Course Syllabus

Course: Introduction to TV/Video 

Teacher: Erica Ayisi 

Professional Work: ericaayisi.com

Email: ayisie@wellesleyps.org

Class Time: Mon/Tue 9:30-1045 & Wed 8:15-8:35

*Class times/days are subject to change with holidays 

Students will become  familiar with video cameras, tripods, microphones and other video equipment while learning how to explore identity, using video as a tool of expression of identity. Students will further learn the elements of production, video composition techniques, and nonlinear editing skills, to gather information and tell stories about the cultural experiences of all students at Wellesley High School and beyond. 

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Students will become  familiar with video cameras, tripods, microphones and other video equipment while learning how to explore identity, using video as a tool of expression. Students will further learn the elements of production, video composition techniques, and nonlinear editing skills, to gather information and create innovative videos connected centered around authenticity and identity. 

*All students will be given access to Adobe Premiere for continued learning at home. The process of adding this new application will require time and patience. 

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While most of our work will be done within the class period, there will be times when you will need to complete projects in your free time. You may check out equipment after school or on weekends if you have proved your competence with the equipment and if you have a form signed by your parents accepting financial responsibility for equipment lost or damaged. (Will send via Google/email) 

Grades: will be based on the following criteria:

 *Quality (50%): The quality of your work and the effort you put into each assignment will be graded heavily. Students will be expected to apply editing techniques into their final video project submissions. Students will explore ways to be innovative and creative in each video project. 

Effort & Appropriateness (20%) : ll. All your projects must be appropriate and respectful of all people in the school and the overall global community. There will be consequences for images, language or sounds that display bias and/or negativity toward any group and disciplinary actions will be taken swiftly. 

* Conduct (10)%): Student are expected to follow all rules in the class and on Zoom. In appropriate language in videos (No Swearing- including song lyrics), asking permission to film others, care of equipment such as not having food/drinks near ANY equipment or computers and cooperation and respect for classmates must be adhered to all times. . Conduct in class as well as on Zoom, along with what you film, should be consistent with Wellesley’s core values. Violation of any of the above rules may result in the removal from this class. Texting during class is not allowed. Photos and screenshots of the Zoom classes are not allowed. 

*Equipment use (10%) Equipment must be used with care and computer directions MUST be followed. This includes not changing the desktop or items on the desktop, not touching other students’ projects and not deleting ANY projects. Computers are for editing and not games or YouTube videos that are unrelated to the class. Students MUST follow the school’s acceptable use policy. Not following these directions or misusing the equipment will prevent future use and may result in removal from the class. 

*Class discussion (10%) As students in a modern, digital world, students are expected to participate in discussions on video that is trending on various social media and streaming platforms and use critical thinking skills to explore why these videos are trending. Students will also be expected to discussion who is impacted with social media videos go viral. 

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