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What to expect from this class.

Class Objectives: The primary objective of this class is to help students obtain that knowledge and those skills that give them the kind of foundation they need for career success.  Students will be graded based on their ability to produce products demonstrating their ability to function as young photographers, videographers, producers, and editors.  Most of these skills are those that most employers value and many will also them to be successful in the college classroom.  Among these grades will be those for skills, tests, workplace behaviors, and those communication products that reflect their ability to perform as young photographers, videographers, producers, and editors.   

 

Class Work and Homework Products:  50% of the student's grade will come from a portfolio which will contain 3 main sections:

 

     1) Documentary and Art Photos (this is a 2-part section which must include

         5 art photos and 5 documentary photos),

     2) Photo and Text Project (this is an article containing documentary photos),

     3) Either

              a) a Documentary Video, or

              b) an Art Video. 

 

Also in the portfolio will be:

A 2 page essay describing one photo in a photography exhibit and some documentary evidence that the student was actually at that exhibit.  Students are responsible for finding photo exhibits to attend.

 

A 2 page essay describing the students experience being present during the production and taping of a local television production and photos as evidence that the student was actually present for that taping. Suggested "local television productions" include the taping and production of a local television station news broadcast or a local church's taping of a service which will be broadcast on local television station (being present while a service is being taped for distribution is not adequate... the taping must result in a full broad on local television).  Students are responsible for contacting the church or local broadcast station for permission to be present.

Students are expected to work independently and in groups and without the direct supervision of the instructor.  Students who violate the rules or trust of the instructor will be prohibited from working independently and will have have great difficulty completing their assigned projects under those restrictions. 

 

Students will also be graded on their work skills, their skills and ability to shoot and produce photographic and videographic materials, and the skills they aquire in operating the equipment that is used in this class. 

 

Students in this class will be expected to complete a weekly essay (due on Mondays) on a movie or TV show that they have watched.  This essay should have a brief synopsis of the show.  The majority of the essay should reflect the subjects covered in this class.  In other words, students should write about camera angles, lighting, audio, continuity, and graphics.  Students should also take note of those techniques that we have not discussed or about which they would like to know more (in other words, they should ask in the essay, "How did they do that?").  Other essays may be assigned as needed.    

Electronic Photo and Video Communications Revised Project Due Dates

Fall 2004

Revised 20 Aug, 2004

 

Note: Due to the number of students in the class this semester, and the limited number of video editing facilities, students will be responsible for producing only 1 major video project for the semester.  However, students will also be responsible for dubbing copies of all news stories that they write or videograph from the master news archive to their personal VHS audition tape.  Students will also be responsible placing copies of all scripts that they write in their portfolio under a seperate tab labeled "Work Products." 
 
Students are admonished to get started early and complete their projects early.  Editing time will be limited near the end of the semester and the teacher reserves the right to limit editing time during class.  Students who are not able to complete their editing during class time will be responsible for arranging editing time outside class time. 
 
Every Monday - 1 page essays are due.  These essays are about a movie or TV show watched and analyzed within the past week.  1/3rd of the paper is a synopsis of the show.  The remaining 2/3rds of the paper is an analysis of the camera, production, and editing techniques used.  The analysis may include questions about how they did something that we have not yet covered in class.
 

August 19th - Students will assemble all portfolio supplies prior to coming to class and will place their empty portfolio on the assigned shelf for grading.  The portfolio will be made of a 2-inch ring binder with a clear slip cover.  Inside this ring binder will be 3 labeled dividers seperating the 3 major portfolio projects, a 5th divider for weekly essays, a 6th divider for DTV News scripts the student has written, and a 7th divider for "Other Materials."

 

September 9th - 1st draft of storyboard or script is due.  Students must complete 1 major video project during this semester.  If students are submitting a documentary video project for their major video project, they must present a full first draft of a script and gain approval for continuation of the project.  If students are submitting an art video project for their major video project, they must show a complete story board and gain approval for continuation of the project. 

 

October 1st - Students who are completing a Photo and Text Project for the 1st half of the semester must present a 1st draft for that article, including any photographs taken, for approval to continue.  Students who are completing a Documentary and Art Photos Project for the 1st half of the semester must present at least 3 of their documentary photos with appropriate cutlines and 3 of their art photos with appropriate titles, for approval to continue. 

 

October 14th - All projects due in the 1st half of the semester must be completed and in portfolios.  Portfolios must be placed on appropriate shelf for grading.

 

October 28th - Video project update is due.  If not already submitted and approved, students who are completing an Art Video for the semester will present completed storyboard due and a video tape with the completed raw video for that project for approval to continue.  If not already submitted and approved, students who are completing an Documentary Video for the semester will present completed script and a video tape with the completed raw video for that project for approval to continue.

 

November 11th - Students who are completing a Photo and Text Project for the 2nd half of the semester must present a 1st draft for that article, including any photographs taken, for approval to continue.  Students who are completing a Documentary and Art Photos Project for the 2nd half of the semester must present at least 3 of their documentary photos with appropriate cutlines and at least 3 of their art photos with appropriate titles, for approval to continue.

 

December 6th - All projects must be completed and in portfolios.  Portfolios must be placed on appropriate shelf for grading.

Reporter's Beats: The Electronic Photo and Video Communications student is also a reporter for the DTV News, a weekly closed circuit broadcast of news by the students and for the students of Dorman High.  Each DTV News reporrer has been assigned a beat.  A beat is a specific area of interest that may produce news--for example, the White House or, in our case, the members of the school's administration.  When covering his or her beat report, the reporter is trying to discover interesting or important news items by talking to people on the beat. 

A reporter regularly visits with the same people on his or her beat. In the example above, the reporter would visit with the school's principal and as many of the assistant principals as possible every week. The reporter establishes a relationship with his or her contact person(s) so that these people feel free to talk with the reporter.  If something newsworthy happens on that beat, the reporter is supposed to know about and report it to the news director.  The News Director and the entire class will then decide what kind of story is warranted.  

So a beat is an assigned area/person of the school. The reporter's job is to speak with the people people on his or her beat every week and have a short conversation about possible news the contact knows about.

Last Name

First Name

Beat

Adams

Anthony

9th Grade and JV football

Askea

Kelsey

Cross Country and Track

Allsbrook

Danielle

Student Government

Brown

"Matt" Matthew

Girl's Tennis and Boy's and Girl's Swim Teams

Deal

Jonathan

Girls Volleyball

Delcalzo

Amanda

Academic Team and Debate Team

Dukes

Shon Jamaal

Indoor Drumline, Winterguard, Orchestra, Fine Arts

Edwards

"Matt" Matthew

News Anchor

Geck

Brian

Assignments Editor; Cavalier, Shield, and Vanguard  Liason

Helms

"TJ" Terry

Basketball, Girl's Golf

Johnson

Lauren

School Administration

Kerfoot

Billy

Varsity Football

Mann

Latisha

News Anchor

Petty

John

Blue Bells, Wrestling, and General Sports

Pisarski

"Bob" Robert

Sports Anchor

Ross

Desiree

Clubs

West

Joe

Band, Chrous, Drama, Fine Arts

 

 

Semester Assignments Calendar:
Note that not all class assignments are posted here.  This calendar will not be construed as being the only events or stories that will covered or assigned.
 

Editing Assignments: On the weeks that you are assigned to capture or edit, it is your responsibility to finish the assignment before leaving school that day.  If you cannot finish during class, then you must arrange to stay after school to complete the assignment.

 

Capturing News

 

Editing News

 

Graphics Editor

Date

Name

 

Date

Name

 

Date

Name

13-Oct

Terry

Helms

 

14-Oct

Lauren

Johnson

 

14-Oct

Danielle

Allsbrook

20-Oct

Danielle

Allsbrook

 

21-Oct

"Shawn" Jamaal

Dukes

 

21-Oct

Joe

West

27-Oct

Billy

Kerfoot

 

28-Oct

John

Petty

 

28-Oct

Amanda

Delcalzo

3-Nov

Desiree

Ross

 

4-Nov

"Bob" Robert

Pisarski

 

4-Nov

"Shawn" Jamaal

Dukes

10-Nov

Latisha

Mann

 

11-Nov

Joe

West

 

11-Nov

"Matt" Matthew

Brown

17-Nov

Jonathan

Deal

 

18-Nov

Danielle

Allsbrook

 

18-Nov

Anthony

Adams

24-Nov

"Matt" Matthew

Brown

 

25-Nov

Kelsey

Askea

 

25-Nov

Lauren

Johnson

1-Dec

Anthony

Adams

 

2-Dec

Amanda

Delcalzo

 

2-Dec

Jonathan

Deal

8-Dec

Joe

West

 

9-Dec

"Shawn" Jamaal

Dukes

 

9-Dec

"Matt" Matthew

Edwards

 

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