South Studios

Addressing technical and creative concerns, we will study pre-production, production and post-production storytelling through digital media utilizing iMovie and Final Cut Pro software. This course will consider a brief history of film making and its significance in culture, as well as the process and logistics of researching, storyboarding, script writing, filming, and editing, We will incorporate video and still images, sound and voice over, titles, transitions and special effects.

Topics Covered


Each student will act as a director, visualizing the script while controlling the artistic aspect of the piece.


The students are taught the many roles of a producer in regard to teh pre-production planning process.


The students are taught the importance of visual composition when framing their shots.


The students are taught the importance of audio in video and how to use a number of microphones.


The students are taught the video editing process of piecing together a news segment.


The students are taught how to deliver compelling questions in interviews to further craft their news segment.


Each student is tasked with writing intros, outros, questions, and voice overs for their news pieces.


Each student is given the opportunity to practice their on camera skills by hosting news segments.

Video Production


The students take the necessary steps to prepare for a TV production prior to the beginning of shooting. These tasks include storyboarding, scheduling, location scouting, scriptwriting.


The students capture the project assets which include interviews, broll, voiceover, stand-ups, and hosting. During this phase, students will learn the importance of exposure, frame composition, interviewing, and audio recording.


The final phase of production is where all the pieces are put together into a cohesive story. During this phase the students develop skills in the areas of video editing, audio editing, and graphics creation.

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