TCT Media Production Class – Jr

This exciting 30 week hour and a half class is a beginners guide to shooting and editing video, learning new production techniques and hands-on work to improve videomaking skills. Group and solo projects include drama/ comedy shorts, TV commercials, music videos and simple documentaries. Changing roles will be assigned to foster teamwork and group goals. Basic skills will be taught in sound, lighting, shooting, writing, and non-linear editing.  If time permits, additional goals such as TV newscasts may be added.

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


Time: 2:25-4:05
Grades: 6-8
Class Fee: $340
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