Synopses & Reviews
Teaching a television production class is a real challenge, especially when working with the typical budget and time limitations of most elementary, middle, or high school curricula. Beyond the technical aspects of teaching this subject, what is the best way to keep students engaged and challenged while teaching them skills that will help make them college and career ready? Spanning lesson plans, video production activities, assessment, and more, this book supplies a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to teaching a television production class, using whatever equipment is readily available. It focuses on the critical aspects of how to teach television production and organize lessons, rather than the quickly evolving details of what equipment or editing software to use. The authors also provide lessons on creating and executing a daily newscast show, how to evaluate that show and collect school-wide data for further evaluation and improvement, and how to archive and mount these productions on the school website.
This resource for middle school teachers (grades 6-8) is packed fullof advice, lesson plans, planning tools, technical tips, project ideas, and student handouts and worksheets for teaching a videoproduction class. The book gives advice on setting up the studio in a school studio, classroom, or computer lab, and offers ideas forcreating the daily news cast, student field research and video projects, and celebrating success. The book also provides ideas forevaluating students and guidelines on copyright basics. Many websites are listed for equipment, video and music creation andediting software, animation software, virtual sets, royalty-free music and sound effects, copyright resources, and notable books forteachers. SchoolTube, a website designed to showcase student-created videos, receives a special mention. The book includes video stills, b&w classroom photos, and photos of equipment.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This guidebook is a must-have resource for anyone teaching a television production class or running a morning news show at the elementary, middle, or high school level.
• Provides resource ideas for royalty-free music, virtual sets, cost-effective equipment purchases, and more
• Includes step-by-step video project guides, lessons, reproducible activities, and assessments that can be adapted for use with students of all levels, from beginner to advanced
• Supplies guidance on setting up a recording studio, from basic equipment needs for those just getting started, to recommended purchases for experienced videographers seeking to take their studio to the next level
• Covers important information about copyright restrictions within the television production classroom