PCNOW Class expectations, concerns, and goals.

In a few sentences, please share with us what your expectations are for this course? What do you expect to gain from taking it? Do you have any apprehension or concerns?

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Portfolio Setup

Portfolio Setup   As was the case last year, you will be required to maintain a digital portfolio showcasing select pieces of work. What is different, however, is that I’m allowing you the choice of platforms to serve as your portfolio host. You may maintain your existing portfolio on WordPress (or create a new one). […]

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A Wake Up Call

A Wake Up Call. We’re Changing. Should You?   This may come as a shock to some, but this course is changing. The title, Communications Technology, is very broad, yet we have focused much of our time and effort on a very specific branch of Communications up to this point (Graphic Design). I know many […]

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Course expectations, concerns, and goals.

In a few sentences, share with us your expectations for this course. What do you hope to gain from it? Do you have any concerns or apprehension? Is this the field you plan to enter into after graduation?

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Pennsylvania Career Guide

Many of you are nearing the end of your Junior year of high school. While your focus may be on plans for the summer, now is the time to also begin setting your sights on next year and beyond. What are your plans for after high school? Do you have schools you want to visit? […]

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Week of 4/18 Deadlines

Refer to the following items that need to be completed this week. Looking forward, be aware that we will be taking the ACA in early May, so you need to be adequately prepared for that. Short Film Project: All Footage Shot (4/24) Import/Rough Edit (Includes Cutting Shots) (4/26) Music Selected (4/26) Transitions, Title Screens, Final Export (4/28) ACA […]

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Storyboarding 101

After the script has been written, our next stage is to develop a shot list. That shot list can take the form of a formal list or it can take a more visual form in the way of a storyboard. A storyboard is a series of small rough sketches showing the action in each shot along […]

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Writing Scripts 101

Below are a few resources we will reference when learning to write our scripts. Remember that his is a process that is flexible and mold-able to fit your goals and your story line. The idea is the foundation, and the script builds from that foundation. It’s the idea that sparks the script. Script Writing Resources: […]

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Script Writing Basics – Three Act Setup

A major part of the pre-production process involves script writing. There are a various number of ways you can format a script, but the purpose remains the same – to convey the story and message of your video/film. It is the foundation on which all else is built regarding the production process. Without a properly […]

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Introduction to Video Production

We’re shifting gears now in class to focus on the video and sound component of communications. Just like visual communication through design, video and sound can be a powerful delivery method to communicate ideas. Video is a major element in today’s day and age for delivering information, entertainment, advertising, etc. We live in a visual […]

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