated design
  6. Still Images
  7. Lower Third

Strand 9
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge of television standards.

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Standard 1
NTSC & PAL

Standard 2
High definition vs Standard definition

Standard 3
Aspect ratio

Standard 4
Frames per second (fps)

Standard 5
Interlaced & Progressive


Strand 10
Students will be able to understand and practice copyright laws, ethics and legal issues as identified in United States Code Title 17 Chapter 1 Section 101.

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Standard 1
Define copyright, ethics, and fair use.

Standard 2
Practice ethics and rules governing photojournalism.

  1. Fair use
  2. Time limitations
  3. Copying and distribution limitations

Strand 11
Students will gain an understanding of Television Broadcasting as a profession and will develop professional skills for the workplace.

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Standard 1
As a participating member of the SkillsUSA student organization, complete the SkillsUSA Level 1 Professional Development Program.

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  1. Complete a self‐assessment inventory and identify individual learning styles.
  2. Discover self‐motivation techniques and establish short‐term goals.
  3. Determine individual time‐management skills.
  4. Define future occupations.
  5. Define awareness of cultural diversity and equity issues.
  6. Recognize the benefits of conducting a community service project.
  7. Demonstrate effective communication skills with others.
  8. Participate in a shadowing activity.
  9. Identify components of an employment portfolio.
  10. Explore what is ethical in the workplace or school.
  11. Demonstrate proficiency in program competencies.
  12. Explore what is ethical in the workplace or school.
  13. Master a working knowledge of SkillsUSA.
    • State the SkillsUSA motto.
    • State the SkillsUSA creed.
    • Learn the SkillsUSA colors.
    • Describe the official SkillsUSA dress.
    • Describe the procedure for becoming a SkillsUSA officer.

Standard 2
Understand the use of the skills obtained in this field of study and how they relate to career opportunities.

Standard 3
Display a professional attitude toward the instructor and peers.



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