Multimedia Communications Academy

Digital Video Production

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The purpose of this program is to prepare students for initial employment as production assistants, audio/video equipment technician, video/TV camera operators, video editors, multi-media artists/animators and broadcast technicians.

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communication career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Arts, A/V Technology and Communication career cluster.

The content includes, but is not be limited to communication skills; leadership skills; human relations and employability skills; safe and efficient work practices; and preparation to assume responsibility for overall production of digital video activities including:  scripts, lighting, camera operation, electronic news gathering, field/studio production, and video editing.

MCA has a journalism/marketing approach to its courses. As such, Digital Video Production students create content for a weekly news show shown on campus to all 2000 students. Students who take the courses help brainstorm story ideas, complete interviews, write copy, do investigative reporting on campus and in the community, learn about news ethics, copyright laws and journalism principles. Students become versed in digital photography, writing, and editing throughout the course of Digital Video Production 1, working toward online talent and more managerial positions in their sophomore through senior years in the program. The program also has the distinction of serving as the marketing arm of the Lakeland High School Dreadnaughts. The productions are completely student driven, with Mr. Fraker serving as teacher and advisor of S2N Productions.

  • Program affiliations: FSPA and SIPA.
  • Program Certifications: Premiere Pro
  • Scholarship/Competition Experience: FSPA and SIPA Workshops/Conferences
  • Credit: Honors credit awarded to levels 2, 3 and 4 students.
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Year 2 English
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Digital Video Production 2
Year 3 English
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Year 4 English
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