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2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Television and Media Production I (8688/36 weeks, 140 hours)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Practicing Safety on the Set and on Location

  1. Adhere to safety requirements.
  2. Maintain a clean, safe, and orderly work area.
  3. Demonstrate professional conduct.

Preproduction: Planning Effective Media

  1. Brainstorm program ideas and production methods.
  2. Research a production topic.
  3. Draft a treatment, proposal, and script.
  4. Revise a treatment, proposal, and script.
  5. Define tasks/roles of personnel.
  6. Scout potential locations (e.g., planning for camera placement, power sources, lighting, and sound issues).
  7. Create a storyboard and/or a two-story script.
  8. Identify procedures for obtaining licenses, permits, and releases pertaining to locations, talent, and pre-existing media.
  9. Schedule equipment (i.e., production personnel, camera, audio, lights, and computer), crew, and program participants.

Production: Managing Equipment

  1. Maintain various cable types.
  2. Maintain audio and video equipment.
  3. Check out/in equipment.
  4. Maintain proper battery handling and disposal procedures.
  5. Troubleshoot technical problems.
  6. Report problems and broken equipment.
  7. Label media.

Production: Acquiring Visual Media

  1. Gather pre-existing images/video sources to be included in a program.
  2. Check equipment readiness (i.e., camera, audio, lights, and computer), using equipment checklist.
  3. Position and level a camera on a tripod.
  4. Shoot for editing with pre-roll and post-roll.
  5. Compose static shots, using the Rule of Thirds.
  6. Compose motion shots, using the Rule of Thirds.
  7. Shoot B-roll/cover footage (e.g., cutaways, variety of focal lengths, and angles).
  8. Control picture and audio quality, using camera settings.

Production: Introducing Studio Equipment

  1. Set up a camera for studio operation, using a tripod and dolly.
  2. Shoot basic shots with a studio camera.
  3. Reposition the camera.
  4. Communicate through the intercom system, observing appropriate intercom etiquette.

Production: Introducing Control-Room Equipment

  1. Produce digital content.
  2. Prepare electronic titles for shows.
  3. Control audio sources, using an audio mixing board.
  4. Check video and audio sources and program output.
  5. Mix video sources.
  6. Present scripts to talent.

Production: Performing as Talent

  1. Perform in front of a camera (e.g., deliver a news story, perform a stand-up, intro/outro, live shot, or act in a television drama).
  2. Read teleprompter, cue cards, or handheld scripts.
  3. Perform audio narration/voice-over.

Production: Introducing Studio Positions

  1. Communicate between control room and crew.
  2. Communicate cues to talent, using hand signals or signs.

Production: Introducing Lighting

  1. Identify safety techniques used when handling lighting equipment.
  2. Demonstrate basic lighting techniques.

Production: Obtaining and Recording Audio

  1. Create original music or sound effects for use in a program.
  2. Record live audio, including narration, using appropriate microphones.
  3. Control audio levels.
  4. Obtain pre-recorded music and sound effects.

Postproduction: Editing Digital Media

  1. Manage data.
  2. Prepare graphics for production.
  3. Interpret Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) time code.
  4. Combine elements into a program, using non-linear editing systems.
  5. Control audio mix and effects.
  6. Edit a shot sequence or story for continuity.

Distribution: Delivering Digital Media to the Audience

  1. Export a completed project for distribution.
  2. Explain the copyright implications associated with various means of media distribution.
  3. Transfer data between removable media and a hard drive.
  4. Label data, using prescribed format(s).

Understanding Media Literacy and Criticism

  1. Research careers related to the television and media industry.
  2. Articulate a personal response to the effects of a specific production technique, using a rubric.
  3. Analyze the effectiveness of audio/video techniques as they pertain to the message.
  4. Solicit program feedback from professionals and incorporate it into future drafts or productions.