• Teacher

    Jho Acosta-Idda

TV Production Courses

  • Television Production I

    Grades 9, 10, 11

    This year long course provides students with the educational background and practical experience necessary for entry-level positions in a variety of positions in broadcast television, film, and video production.  The course includes the use and purpose of common equipment found in the field, as well as the use of common terminology.  Instruction and practical experience will cover broadcast news writing, single and multiple camera field productions, audio operation and lighting manipulation, with a constant focus on non-linear editing. The students will complete music videos, public service announcements, commercials, and story packages. The instruction and skill development will also provide students with a solid foundation for continued post-secondary training.

    Television Production II

    Grades 10, 11, 12

    Students will build on the field production skills learned in Television Production I and gain more in-depth experience by writing, shooting and editing more complex projects, such as feature packages, mini-documentaries, advanced TV commercials, montages, and training videos. Students will also produce important projects for our school and community.  TV II students will begin to experience Studio Productions under the supervision of the teacher and TV III Students; in the studio, they will serve as anchors, camera operators, teleprompter operators, audio engineers and stage managers.  All students will be expected to carry out semi-advanced to advanced editing assignments on Adobe Premiere Pro. Cinematic excellence is encouraged through sophisticated camera techniques, appropriate lighting, and audio, in the studio and on the field.

    Television Production III

    Grades 11, 12

    Students must apply for acceptance into this advanced yearlong program. This advanced course allows students who have completed TV II an opportunity to continue previous study and focus on collaboration, delegation, and supervision. With the teacher’s guidance, Students will ensure that their team’s field productions are completed appropriately. All students must produce, direct, edit and supervise video projects for the school and/or community. During Studio Productions, they will serve as producers, directors and assistant directors, as well as carry out any of the roles listed in TV II.  They will ensure that all TV II students are executing their duties with professionalism in the studio and on the field.  Advanced technology is emphasized with the use of advanced equipment utilized in the film industry. Video/Film Festival entry and portfolio development are also components of these courses to provide students with the pre-requisites for entrance to film school or immediate work in the film industry.