Photo/Video - 1/2
By June, the Visual Communications students, along with lectures, guided practices, multiple projects and various technique examples, the students will be able to setup and complete a studio photo shoot with little or no assistance, as documented in their portfolio.
Basic Green Screen Video Editing
Basic Video – Hours: 20
Students will use the Adobe Premiere/ FinalCut software to create a video related to there art and design field.
Adobe Premiere is one of three software pieces every student must know.
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.)
507 - Demonstrate basic use of image editing software.
508 - Demonstrate intermediate use of image editing software.
509 - Demonstrate use of input, output and storage devices.
510 - Demonstrate the appropriate use of different file formats.
Career Path: Fine Artist, Illustration
101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.
102 - List occupational requirements.
103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.
Mono Chromatic Portrait
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.
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 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.
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.
A Central Montco Technical High School Program!
Year One, Project Overview:
- Food & Drinks - Using Value
Drawing Food... This can be a fun project for you to try, if you want to capture a fast food lunch or what the school may feed you... you may a want to take a few photos of it.
Project Name: Monchromatic Portrait
Monochromatic painting can teach artists powerful lessons about how light and color can create shapes in a composition. Painting in various shades of a single color can inform and improve your more advanced, color-rich work by helping you identify contrast versus relying on hue to build a piece.
This exercise will teach you how to paint in monochrome in a simple, controlled method: by making your own paint by numbers piece. It’s not only a fun project, but it will teach you valuable lessons about composition, contrast, and shape.
While acrylic is the medium used for this tutorial, you could easily replicate the effects using any opaque or semi-opaque paint, such as gouache, tempera or oil paint. Watercolor paint is not suggested due to its natural translucence and variation of color.
Specifications: Using the supplied materials create a monochromatic portrait of a friend or family member.