TCT Media Production Class

This exciting 30 week hour and a half class is for students that want to make better videos, learn new media skills or follow a media production track in college or career.  This class will introduce students to basic and intermediate skills for audio and video production, learn media history and terminology as well as promote team building.  Skills will be taught in:

  • Sound (announcing, live recording, audio editing)
  • Lights (how to light a set, white balancing)
  • Shooting (when to zoom, focus, composition)
  • Pro video cameras (terms, operation)
  • Writing (scripts, storyboards)
  • Non-linear editing (audio & video software, terms, operation)

Students will create short-form videos, radio commercials, radio station air-checks, tv commercials and  mini-documentaries.  Also planned: music videos, mock TV news casts, and short form TV shows as well as field trips to local church media production facilities and TV/Radio stations if time permits.

Solo work projects will be assigned for home, solo and group projects will be done in class or on zoom. Group projects will also give students ability to adapt to changing and different roles (camera operator, lights, sound, graphics, director, producer, talent)

Equipment needed:

  • Reliable mid-spec desktop or laptop [preferred]  (minimum Intel i3 chipset or fast AMD chipset, 4GB RAM or higher, 1gb storage or higher, Win 7 or higher or Mac 10.9 or higher).  Computer can remain at home however class computer use may be limited.
  • Smartphone with min 3gb memory, 8mp camera (Android or Iphone)
  • Android to USB capture cable or Lightning to USB cable for smartphone
  • 3 ring binder

Class Homework Required: occasional Solo work projects will be assigned


Time: 2:35 – 4:05
Grades: 9-12
Class Fee: $375
Books and Supply Fee: $60
Tutor: David Pickett

Covid 19 Policy:

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2021-22 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Teacher and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves