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CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Curriculum Video Production 1
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the process of pre-production.

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Standard 1
Demonstrate understanding of basic storytelling principles, including:

  1. People, Place, Plot, Purpose

Standard 2
Create a storyboard.

Standard 3
Organize and plan a production, including:

  1. Shot list
  2. Shoot schedule
  3. Crew and cast responsibilities.

Perfomance Skill
Understand and demonstrate the process of pre-production.

  1. Demonstrate understanding of basic storytelling principles.
  2. Create a storyboard.
  3. Organize and plan a production.

Strand 2
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the correct operation of the camera.

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Standard 1
Identify the basic functions of the main parts of a camera, including:

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

Standard 2
Demonstrate understanding of basic camera operations, including:

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  1. Focus
  2. White balance, both indoors and outdoors
  3. Basic exposure involving the iris/aperture and shutter speed
  4. Recording settings
    • Format
    • Current camera resolutions (720, 1080, 4K, etc.)
    • Appropriate frame rates and their uses.

Standard 3
Demonstrate understanding of basic camera supports, including:

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  1. Tripod
  2. Monopod

Standard 4
Identify and demonstrate effective shot composition (framing).

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  1. Rule of thirds
  2. Nose room vs. Lead room
  3. Head room
  4. Two shot

Standard 5
Identify and demonstrate effective use of various shot selections, including:

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  1. Wide or long (LS)
  2. Medium (MS)
  3. Close up (CU)
  4. Extreme close up (ECU)

Standard 6
Identify and demonstrate effective use of various camera movements, including:

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

Standard 7
Identify and demonstrate effective use of various camera angles, including:

  1. High angle
  2. Eye level
  3. Low angle

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate the correct operation of the camera.

  1. Identify the basic functions of the main parts of a camera.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of basic camera operations.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of basic camera supports.
  4. Identify and demonstrate effective shot composition (framing).
  5. Identify and demonstrate effective use of various shot selections.
  6. Identify and demonstrate effective use of various camera movements.
  7. Identify and demonstrate effective use of various camera angles.

Strand 3
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate procedures for recording and editing audio.

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Standard 1
Identify various types of microphones and filters and demonstrate appropriate use of each.

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

Standard 2
Demonstrate effective editing of audio recordings.

  1. Identify and set appropriate audio levels for different audio types:
    • Dialogue
    • Sound effects
    • Clipping
    • Music
  2. Understand and demonstrate effective control of ambient sound.

Standard 3
Identify and use various audio connectors, including:

  1. XLR
  2. 1/8 mini plugs [stereo & mono]

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate procedures for recording and editing audio.

  1. Identify various types of microphones and filters and demonstrate appropriate use of each.
  2. Demonstrate effective editing of audio recordings.
  3. Identify and use various audio connectors.

Strand 4
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate knowledge of basic lighting principles.

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Standard 1
Demonstrate understanding of three-point lighting and its components:

  1. Key light
  2. Fill light
  3. Back or Halo light

Standard 2
Setup and use lighting appropriately for various situations, including:

  1. Natural vs. artificial light
  2. Chroma key

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate knowledge of basic lighting principles.

  1. Demonstrate understanding of three-point lighting and its components.
  2. Setup and use lighting appropriately for various situations.

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

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Standard 1
Demonstrate appropriate file management and archiving processes.

  1. Transferring
  2. Organizing
  3. Naming

Standard 2
Demonstrate effective editing workflows.

  1. Preview media
    • Trim
  2. Rough cut
    • Cuts
    • Transitions
  3. Tighten sequence
  4. Filters/effects
    • Graphics
    • Keyframe animation
  5. Export

Standard 3
Understand and demonstrate effective output of media

  1. Understand and use appropriate settings for desired output (i.e., web, mobile, movie screen, TV, etc.)
    • Codecs (h.264, ProRes, XAVC, etc.)
    • Containers (.MP4, .MOV, etc.)
    • Resolutions (720, 1080, 4K, etc.)
    • Frame per second

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate knowledge of post-production.

  1. Demonstrate appropriate file management and archiving processes.
  2. Demonstrate effective editing workflows.
  3. Understand and demonstrate effective output of media.

Strand 6
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, public domain, fair use, creative commons, and ethics.

Standard 2
Practice ethics and rules governing photojournalism.

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

Strand 7
Students will understand the importance of career readiness skills as it relates to the workplace and outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework Level 1.

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Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate the attitude of cooperation.

  1. Develop awareness of cultural diversity and equality issues.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication with others.
  3. Apply team skills to a group project.
  4. Identify and apply conflict resolution skills

Standard 2
Understand and demonstrate the ability of being resourceful and innovative.

  1. Discover self-motivation techniques and establish short-term goals.
  2. Measure/modify short-term goals.
  3. Review a professional journal and develop a three- to five-minute presentation.

Standard 3
Plan for your future career.

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  1. Complete a self-assessment and identify individual learning styles.
  2. Define future occupations.
  3. Identify the components of an employment portfolio.
  4. List proficiency in program competencies.
  5. Complete a survey for employment opportunities.
  6. Create a job application.
  7. Assemble your employment portfolio.
  8. Employability skills: evaluate program comprehension

Standard 4
Understand and demonstrate the ability to manage a project.

  1. Apply team skills to a group project.
  2. Observe and critique a meeting.
  3. Demonstrate business meeting skills.
  4. Explore supervisory and management roles in an organization.
  5. Identify and apply conflict resolution skills.
  6. Demonstrate evaluation skills.
  7. Manage a project and evaluate others.


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