# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Television and Media Production II Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Television and Media Production II (8689/36 weeks, 280 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 Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

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.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

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: Writing Script

  1. Write a treatment or proposal and script to be delivered as a pitch.
  2. Write a script for informational purposes.
  3. Write a script for persuasive purposes.
  4. Write a script to entertain.
  5. Write a script to instruct.

Preproduction: Managing Preproduction Activities

  1. Compose a production schedule.
  2. Manage time constraints when working under deadlines.
  3. Obtain necessary permits, permissions, and release forms.
  4. Delegate tasks/roles of personnel.
  5. Conduct research for a program.
  6. Prepare the set.

Production: Managing Equipment

  1. Create troubleshooting trees to solve technical problems.
  2. Demonstrate basic computer and software maintenance.
  3. Demonstrate basic equipment maintenance.

Production: Practicing the Talent Role

  1. Conduct an interview.
  2. Perform audio production.
  3. Apply makeup.
  4. Perform a reporter stand-up on location.
  5. Rehearse with all talent and crew for production.

Production: Shooting Field/Location Video

  1. Shoot location interview.
  2. Shoot according to a storyboard, two-story script, or shot list.
  3. Maintain a field log.

Production: Mastering Control Room Equipment

  1. Change background.
  2. Call up titles for shows, using character generator (CG) in a live or "as-live" production.
  3. Operate video playback device in a live or "as-live" production.
  4. Control audio sources, using audio mixing board in a live or "as-live" production.
  5. Mix video sources, using production switcher in a live or "as-live" production.
  6. Shoot a sequence that maintains screen direction and continuity.

Production: Performing Studio Positions

  1. Direct live or "as-live" studio production.
  2. Direct the studio floor environment.
  3. Direct a location video shoot.
  4. Supervise narration recording.

Production: Practicing Lighting Techniques

  1. Assign lights to power sources and dimmers.
  2. Explain how to change lamps in lighting instruments.
  3. Demonstrate how to light a subject, using 3-point lighting.
  4. Light subjects and sets, using various lighting instruments and accessories.
  5. Identify light levels and qualities (i.e., shape, intensity, and color).
  6. Light for chroma key.

Production: Managing Audio

  1. Add audio effects, using audio processing devices and/or software.
  2. Record on location or in the studio, using microphones and audio accessories.
  3. Add audio sources, using appropriate technology.

Distribution: Delivering Digital Content to the Demographic

  1. Export media files to multiple devices, formats, and compression levels.
  2. Maintain an archive of digital media.

Postproduction: Designing Graphics and Animation

  1. Prepare a computer-generated background or graphic.
  2. Create motion graphics.
  3. Key a graphic or a title-over video.

Postproduction: Editing Digital Content

  1. Log footage using camera shot acronyms, keywords, and jargon.
  2. Select the best source material (e.g., interview, sound bite, B-roll, associated press [AP] newswire story) to achieve program goals.
  3. Prepare an edit log.
  4. Identify the elements in a master for broadcast.
  5. Add virtual sets to live or pre-recorded action, using chroma key software.

Practicing 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 to incorporate into future drafts or productions.

Researching New Technologies

  1. Evaluate various capture devices for production.
  2. Evaluate trends that affect equipment purchase.
  3. Evaluate post-production platforms.
  4. Evaluate distribution formats and techniques.
  5. Evaluate new technologies in a studio production facility.