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Audio-Video Technology & Film (AVTF) Pathway

Why AVTF?

Students will learn the ins and outs of broadcast production and be prepared to pursue employment or entry into a post-secondary education program for further study. The Audio-Video Technology & Film (AVTF) Pathway teaches the history of mass media, terminology, safety, basic equipment, script writing, production teams, production and programming, lighting, recording and editing, studio production and personal ethics.

AVTF is a challenging industry to break into, but this program allows you to get first-hand practice applying your talents and education through opportunities to participate on Marietta High School’s “Blue Devil News” student television network. Select students take the roles of reporters, photographers, anchors, producers and writers and create a quality news show. Take part in opportunities to submit your creative student work and advance your career before you even graduate!

Audio-Video Technology Courses & Schedule

Audio-Video Technology & Film (AVTF) Schedule

AVTF I – 2 semesters.
Introduces video; covers technical and expressive considerations of program production, such as equipment, editing, lighting, costumes, setting, props and script. Other units include Mass Media, Professional Ethics, Careers, and Trade terminology. Provides opportunities to participate in each phase of video productions; stresses analysis of video production based on selected evaluation criteria. Emphasizes elements and principles of design in composition exercises. Cameras will be available to students to check out for AVTF I. AVTFI is a Prerequisite for IB Film.

AVTF II – 2 semesters.
Prerequisite: BVP or AVTF I
Enhances level one skill and provides opportunities to apply technical, expressive and compositional principles to video production. Studies include how the camera works, electrical aspects of lighting, audio mixing, advanced titling, editing techniques, LIVE and Studio productions. Students will run LIVE online events through GHSA.tv and other LIVE media outlets. Emphasizes creative ideas and approaches to video production; stresses analysis of creative and expressive techniques of major video artists and their work. Filming outside of class time is a necessity. Cameras will be available to students to check out for AVTF II Course work.

AVTF III – 2 semesters.

Prerequisite: BVP II or AVTF II
Enhances level two skills and provides opportunities to apply technical, expressive and compositional principles to video production. This is Marietta’s News Production Class Students will create and air news events, commentary and in depth reports of MHS and surrounding areas. Blue Devil News (BDN) airs online and at MHS every other week. This class is designed for a student wanting to continue education in a Broadcast News filed. Emphasizes creative ideas and stylistic approaches to video production through creation of the BDN show; stresses analysis of creative and expressive techniques of major video artists and their works.
 
IB Film I – 2 semesters.
Prerequisite: BVP I & II or AVTF I & Full IB Diploma Candidate
This is the first in the sequence of two courses that follow the IB Film syllabus and guide students in developing the skills and critical thinking needed to prepare for the IB internal and external assessments for IB Film. The course includes film analysis, technique, and production with an emphasis on critical film writing.

IB Film II – 2 semesters.
Prerequisite: IB Film I & Full IB Diploma Candidate
This is the second in the sequence of two courses that follow the IB Film syllabus and guide students in developing the skills and critical thinking needed to prepare for the IB internal and external assessments for IB Film. The course includes film analysis, technique, and production with an emphasis on critical film writing.
Post Secondary Institutions of Study

Post-Secondary Institutes to Study Audio-Video Technology & Film (AVTF)

•    Art Institute of Atlanta
•    Atlanta College of Art
•    Chattahoochee Technical College
•    Georgia State University
•    University of Georgia
 

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