• Television &

    Video Production

    Mr. Jeff Coviello

    973.593.3117 Ext. 7715

    Availability: 7:15 - 7:40, LUNCH, 2:40 - 3:05, & By Appointment

    Video Production Course Outline

    Video Production is a semester long course offered at Madison High School. The course is open to students who have an interest in learning about the software and skills required to work in the world of film and video production. The course will provide students with the opportunity to learn and expand skills and techniques throughout the semester: filming, sound production, lighting and editing. The course will also focus on learning a professional editing software program, Final Cut Pro. Final Cut Pro is the video editing industry standard, and is a powerful program that will allow students tremendous flexibility and creativity as they work to produce their projects. Students will use this editing software to create a number of possible video projects: Public Service Announcements (PSAs), product commercials, and short documentaries, movie trailers and music videos.

    TV Production Course Outline

    TV Production is a full year course designed to instill each student with the knowledge and skill sets required to grow from being a talented media amateur into a talented media professional. This course will focus on the three primary stages of all production: preproduction, production, and post-production. It will also focus on five fundamental qualities: production knowledge, consistency, creativity, efficiency, and responsibility. As students progress through the course, they will learn and utilize the necessary hardware (production and broadcasting equipment) and industry standard software (Final Cut Pro for post-production purposes) in order to create a full production. Students enrolled in this course will also be responsible for completing a variety of projects including news broadcast segments for MHS 21/34.  Students in this class will be a part of branding MHS 21/34 and maintaining any social media that may go along with the channel.

    Grading Policy

    Video Production grades will be determined by a total number of points accumulated over the marking period.  Each project will have a rubric available for student review.  The criteria for grading is:

    • Participation* (5pts per week)

    • Pre-Production (Usually 40% of project weight)

    • Final Video (Usually 60% of project weight)

    Late Work & Make-up Policy

    The world of media has deadlines.  One goal of this course is to train students to work within the world of media creation.  Another goal is to ensure all students meet each task to the best of their ability.  Late work & make-ups will be accepted and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

    Google Classroom

    All work will be assigned and completed digitally.  Each section will have their own unique google classroom for their particular class period.  This will be the main forum for discussion, and assignment turn-in.  Parents/Guardians can view student work through each individual's google drive.

    Youtube & MHS 21/34

    Expect work for both Video Production & Television Production to be featured on MHS TV & possibly a school approved Youtube channel.  

    Jeff Coviello