Digital Media Arts Academy
Art in the Digital Age: This course is UC “F” (visual and performing arts) approved. The course complies with one of the following graduation requirements: vocational education or elective or visual performing arts Credits: 10. This course starts by exploring the invention of photography starting with the Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe PhotoShop CC. As the next step, the course continues to explore how these advancements changed history, culture, the arts and communication. Students will learn how to become a Professional Photographer from both visual interpretation of images and on all manual settings on DSLR cameras. Visual interpretation along with critical thinking is implemented in cross-curricular projects. The role of contemporary technology in the global market will be connected to commercial applications, trends in contemporary art as a result of technological advancements, and the role of the artist in today’s society. The projects produced will have practical connections to real world relationships in the technological and commercial art fields allowing the students to see clear attainable pathways to career and/or college success. Students will learn about stop-motion animation video with a mixture of Photography and Video Editing. Students will also mix their own soundtracks using Adobe Audition and Apple Logic Pro X.
TV Media Production: This course is UC “F” (visual and performing arts) approved. The course fulfills one of the following graduation requirements: vocational education or elective or VAPA Credits: 10. This course is a foundation course for students interested in video arts. Students learn technical and artistic aspects of video production as well as film history, theory, analysis and preparation. Students learn to use digital video cameras. They also learn to use software programs such as Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, Motion, Logic Pro, Mainstage, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Media Encoder, Audition, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe SpeedGrade, Adobe After Effects, and Microsoft Office to film, edit, and create sound and music for their videos. Students will be required to develop four main video projects by working collaboratively in small production teams.
Cinema Arts & Production: This course is UC“G” (college preparatory elective) approved and meets one of the following graduation requirements: vocational education or elective or VAPA. Articulated with Hartnell College TAC 54 course. Certifications offered: Precision Exams Television Broadcasting. (Prerequisite: TV Media Production) Credits: 10. This class is a foundation course for students interested in video and film production. Students will learn technical and industry aspects of video and film production as well as the following aspects of working with film: history, theory, analysis, aesthetics, artistry and appreciation. Using professional digital cameras, students will film, edit, and provide sound to make their own videos. Students will learn the aspects of pre-production, production, and postproduction. They will learn all major aspects of videography, lighting, and audio, as well as the art of directing. Students will also gain a historical perspective of the film industry and how advances in technology have changed the way, films are made. Students will edit videos using Adobe Premiere CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Audition CC and other Adobe and Apple Professional Applications. Students will also mix their own soundtracks using Adobe Audition. Students are provided with the opportunity to participate in actual television programs. Students will prepare an ePortfolio for their work.
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