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Digital Photography, TV/Film Production and Yearbook Production

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Photographic Imaging 

Grade Level: 10-12                  RBV Graduation: Art/Elective              UC/CSU A-G: “F”            Click for: Video Description

Prerequisite: None

Digital Photography I is an introductory course designed to instruct students in the fundamental skills of composing digital photo images and processing them using industry standard software. Basic and intermediate techniques are taught to enhance or manipulate images for any purpose. With hands on experience, students become familiar with photographic imaging equipment, materials, methods, and processes. Applied creative thinking and visual problem solving prepares students for more advanced courses and a foundation for professional career possibilities. This course is recommended prior to enrollment in advanced courses in the CTE Visual Arts Pathway. Articulation: Course is approved and articulated with MiraCosta College.



TV, Film & Digital Media 1

Grade Level: 10-12                 RBV Graduation: Art/Elective              UC/CSU A-G: “F”            Click for: Video Description

Prerequisite: None

This is the first in a sequence of courses that introduces the technical skills required to produce broadcast quality media content. The focus of this course is learning the production process of making movies. The language and aesthetics of cinematography are explored through the design and production of a digital movie short or documentary.  Pre-production techniques are taught to include selection of cast and crew, proper video camera techniques, digital video editing, script writing, storyboard drawing, effective lighting, audio, directing, production responsibilities, computer generated graphics, animation, and special effects. The professional skills learned in this course give students a first- hand opportunity to explore career choices within this industry. Articulation: Palomar College Credit Pending



TV, Film & Digital Media 2

Grade Level: 10-12                 RBV Graduation: Elective                     UC/CSU A-G: "F"            Click for: Video Description

Prerequisite: Successful completion of TV, Film, Digital Media 1

TV, Film & Digital Media II is the second level course and considered an “advanced level” class and students are responsible for writing, storyboarding, shooting, and editing news packages for the schools weekly TV show RBVTV.  Students will create all segments on Final Cut Express & all graphics on Motion and exported with Compressor.  Students will also be responsible for turning in their production storyboard, segment questions, and voice over copy. After each newscast, the class together will review and critique each segment individually then have a critical roundtable discussion with the class. 



Video Broadcasting

Grade Level: 10-12                  RBV Graduation: Elective                   UC/CSU A-G: None            Click for: Video Description

Prerequisite: Successful completion of TV, Film, Digital Media 1 and 2  

The Video Broadcast class prepares you to gather, produce, and deliver the news school wide. You learn techniques and management skills for the production of news, sports, and feature-length programs and segments through television broadcasting. You will prepare for careers as news and sports journalists, camera operators, writers, anchors, and video editors.  In addition to journalism, the study of ethics, on-air performance, broadcast writing, and media production will be studied to prepare you for broadcast news industry.




Grade Level: 11-12                   RBV Graduation: Elective                    UC/CSU A-G: "G"             Click for: Video Description

Prerequisite: None

A yearlong elective that produces the RBVHS yearbook.  Strong computer and writing skills are recommended.  This class includes layout and design, advertising, photography and writing.  Students will use Adobe Indesign and Photoshop. Students need to be organized and able to meet deadlines. Outside class time participation required.