MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

The Media Technology Program offers students the opportunity to enter the exciting field of media. Students become active participants in the production process; creating scripts, visualizing shot sequences, and shooting and editing footage in order to create finished products. In the Animation and Design class, students use state-of-the-art software and computers to create realistic computer-generated animation projects. Students will gain experience in object modeling and character animation, providing a rich foundation in the field.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

 

  • Camera Operator
  • Feature Animator
  • Medical Animator
  • Small Business Owner
  • Video Editor
  • Videographer
  • Web Developer
  • Sound Designer

 

CURRICULUM

 

Media Technology I

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Keyboarding
This introduction course provides the foundation for success in multimedia. The course focuses primarily on video production, giving basic instruction in scripting, camera operation, and editing. This course will also cover how to incorporate animation and utilize web-based formats for the distribution of information. Students will produce finished products, following the production from initial concept to final master.

Media Technology II

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite:  Media Technology I
The Video Production II class builds on the foundations provided in Introduction to Video Production, allowing students to expand their training in camera work and editing. Students learn to use Final Cut Pro, a leading professional video editing program, and utilize this powerful tool to produce green screen effects, advanced keys, and prepare students for the workforce.

Animation and Design

Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Media Technology I
This course teaches the fundamentals of 3-D animation and design and gives students the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in animation. Instruction will utilize Autodesk's Maya, which is the industry standard for animation in television, movies and game design. This class includes an introduction to animation where models are created and animated according to scripted actions and behaviors.