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Film and Video

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The Film & Video Pathway offers students the opportunity to learn skills and gain experience within the video production workflow, from planning to publishing. Major skills include video editing, video & sound recording, lighting techniques, and writing for the screen. Students will gain experience through a wide variety of hands-on production projects, including short films and the weekly school news program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire entry-level professional skills in the use of basic concepts, tools, techniques, and procedures to produce works of film from concept to finished product. Including: the ability to demonstrate an effective working process, and an understanding of and an ability to work within a film crew.
  • Apply the art, aesthetics, and technique of visual storytelling. Including: directing, cinematography, lighting, editing, and sound design.
  • Understand the basic aesthetic and narrative principles of film, and basic cinematic historical, theoretical, and critical models.
  • Develop the skill set to find gainful employment in the film and/or video industry.

Possibilities After Graduation

Classes in the pathway include: Video Production 1 &  2, Filmmaking (up to 6 semesters), Video News (up to 6 semesters), & Screenwriting 1, 2, and 3.

Career possibilities include: Editor (Video and Television), Camera Operator (Video and Television), Video Technician, Audio Technician, Videographer, Director (Video and Television), Producer (Video and Television), Writer.

Annual Salary Range: $35,000 - $85,000+

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