PhotoVideo

Download the Competencies/Skills Check Sheet Semester 1 (PDF) and Semester 2 (PDF)

UNIT SKILL # UNIT # COMPETENCIES
1 Studio Production 1 1.1 Describe equipment and facilities
2 1.2 Decribe video switchers
3 1.3 Describe multiple-camera studio productions
4 1.4 Describe studio sets
5 1.5 Explain studio hand signals
6 1.6 Describe studio crew positions
7 1.7 Explain role of the director
8 1.8 Describe the directing process
9 1.9 Describe on-camera talent
2 Video Recording Media 10 2.1 Describe the videotape recording process
11 2.2 Describe disk-based recording and camcorders
12 2.3 Describe solid state memory
13 2.4 Describe flash memory cards
3 Video and Audio for the Internet 14 3.1 Podcasting formats
15 3.2 Describe streaming live video
16 3.3 Describe video posting websites with examples
17 3.4 Describe export protocols
18 3.5 Describe Internet terminology
19 3.6 Explain file size and compression
4 Safety 20 4.1 Apply workplace ergonomics
21 4.2 Use personal protective equipment as setting requires
22 4.3 Apply safety regulations to specific tasks and jobs in the occupational area
23 4.4 Promote a safe working environment
24 4.5 Demonstrate an understanding of safety risks and safety procedures for multimedia equipment and activities
25 4.6 Demonstrate the safe use storage, and maintenance of every piece of equipment in the lab, shop, and classroom
26 4.7 Apply safety practices when working around electricity
27 4.8 Apply proper workplace cleaning procedures
28 4.9 Identify practices used to avoid accidents
5 Apply legal requirements and ethical considerations to business practice and decisions 29 5.1 Identify laws that regulate businesses/organizations in your field
30 5.2 Define the requirements for and protections given by Creative Commons, copyright, and trademark law
31 5.3 Define the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other civil rights legislation on your business/organization, employees, and customers
32 5.4 Define ethical business practices for your field
33 5.5 Identify and explain legal issues related to model release forms
6 Video Planning: Team Roles, Planning, & Timeline 34 6.1 Gather data to identify customer requirements
35 6.2 Collaboratively define team roles
36 6.3 Collaboratively build a project plan
37 6.4 Collaboratively write and follow a task list and schedule
38 6.5 Collaboratively brainstorm ideas
39 6.6 Collaboratively storyboard ideas
40 6.7 Collaboratively review and redesign
41 6.8 Collaboratively create a shot list
42 6.9 Gather equipment
7 Video Production: Terms and Concepts 43 7.1 Explain tasks associated with assistant floor director, crew, and talent supervision including scheduling, blocking and rehearsing, hand cues, set-up and break down
44 7.2 Compare/Contrast video file formats (e.g. MOV, WMV, AVI, MPEG)
45 7.3 Describe how types of compression can determine issues such as video quality, look, and size of a composition
46 7.4 Identify, demonstrate, and set up use of basic lens effects (zoom, rack focus, irising, white balance).
47 7.5 Recognize adequate computing power for digital video processing
48 7.6 Identify video editing software, and basic features of different brands of software
49 7.7 Define concepts for video formatting, such as dimensions, data rate, frame rate, timeline synchronization, and audio
50 7.8 Develop a checklist of equipment for a production
51 7.9 Identify and list the necessary props for a selected dramatic or commercial script
52 7.10 Identify several sources of possible scripts, properties or ideas for a video project.
8 Video Production: Workflow 53 8.1 Brainstorm and Storyboard sequence of events
54 8.2 Set up and operate basic video equipment
55 8.3 Explain and demonstrate use of camera techniques in establishing point of view, movement, creating composition, visual continuity and mood.
56 8.4 Explain and demonstrate camera techniques for sequencing shots (e.g., shooting to edit and in-camera editing).
57 8.5 Explain and demonstrate the use of lighting techniques in creating composition, visual continuity and mood.
58 8.6 Demonstrate knowledge of recording practices, including lighting, movement, shutter speed, image stabilization, and auto focus
59 8.7 Use tools for transferring video to the computer and know the limitations of older media
60 8.8 Perform editing techniques using software and/or in camera production
61 8.9 Adapt file and format size to method of delivery
62 8.10 Practice and use the different effects and effect attributes to creatively enhance a project
9 Career Exploration 63 9.1 Use career resources to research educational requirements, salaries, and career ladder opportunities of careers in multimedia
64 9.2 Assess personal skills, abilities aptitudes, strengths, and weaknesses as they relate to career exploration in the field of multimedia
65 9.3 Relate the importance of workplace expectations to career development (e.g. work ethic, workplace relationships, workplace diversity, communication skills, virtual work environment, continual skills improvement, career and job self management)
66 9.4 Relate the importance of lifelong learning to career success
67 9.5 Apply knowledge gained from individual assessment to a set of goals and a career plan
68 9.6 Develop strategies to make an effective transition from school to career
69 9.7 Identify industry certification opportunities
10 Camera Operation and Control 70 10.1 Identify Imaging Devices
71 10.2 Understand Resolution
72 10.3 Use Camera Mounts and Tripod
73 10.4 Color Balancing/ White Balancing
74 10.5 Understand Shutter Speeds and F-Stops
75 10.6 Understand the basic principles of how to operate either a manual or automatic SLR camera
76 10.7 Know and use the vocabulary necessary to identify and learn to use the parts of the camera
77 10.8 Identify different camera formats and their advantages and disadvantages
78 10.9 Identify special purpose cameras
11 Digital Camera and Photography 79 11.1 Identify the basic features of digital cameras and know how to use them
80 11.2 Understand the composition of a digital image and the factors that affect its quality and file size
81 11.3 Understand how digital images are transferred to a computer for storage and manipulation
82 11.4 Understand the differences between normal-focal length for digital camera lenses and traditional camera lenses
83 11.5 Understand how to make adjustments for contrast, color balance and exposure using a digital camera
84 11.6 Understand the basic differences between various digital cameras on the market and weigh the relative advantages and disadvantages, conveniences and costs associated with their use
85 11.7 Understand how to use scanners
86 11.8 Work with histograms to create better images
87 11.9 Understand color management
12 Exposure 88 12.1 Understand the concept of equivalent exposures and how to achieve and apply them
89 12.2 Understand how automatic exposure systems operate
90 12.3 f-stop and shutter speeds to control exposure
13 Lighting 91 13.1 Understand the basic concepts of degree of diffusion and direction of light
92 13.2 Shoot effectively with available light
93 13.3 Identify a variety of lighting equipment including lights, diffusers and reflectors, supports for lighting devices, and understand their uses
94 13.4 Understand the purpose for using more than one lighting device, and how to position fill lights to achieve certain effects, such as studio, on camera, existing, supplemental, reflectors, etc.
95 13.5 Arrange lightening for portraits and reflective objects, and to enhance the appearance of textured surfaces
96 13.6 Understand the theory of light and qualities of light such as electromagnetic spectrum, variances, reflectance, and physical properties of light
14 Composition 97 14.1 Understand Form vs. Content
98 14.2 Define Composition
99 14.3 Understand Static Composition
100 14.4 Understand Dynamic Composition
101 14.5 Clearly establish your Objectives
102 14.6 Demonstrate Single Center of Interest
103 14.7 Demonstrate Shifting the Center of Interest
104 14.8 Demonstrate Rule of Thirds
105 14.9 Explain Maintaining Tonal Balance
106 14.10 Explain Balance Mass
15 Design Elements/Principles 107 15.1 Understand the impact that framing and cropping has on an image
108 15.2 Understand how to use the “rule of thirds”
109 15.3 Understand how to use contrast to enhance your images
110 15.4 Understand how points of view can affect the interpretation of an image
111 15.5 Compose for specific audiences
16 Digital Editing and Printing 112 16.1 Understand how to prepare a computer to correctly display digital images.
113 16.2 Adjust portions or complete images using software tools
114 16.3 Use other techniques including filters to readjust or sharpen images
115 16.4 Edit image using software including: burning, dodging, levels, masks, importance and benefits of using layers, retouching
116 16.5 Understand the ethics of altering images.
117 16.6 Understand the relative advantages and disadvantages of a number of kinds of printers and printer technologies
17 Lens Operation and Control 118 17.1 Type of Lenses
119 17.2 Focal length
120 17.3 Zoom Lenses
121 17.4 Angle of View
122 17.5 Zoom and Zoom Ratio
123 17.6 F-Stops/Lens Speed/Iris
124 17.7 Depth of Field
125 17.8 Macro Focus
126 17.9 Filters
127 17.10 Image Stabilization
128 17.11 Be familiar with both methods of focusing (manually and automatically)
129 17.12 Work effectively in close-up situations
18 Video Editing 130 18.1 Insert Shots
131 18.2 Cutaways
132 18.3 Thematic Editing
133 18.4 Relational Editing
134 18.5 Bridging Jumps in Action
135 18.6 Bridging Interview Edits
136 18.7 Continuity Techniques
137 18.8 Video Continuity
138 18.9 Audio Continuity
139 18.10 Shooting Angles
140 18.11 Maintaining Consistency in Action and Detail
141 18.12 Dedicated and Software-Based Editors
19 Video Lighting 142 19.1 Light Coherence
143 19.2 Hard Light
144 19.3 Soft Light
145 19.4 Color Temperature
146 19.5 Studio and Field Light Levels
147 19.6 Intensity Control Through Varying Distance
148 19.7 Quartz Lamps
149 19.8 Lighting Instruments
150 19.9 Camera Lights
151 19.10 Attachments to Lighting Instruments
152 19.11 Three Point Lighting-Key/Fill/Back Light
153 19.12 Lighting Ratios
154 19.13 Back Light Intensity
155 19.14 Subject-to-Background Distance
156 19.15 Area Lighting
20 Audio 157 20.1 Major Microphone Designs
158 20.2 Directional Characteristics
159 20.3 Handheld Microphones
160 20.4 Positioning Handheld Mics
161 20.5 Personal Microphones
162 20.6 Mic Connectors
163 20.7 Positioning Mic Cables
164 20.8 Wireless Microphones
165 20.9 Creating the Stereo Effect
166 20.10 Audio Recording, Editing and Playback

Draft 8/30/2014