This year long course is designed to introduce students to the art of video Production, develop media literacy and develop the skills of a Video Journalist. Students will analyze, evaluate and write critiques of video presentations by peers and professionals. Students will study the relationship and impact of video production and the media to other disciplines. Techniques learned will include, story telling, camera, non-linier editing, graphic design, Sound engineering, Copyright protection, and presentation. This class consists of multi-camera live productions (event productions) and the KBFT Morning News. This is the first of a three year program designed to teach students many aspects of video production. Students are required to attend activities outside the regular school day. This course fulfils the University of California “F” or “G” requirements and the California State University elective requirement.
Broadcast Journalism "The KBFT Morning News"
The world is saturated with media messages and our teenagers are their prime target, this class will develop skills and techniques for the student to decipher theses media messages for what they are, carefully constructed productions aimed at eliciting an action from the viewer. By creating messages of their own students develop the abilities to deconstruct outside messages and break them down to their simple parts.
The objective of this course is to use the skills learned in Video production 1 to produce the “KBFT morning news”. KBFT morning news is the primary function of all Video Production 2 students. Other duties involve filming live events plays, sports, concerts, and performances. This course is will expose students to advanced video production techniques, and live broadcasting. Students will be required to work in a cooperative environment and show leadership skills in managing the personalities and talents while working on both group and individual projects. Due to the nature of this class, students will be required to work on projects which will require time outside of class for filming, editing, and planning. Emphasis will be placed on team work and cooperative learning. Recognizing Television and film as an art form and creating new works within the field of television. Students’ work will be shown on campus and on our website. There will also be opportunities for students to compete in national contests and travel for the annual Student Television Network Convention. This is a wonderful experience and a chance for our student’s work to be exposed to professionals.
Advanced Media Arts
This course is designed for students who have excelled in KBFT Video Production 1 and 2. First and foremost Video III will facilitate expansion of the KBFT and education of the “KBFT Morning News” production. Video III is required to enter films in the “Teen Digital Reel Showcase” in the spring. Students will be asked to produce media for outside clients for use outside of KBFT. Students will produce promotional material for Christian Brothers High School. All of these opportunities are the student’s chance to explore their natural interests in Video Production, and media Arts. Video III will concentrate on major productions; short films, Live sports coverage, live drama coverage, for profit productions partnerships with professionals and clients.