Stacie Phillips

Creekside Middle School

Carmel Clay Schools

3525 W. 126th Street (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 733-6420 ext. 6055

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 Course DescriptionDigital Video Production is a hands-on, minds-on course in which students are expected to actively participate in all aspects of the class.  Students will learn to use digital video equipment to effectively communicate an original idea and tell a story. The class teaches students the basic 3 areas of DVP:

Standard Preproduction techniques such as: writing and editing properly formatted scripts including camera angles, storyboards, and shot lists.<o:p></o:p>

Production techniques including: basic camera and tripod usage; pan, tilt, and zoom functions; rule of thirds, and rules of appropriate on camera appearance.<o:p></o:p>

Post production techniques including: using pinnacle to enhance footage, cuts, transitions, title screens, green screen and picture in picture as well as use of music and other sound effects to enhance quality of the final product.<o:p></o:p>

Grading and assignments:<o:p></o:p>

Students will complete three modules over the nine week course. Students that have not previously taken Digital Video Productions will not be able to choose the first two modules that teach basic skills in using the cameras and video editing software. After the first two modules are complete student can choose any module.<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Modules are based on Academy Award categories. Each category will focus the students learning experience to skills specific to the chosen category.<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Each Academy Award has three levels<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Levels must be completed in order (level one must be completed prior to completing level two)<o:p></o:p>


Each module will consist of the following elements:<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Videos with worksheets to learn the skills being focused on for that module.<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Small practice assignments to practice the skill<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->A quiz over the new skills learned<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->A large project where the student will create a film using the skills acquired.<o:p></o:p>


Rules for projects:<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->9 <!--[endif]-->No more than 3 actors in a film.<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->9 <!--[endif]-->You get one class period to film. If you don’t make good use of your time, you need to complete your filming as homework.<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->9 <!--[endif]-->You cannot act in someone else’s film if you are more than one day behind schedule.<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->9 <!--[endif]-->You are not allowed to film in the auditorium, the gyms, or outside.<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->9 <!--[endif]-->You are not allowed to take rolling chairs from my room.<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->9 <!--[endif]-->Any scenes without scripted dialogue must be less than 15 seconds, this includes but is not limited to chases, walking, dancing, and fight scenes.<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->9 <!--[endif]-->If you film at home you need to upload the film to google drive at home and then download it to the DVLlab folder here at school. Utube is not allowed.<o:p></o:p>



Basic Classroom Rules:<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->J <!--[endif]-->Please bring your own ear buds to class daily.<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->J <!--[endif]-->When working please use the new RED/YELLOW/GREEN cue cards when you have questions for   me, need assistance, or want me to check your work.             <o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->J <!--[endif]-->If you are waiting on equipment or have extra time in class, learn something new about Pinnacle Studio while you are waiting by experimenting with the Backyard video, or go to Pinnacle’s website to watch some of their tutorials!<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->J <!--[endif]-->Put all of your handouts into your binder, and keep your binder in the classroom!<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->J <!--[endif]-->While shooting and editing, refer to your handouts OFTEN to review project requirements.  <o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->J <!--[endif]-->Treat equipment with care at all times.<o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->J <!--[endif]-->No food, drinks, or gum. <o:p></o:p>

<!--[if !supportLists]-->J <!--[endif]-->No phones. If I see your phone, I take it. First offense you get if back at the bell, after that your parents have to come and get it.<o:p></o:p>



***This is going to be an awesome class and I am so excited that you have chosen to be in here. Please remember to come every day with a good attitude, willing to learn, and wearing a smile! I can’t wait to get started! <o:p></o:p>


<!--[if !supportLists]-->9   <!--[endif]-->Any student acting inappropriately while out of the room filming will revoke the privilege to leave the room for the remainder of the term and all future filming will have to be done in the classroom.<o:p></o:p>