Media School is a chance for Grade 11 students to spend a semester concentrating on media production. The class takes a film and television centered approach to English 20, Active Living and Fitness Leadership 20, Physical Science 20 and Communication Media 20 and 30. All 5 credits are either compulsory credits or fill graduation requirements, and with one Grade 12 credit, options are created in the final year of high school.
The course focuses on eight broad areas of the film and television industry: Producing, directing, writing, cinematography, audio engineering, lighting, art direction, and editing. Students will be challenged practically and academically throughout the course to a quality that is celebrated by post-secondary institutions and industry professionals.
We explore and study a number of the most important films ever produced. We learn the physical sciences through practical use and investigation of lenses, light, sound, and physical effects. These are lessons that stick with the students and allow them to understand the world they live in beyond the classroom. All the course work is fully integrated -- activities will draw on all five courses and emphasize independent work, peer teaching and learning, and group projects.
Housed at Evan Hardy Collegiate, Media School uses semi-professional to professional audio and video equipment, a dedicated media studio, and industry standard software. There are frequent guest instructors from the local television and film industry. Media School productions will be submitted to contests, festivals, television networks and other student broadcast outlets. Students will receive industry certification in set safety and protocol from Crew Call and develop demo DVDs that they can use to apply to post-secondary film and video courses.
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