New Media is a year long course for scholars enrolled in a Digital Communications sequence. Scholars enrolled in this course should have successfully completed the preceding Digital Design course. This course covers a range of multimedia production principles necessary for college or career success in the communications industry.
There are six components to this proposed course.
Digital Audio is the first unit of instruction in the New Media course. Scholars learn how to generate, record and engineer audio from analog and digital sources. Podcasts and audio podcasts are projects that a participating scholar must successfully complete.
Scholars are introduced to careers and principles related to the production of non fiction films. Each scholar is required to complete a minimum of two non fiction film projects. This specific unit integrates very well with secondary level Social Studies courses.
Scholars learn the connection between creative writing and narrative filmmaking in this section. Through a consideration of plot structure, story conflict, previsualization and production roles scholars prepare concepts for production. This specific unit integrates very well with secondary level ELA courses.
The Non Linear Filmmaking unit addresses the process used in the video or film post production phase. Scholars are trained to use multiple editing applications to produce a range of visual content. Scholars are taught the principles of editing for both narrative and non fiction editing.
The Cinematography unit deals with careers and principles related to the production phase of filme and television production. Scholars study screen direction, cinematic lighting techniques and set protocols during this portion of the course.
The final unit of instruction focuses on scholars developing the ability to create motion graphic content. The animation of vector and raster content ties in previous units of instruction. Motion graphics may be used to support video productions, as stand alone content or other purposes..