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)
  • Writing (scripts, storyboards)
  • Non-linear editing (audio & video software, terms, operation)

Equipment needed: 

  • Reliable mid-spec desktop or laptop (minimum Intel i3 chipset or fast AMD chipset, 8GB RAM or higher, 1gb storage or higher, Win 7 or higher or Mac 10.9 or higher).  Computer can remain at home
  • Smartphone with min 3gb memory, 8mp camera (Android or Iphone)

Students will create action and comedy short-form videos, commercials and other projects. 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, editing, director, producer, talent).

Class Homework Required: will be given out regularly in the form of shorts (creating a webcam rant, tv commercial, how-to video, etc).


Time: 2:35 – 4:05
Grades: 9-12
Class Fee: $350
Books and Supply Fee: $75
Tutor: David Pickett

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom, 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