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    Audio & Video Technology & Film

    Audio & Video Technology & Film
    Course Syllabus
     

    Hampton High School         Fall/Spring 2014-2015

    Instructor:  Mr. B. Johnson

     
     

     

    Georgia Department of Education Course description:  Audio & Video Technology & Film 1 & 2.

     

    This course will serve as the foundational course in the Audio & Video Technology & Film pathway.  The course prepares students for employment or entry into a postsecondary education program in the audio and video technology career field.  Topics covered my include, but are not limited to: terminology, safety, basic equipment, script writing, production teams, production and programming, lighting, recording and editing, studio production, and professional ethics.  Skills USA, the Georgia Scholastic Press Association, Technology Student Association (TSA) and Student Television Network are examples of, but not limited to, appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and/or for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and may be considered an integral part of the instructional program.  All material covered in Audio & Video Technology & Film 1 will be utilized in subsequent courses.  The pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.

     

    Georgia Department of Education Course description:  Audio & Video Technology & Film 3.

     

    This one credit transition course is designed to facilitate student-led projects under the guidance of the instructor.  Students work cooperatively and independently in all phases of production.  Skills USA, the Georgia Scholastic Press Association, Technology Student Association (TSA), and Student Television Network are examples of, but not limited to appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and/or for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and may be considered an integral part of the instructional program

     

    Hampton High School’s Course Description:

     

    This course will also serve as an introduction into the field of radio broadcasting with electronic media.  This course will include, but not limited to: the fundamentals of diction in speech and media sales presentations, mix, narrate, dub and loop audio and miking techniques used in radio, television and live performance through lecture, discussion, visual presentations and hands-on projects.  Students in AVTF 2 & 3 will be charged with more responsibilities and graded as such.

     

    Students are expected to:
     

    -          Attend class regularly and give notice of expected absences.

    -          Arrive for class on time & promptly begin work.

    -          Use time wisely working on current assignments, practicing or planning on future projects.

    -          Assist and encourage others / work as a team.

    -          Act ethically and professionally and to work well with staff and classmates.

    -          Assist in correcting technical problems: learn how equipment operates in the studio.

    -          Seek new ways to improve show quality or job performance.

    -          Accept suggestions and implement them in broadcasts and editing.

    -          Respect equipment by handling carefully, guarding against theft or damage, and returning it on time

     

    Grading:

     
    Students will be responsible for meeting daily and weekly deadlines and contributing fairly to the workload of the production.  Any not participating equally and/or hindering the other students from accomplishing this task will jeopardize their daily and or weekly grades.
     

    Students will be graded on:

    -          Class participation, effort, and contribution.
    -      Participation on class web site blog.

    -          Videotaping of after-school events and/or recorded programming.

    -          Various written activities, class/homework assignments, including research projects.

    -          Evaluations of job performance based on the role taken by the student in the news production.

    -          Individual productions.

    -          Quizzes and exams.

     

    Attendance Policy:

     

    All students are expected to adhere to the HHS attendance policy to receive credit for this course.  Because attendance is crucial to the success of our productions, students will lose points for each unexcused absences.

     

    Class Rules include (but are not limited to) the following:

     

     
        -          No food or drinks allowed in the broadcasting rooms – No exceptions

    -          Do Not leave the broadcasting room without signing in/out.  You may leave with approval on assigned project or restroom.

    -          Do not enter a teacher’s classroom to videotape without the prior permission of that teacherand do not pull a student from class without YOU asking  the teacher first.

    -          Broadcast students are not allowed to use the broadcast computers for personal use.

    -          Workspace must be cleaned up at before the end of each class.