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 video-making skills. Group and solo projects include drama/ comedy shorts, TV commercials, music videos and simple films. Changing roles will be assigned to foster teamwork and group goals. 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)

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


Time: 12:55-2:25
Grades: 6-8
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