Welcome to the beginning of your ROP Video Production class. This course will focus on the art of movie making, camera work, editing skills, special effects, video production techniques, story telling, storyboarding, script writing, marketing and promotion and film appreciation. ROP stands for Regional Occupational Program, which means we also study and develop the skills you will need to find employment in today's competitive job market as well.
I am your instructor, Seth Wilson. I have been working in the creative industry since 1996 and
continue to develop world class motion graphics projects, illustration and design. See my work
All students will be given a syllabus, this must be reviewed with a parent or guardian and signed
and returned in 5 days.
Materials: I highly suggest that each student have a USB thumbdrive of at least 4GB capacity for
transferring files and storing artwork. Students may use their own video camera's for class projects if they wish. In the past students have shot entire projects using an iphone or small digital camera with video capability.
I also request that each student has a notebook for use during class, taking notes on operational procedures, lectures, videos, etc... is crucial. Students are often asked to write short response papers, write proposals or sketch ideas. Sketching, exploration and brain-storming skills are crucial to the creative process.
Day 1 Agenda:
- Introduction and demo reel
- Syllabus, Computer Use Forms, Permission Forms, Student Questionnare
- Overview of Class Procedures
- Equipment and Computer Use Protocol
- Student Videos