1. Topic-
This course will guide students through the stages of video production and instill a "working knowledge" of the craft and equipment.
2. Content-
Camera basics. Lighting Basics. Sound. Non-Linear Editing. Green Screen Technology.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. A student produced and edited television program aired weekly on MATA Community Media is the primary goal of this program.
2. To prepare students for either a career in the Visual Arts or to pursue a college degree in the field.
3. A strong focus on other programs in the community to encourage cooperation and further education through subjects covered.
4. Objectives-
1. To develop an understanding of basic theory, techniques and procedures of television production and independent film production.
2. For each student to build their own confidence to be able to act on their own intuition and ideas.
3. To learn how broadcast media, if made compelling, can be used as a tool to enrich your community.
5. Materials and Aids-
Unknown at this point. MATA Community Media facilities.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Pre-Production to Post-Production - Elaborate on how a production is realized.
2. Camera Basics - How to operate a video camera.
3. Editing Basics - How to import footage and edit a short piece.

B. Development-

1. A Brief History of Film and Television. Maybe, if it isn't too boring.
2. Intro to Cinematography - Rule of Thirds, Triangles, Lighting Motivation and Quality and Key to Fill Ratio, 180 Rule, Film vs. Video.
3. Intro to Sound - Shotgun Microphones Vs LAV Microphones, Cardioid Vs Omnidirectional.
4. Break down a scene from a movie chosen by the class.

C. Practice-

1. Break into groups. Have each group member rotate between operating camera, sound, (lighting), or acting. In-camera editing.
2. Bringing an idea into realization - pre-production through post-production. Step-by-step with an assigned project.
3. Green Screen Application.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students create or are assigned their own project to either complete individually or in a group.
2. Students pick a scene from a television show or movie to dissect, decipher, and analyze in a paper or presentation.
3. Students write a short script, either individually or in a group.
4. Final Project - Students work individually or in groups to produce a short segment of the show to contribute or show to the class.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Final Projects.
2. Short Script.
3. Scene analysis.

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)