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 and 30B (both compulsory credits), Physics 20 and Communication Media 20 and 30. The first part of the course looks at producing, writing, cinematography, audio, lighting, art direction and editing. In the second part students specialize in one or two of these areas. We watch and study some of the most important movies ever produced. We learn how the physical properties of sound and light are important for creating high quality films and TV. 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 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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