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Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education. _Most of the students graduating from the program _continue their education.
 

Steve Bross

Commercial Art Instructor

sbross@cmths.org

610-277-2301x332

Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

www.cmths.org

610-277-2301

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Basic Video
Photo/Video - 2/2

Photography/Video – Hours: 20
Student Goals:

Students will be introduced to the concepts of SLR camera operations and the use of the composition in Photography

Purpose:
Basic photography skills are so important in today’s digital design world. Whether its a photo for a website or a product shot for an advertisement. Photography is a must-have skill in today's design world.

Student Objectives:
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices, and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic video editing by producing a completed digital video manipulation project that shows the use of 4 or more tools. (i.e.; import, slice took, selection tool, etc.)

 

Tasks: PA800 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
801 - Operate digital camera and accessories.
802 - Compose a photograph through the lens.

201Operate equipment incorporating ergonomics.

202 Use computer hardware, software and electronic equipment safely.

Career Path: Photography

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.

102 - List occupational requirements.

103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.

Exploratory Project:

Type Font Design

Basic Green Screen Video Editing

Project Overview:

The project you will develop is a 45 second commercial for a specific product using the studio green screen as the focus of your video. The product you choose must be approved by the teacher.

 

A more advanced take on pro video editing.

Revolutionary video editing using the new Magnetic Timeline 2. Powerful media organization that uses automatic metadata and custom keywords to find clips. Incredible performance that takes full advantage of the new MacBook Pro. Post just became even more productive.

 

Revolutionary Video Editing

Built for the future of video post, Final Cut Pro transforms the timeline to break free from the constraints of traditional track-based editing. A beautiful and dynamic editing interface lets you experiment freely while working with extraordinary speed and precision.

Magnetic Timeline 2

Now more than ever, everything just falls into place. Assemble shots with ease as clips “magnetically” close up to eliminate unwanted gaps in the timeline. Similarly, clips move out of the way to avoid clip collisions and sync problems. Automatic color coding makes it easy to identify different types of audio — such as dialogue, music, and effects. And powerful controls in the Timeline Index let you instantly customize the look of your timeline and focus on specific kinds of audio as you edit.

Multichannel Audio Editing

Look deeper into audio — right in the timeline. A simple keystroke lets you expand any audio file in place so you can view its separate components. Easily enable or disable entire channels, select ranges to adjust timing and volume, and use the embedded audio fade handles to quickly smooth transitions. For a complete view of your audio file, access the Inspector, where you can rename and hide individual channels. And if you’re working with Multicam Clips, you can switch between and combine multiple audio sources with a click.

Multicam

Final Cut Pro offers the industry’s most advanced multicam editing. The 64-bit engine allows you to work natively and in real time with a

variety of formats, frame sizes, and frame rates. Create a Multicam Clip by automatically syncing up to 64 angles of video using audio waveforms, or choose custom sync options to precisely align footage or photos based on time of day, timecode, or markers. To adjust a Multicam Clip, double-click to open it in the Angle Editor timeline, which lets you move, sync, trim, add effects, or color grade individual source clips. When it’s time to cut, simply drop the Multicam Clip into your project and click in the customizable Angle Viewer. Or use keyboard shortcuts to seamlessly switch between video and audio on the fly. You can even combine audio channels from multiple cameras with just a click.

Clip Connections

Clip Connections keep related clips together. They make it easy to place items such as B-roll, sound effects, and music in the timeline so they all move as one. Or, if you prefer, simply press a modifier key to break the connections between clips and move them independently. Clear visual connections make it easy to hand off a project to another editor or resume editing at a later date.

Video Production Page  |   Using Green Screen

Assessment:

Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education.

 

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A Central Montco Technical High School Program!

HOMEWORK:

Year Three, Project Overview: 

The process of formulating the essay will encourage each student to reflect upon their experiences and growth as a studio art major and provide a means for them to think seriously and communicate effectively about their own artwork as they prepare for their exhibition. The essay will be used, in coordination with the exhibition of work, as a tool for evaluating the student’s capstone experience.

 

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Assessment:

Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education.

 

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Experimental Project:
Project Name: Type Design

Project Overview: 

That seems a world away from our point-and-click, instant world of digital design. But it really wasn’t too many years ago that a font would have been known as a specific set of movable metal type — rather than a funny name in software program’s drop-down menu.

Although our design methods have come a long way, sometimes navigating the modern process of choosing and using fonts can seem almost as difficult and complicated as the good old days of metal typesetting and printing presses. So if you’ve ever felt a little lost when it comes to fonts, then you’re in the right place.

 

Specifications: 

Using the supplied materials the students will complete the pen & ink assignment... See Examples

 

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