Art of Video Syllabus
Art of Video Production 2020/2021 Syllabus
Art of Video Production Instructor: Paul LaCasse email@example.com (925) 473-2390 ext. 7730
Hello Students and Parents: Welcome to the 2020-2021 (virtual) school year! Things will be somewhat different for this course during the remote-learning format. Traditionally this course would be more hands-on, however, during remote-learning we will be taking more of a film studies approach. Once we transition to a hybrid or in-person setting, this syllabus will change to encompass other components of this course.
As a student of this course, you will expand your understanding and appreciation of the art of cinema through a study of the historical, technical, literary, and sociological aspects of filmmaking. We will study the history of movies, cinematography, composition, editing, sound, special effects, film genre, screenwriting, acting, and directing. All concepts will be illustrated through film clips, comprising scenes from over 200 different movies. Throughout this process, we will view, analyze, and discuss a number of complete films, representing the highest achievement of the art form.
To understand how films are made To understand the choices made in creating a film To understand what makes a film bad or good, and what makes a film great To understand the effect technological advances have had on the development of movies To develop an appreciation for the collaborative nature of moviemaking To analyze films from a technical, literary, and aesthetic perspective To understand film’s place as a unique narrative art form To understand the history of the movies, and major film movements of the twentieth century To understand the concept of film genre To write critically and analytically about film To develop public speaking and presentation skills
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Methods used will include, but not be limited to, Mini-Lectures, Video Examples Group Projects, Written Assignments, Quizzes, and Class Discussion.
While the films from which illustrative clips are derived range in their MPAA rating from G to R, rest assured that scenes portraying nudity or extreme violence will not be shown in class.
There are 4 Categories everything in this class falls into: 50% Daily Participation A total of 25 participation points every week, normally broken into 5 points per day. Students are expected to actively participate in group work, class discussions, and projects. 30% Assignments/Projects Each project will have a grading rubric based on specific criteria. 20% Test and Quizzes *Please note: State Requirements for participation have changed during this Virtual Learning Phase of Education. Virtual Interaction on a Daily Basis is required and your daily participation/attendance is important and will be graded as such.
EXTRA CREDIT & COMMUNITY SERVICE
For those interested: Community Service can be obtained by filming school events. Extra Credit can be obtained by filming/editing personal projects or editing the filmed school events to be aired on PTV Daily Announcements.
VIRTUAL CLASS RULES:
Please be on Time: and ready to engage during your allotted class time. The Zoom Class will be posted daily. During those times, your camera will need to be on for verification purposes – you do not need to be on video during lectures/notes, classwork otherwise unless you choose to.
Please Be Respectful: (of others, self, and property): use appropriate language, treat items well, use supplies appropriately only, avoid vulgarities and obscenities, be kind to others. This applies to audio, visual, as well as written documentation. You will be muted, video screen blocked, and potentially removed from the class live meeting if you are not being respectful and a parent communication will occur. Other consequences as warranted will be determined on a case by case basis.
Be Positive as this is new to All of Us: Logging in and engaging is part of your success.Do your best to be on task and focused during the entirety of class daily. Reminder, if you are not asking or answering questions, contributing to class discussions, and uploading your work to google classroom – you are not participating at your best.