• Audio Video Technology & Film I Syllabus

                Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School


    School 706-823-5580 ext. 1539              Cell 678-632-2185




    This course will serve as the foundational course in the Audio & Video Technology & Film pathway. The course prepares students for employment or entry into a postsecondary education program in the audio and video technology career field. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to: terminology, safety, basic equipment, script writing, production teams, production and programming, lighting, recording and editing, studio production, and professional ethics. All material covered in Audio & Video Technology & Film I will be utilized in subsequent courses. After taking AVTF 1, 2, and 3, students are expected to take an End-Of-Course Assessment (EOPA). EOPE information is available in Canvas



    This elective class is a blended class, combining classroom instruction with online learning.  Online learning will be delivered Canvas. Both in class and home assignments are posted on Canvas. The class meets 2-3 times a week.



    Students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate employability skills required by business and industry.
    • Understand and follow safety procedures when working with TV equipment.
    • Understand and utilize trade terminology in an appropriate manner.
    • Demonstrate proper set-up and use of basic production equipment.
    • Identify and create various types of scripts.
    • Demonstrate proper use and operation of studio equipment and production techniques while working as part of a production team during a studio broadcast.
    • Demonstrate teamwork and proper use of equipment while participating in a live field production which may include electronic news gathering, film work or streaming live events.
    • Demonstrate the use of technology in recording and post-production applications.
    • Develop an understanding of audio video and film careers, describe the principal fields of specializations and identify associated career opportunities.
    • Examine how related student organizations (SkillsUSA) are integral parts of career and technology education courses through leadership development, school and community service projects and competitive events.


    SkillsUSA Membership:

    Participating in SkillsUSA is great way for students to get additional hands-on experiences and earn extra credit. Through community server projects, fundraising, competitions and leadership building activities, SkillsUSA will help build your character, self-confidence, and communications skills. RCTCM’s chapter of SkillsUSA will empower you in becoming a leader of tomorrow. Full membership requires both in-class and out-of-class participation. SkillsUSA provides SkillsUSA members who actively participate for three years will earn a cord for graduation. Dues are $30.00. See Dr. Mukenge for more information.



    • Students must have earbuds, email address and SD card.
    • Students must arrive to class on time and have the needed materials (paper, pen, etc.).
    • Students must maintain a notebook for this class.
    • Students must maintain a Canvas account for this class.
    • Students will come to class and give 100%.
    • Students will follow all school and class rules.
    • Students may be given assignments to be completed during or after school hours (i.e. Homecoming events, Graduation, Talent Show).



    The final grade for each student will be 80% from semester work and 20% from the final exam. The semester work grade will be determined by the following percentages:

    30% Classwork/Homework

    30% Quizzes/Labs

    40% Tests/Project

    Grading Scale:

    A = 100 – 90       B = 89 – 80       C = 79 - 75        D = 74-70        F = 69 and below


    Methods of Assessment

    AVTF students are several types of assessments, most of which are performance based.


    Grade Book Codes

    Table below explains the codes I use in the grade book.


    Incomplete, if I grade the assignment, it most likely will be a low of failing grade.


    Redo, something is extremely wrong, you didn’t follow instructions.


    Missing, nothing or the wrong thing was turned in.



    Available by appointment. Request Tutoring/Remediation in Canvas or my teacher web page.


    Student Absence Policy

    Students have three days after they return to make up any missed assignments or tests. After the third day, any assignments not submitted will be marked as missing. You are responsible for getting any missed notes or assignments that were given during an absence. All assignments will be posted in Canvas.


    Late work policy

    Students are expected to submit all assignments by their set deadline. Late work will be accepted at 1% off each day it is not submitted.  All late assignments should be submitted before the last 2-weeks of the term (day will be posted on my teacher web page).


    Extra Credit Work

    Because extra credit is built into some assignments, I usually don’t give additional extra credit work.


    Consequences for Inappropriate Behavior

    1. 1st offense, teacher address the student
    2. Call Parent/Guardian and discuss the problem with student 2nd offense.
    3. Call Parent/Guardian and student will serve after school detention with the 3rd offense. (Students may also be taken out of lab/production and given an alternate assignment. Alternate assignments may involve using a textbook that remains in the classroom and /or the use of a computer based learning module.)
    4. Call Parent and refer the student to the office for further disciplinary action.



    Casinghino, Carl. Moving images: making movies, understanding media. Clifton Park, N.Y.: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2011.


    Keller, Debbie. The video collection revealed: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, After Effects CS5, Soundbooth CS5, Encore CS5. Australia: Clifton Park, NY :, 2011.


    Course Resources/Links available on Canvas


    Students are not allowed to post their work on any websites without permission.  Students who post any footage that is recorded or edited in class without written permission, will automatically fail this course.


    Plagiarism is not allowed. It is expected that all assignments will be submitted in the student’s own words.  Plagiarized work will be given a zero.


    The use of the Internet is restricted for the purpose of the course. No games or videos.


    Water is the only beverage permitted in the classroom section of the room. Snacks are not permitted due to the technology in the classroom/lab.


    Students can only use school-appropriate elements (topics, shots, images, music, etc.). Questionable material MUST be pre-approved.


    No nudity, offensive phrases and/or language (as deemed by instructors) will be videotaped or recorded using school equipment or materials. Extreme violence (simulated or real) involving weapons or firearms of any type (fake or real) cannot be videotaped or recorded on school grounds.


    Video and Photography Release Statement Students in this class will be recorded on video and photographed.  Enrollment in this class constitutes the consent of all enrolled students and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children enrolled, to the future broadcast, publication or other use of videos or photographs at the sole discretion of teacher and school administrators.