Scott Le Duc

Contact Information

Biography

  • Scott Le Duc is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instructor and has worked at Capital for 20 years.

Philosophy

  • Getting students into the role of teacher is a primary focus of class activities. Scott has titled his teaching philosophy Learning Mastery.

Class Blog with Projects, Class Descriptions, and Syllabi

IB Film Google Web Site

Schedules - The week by week schedules will be posted at the links below.

Mr. Le Duc's Delicious.com Reource Bookmarks

Course Descriptions

Game Design - Video Game Design/Digital Computer Animation for Game Design OSPI CIP Code 110803

A course that focuses on the software, hardware, and mathematical tools used to represent, display, and manipulate topological, two and three-dimensional objects on a video screen and prepares individuals to function as computer graphics/video game development specialists. Includes instruction in graphics software and systems; computer programming; digital multimedia; graphic design, video game design and development; graphics devices, processors, and standards; attributes and transformations; projections; surface identification and rendering; color theory; algebra; geometry; trigonometry and introduction to various mathematical concepts related to interactive computer and computer graphic-based applications.

School of Rock - Recording Arts and Sound Reinforcement Technology OSPI CIP Code 100203

A course that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the production of sound recordings as finished products or as components of film/video, broadcast, live, and mixed media productions. Includes instruction in sound equipment operation and maintenance; music, dialogue, and sound reinforcement effects recording; sound track editing; dubbing and mixing; sound; tape, disk, and CD production; digital recording and transmission; amplification, effects, Foley;  and working with producers, editors, directors, artists, and production managers.

IB Film Cinematography - Cinematography and Cinema Production OSPI CIP Code 500602 

The IB Film course aims to develop in students the skills necessary to achieve creative and critical independence in their knowledge, experience, and enjoyment of film. The course is divided into three sections inextricably interwoven through the course; textual analysis, film theory and history, and creative process. Through a textual analysis of films and a study of film history students will enhance the development of their creative, analytic and production skills. Students will create scripts for documentaries that study specific film styles and techniques, develop oral presentation that critically analyze short film passages, and produce short films.

Grade Scale

Level Letter Skyward High % Skyward Low % Descriptor
4 A 100.00% 92.50% Advanced. Consistently exceeds proficient level of standard(s).
3.5 A- 92.49% 86.67% Proficient but partial success at advanced level.
B+ 86.66% 80.84%
3 B 80.83% 75.00% Proficient. Consistently (usually) meets standard(s).
2.5 B- 74.99% 66.67% Basic but partial success at proficient level.
C+ 66.66% 58.34%
2 C 58.33% 50.00% Basic. Inconsistently (occasionally) meets standard(s).
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Le Duc-isms

  • "I do, we do, you do"
  • "Doing is learning."
  • "We are smarter than me."
  • "Talk the terms and demonstrate the skills."
  • "If you can't measure it, you can't improve it."
  • "Automagic"

Standards and Resources

Film Resources

The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media by Bruce Block

The Story of Film by Mark Cousins

Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film, by Richard Barsam and Dave Monahan

The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition by Gustavo Mercado

The Five C's of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques by Joseph V. Mascelli

Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen by Steven D. Katz

In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing by Walter Murch

The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmmaker Must Know by Jennifer Van Sijll

Parent Homework

Read BrainRules by John Medina

Or read Made To Stick by the Heath Brothers

Or read How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

Or read Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi