Course Syllabus

Audio Video Production II
Course Syllabus
Arlington ISD Dan Dipert Career and Technology Center
Instructor Rodney Copenhaver
682 687 9535
Room A109

Students will build on the concepts taught in Audio/Video Production I and develop an advanced understanding of the industry, including identifying the responsibilities and relationships of the production team. They will understand the regulatory agency guidelines and technical broadcast standards of the FCC and will apply the pre-production, production, and post-production processes to various project assignments.

1st Six Weeks

Introduction to School wide procedures
School Tour
Safety Regulations
Expectations of the school, teacher and student
Target Audience and “The CTC” news.
Computer login and GUI (Graphic User Interface)
Adobe Premiere Pro scratch disks, preferences and tools
Folders, Files and media management
CTC Logo Media file H.264 encoding
Audio Video Production History
Copyright, fair use and public domain
Career Opportunities
Roles and responsibilities of a production team
Studio Broadcast expectations for using the TriCaster.
Using Studio and field equipment
Green Screen and Chroma Keying
Production Process


2nd Six Weeks

Post Production
Adobe Premiere menus, filters, transitions and adjustment layers
Adobe Photoshop and After Effects
Creative vision and communicating with clients
Logistics and budgeting for a production
Microphones, cables and connectors
Scripts, edit documents, captions titles, schedules
Music styles
Studio Jibs, Cranes and Dollies
White balance and exposure
Ethical impact the industry has on society
Changing technologies impact
Aspect Ratios
Team roles
Leadership and conflict management
Creating media using a variety of technology
Understand and model the roles and responsibilities related audio video industry.
AV Industry professional organizations
Develop an understanding and apply of a variety of production elements


3rd Six Weeks

Post Production
Audio Video Theory
Adobe Premiere Pro techniques
Synthesizers and MIDI
Foley and Effects
Product Marketing/Entrepreneurship
Multi-camera editing

4th Six Weeks
Post Production
Adobe Premiere color grading and corrections  
Selection of software
Key Framing and animation
Titles texts font and color selection
Proficiency of equipment
Public relations
Time based mathematics
Three point lighting-Key. Fill and backlights
Reflected light
Color temperatures
Sound Editing/Mixing
Adobe Premiere Pro certification practice tests
5th Six Weeks
Post Production
Group Activities
Managing your projects
Adobe Premiere Pro certification practice tests

6th  Six Weeks:
Capstone Project
Pre-Production Audio Scripts
Software & GUI
Production Elements 
Post-Production Sound Editing/Mixing
Group Activities

Adobe Premiere Pro certification test

Grading, Make-Up and Academic Dishonesty

A minimum of ten (10) grades per six weeks grading period will be taken.

A minimum of two (2) of these grades will be a major assessment/project/test grade.  

Daily, participation, project check grades will count once (x1).

Tests and completed projects will count twice (x2).   



All students are expected to communicate with each other and the instructor in an appropriate professional manner. Students are expected to be actively involved in class projects including appropriately using equipment and meeting their group expectations.

Please contact me if you need to request extra time or assistance outside of the regularly scheduled class period.   

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