Learner Power Video 1a Simplified Curriculum

Unit 1: Employability Skills: Communication, Professionalism, Safety


U1a: Demonstrate understanding of modern workplace communication skills by practicing appropriate oral, written, and online communications with the teacher and peers


U1b: Participate in a classroom environment that simulates a production company where students practice and model Interpersonal skills that will prepare them for the professional video production world


U1c: Demonstrate understanding of safety rules in a professional video production environment


U1d: Choose to take unit 1 skills check and objective test


u1e: Choose to learn the best strategies for success in this course


Unit 2: SkillsUSA


U2a: Demonstrate knowledge of SkillsUSA as it applies to learning video production


U2b: OPTIONAL - choose to participate in SkillsUSA club at the school


Unit 3: Professionalism Discussion


U3a: Demonstrate understanding of skillsUSA by participating in a whole class discussion of student organizations


U3b: Demonstrate understanding of professionalism by participating in a whole class discussion


Unit 4: Careers Project


U4a: Demonstrate individual research skills by creating a document that describes two people's real world career experience


U4b: Demonstrate understanding of professional group dynamics skills


U4c: Demonstrate understanding of group dynamics by participating effectively in a small group planning meeting


U4d: Demonstrate understanding of group dynamics by participating effectively in a small group video careers discussion


U4e: Demonstrate understanding of group dynamics by participating effectively in a small group collaborative project


Unit 5: Careers Discussion and Presentation


U5a: Demonstrate understanding of careers in video production by participating in group presentation


U5b: Demonstrate understanding of group dynamics by participating in whole class careers discussion


Unit 6: Intro to Video Production: Careers, Copyright, Stages


U6a: demonstrate understanding of training and skills required for a career in video production


U6b: Demonstrate basic understanding of copyright as it applies to professional video production


U6c: Demonstrate understanding of the basic stages of video production


U6d: Choose to take unit 6 knowledge check and objective test


Unit 7: Shots I: The Language of Motion Picture Storytelling


U7a: Demonstrate knowledge of the basic components of a shot


U7b: Demonstrate understanding of the 8 basic shots


U7c: Demonstrate understanding of the 6 basic camera motions


U7d: Demonstrate knowledge of the 3 basic rules of shooting video


U7e: Demonstrate knowledge of shots as the language of motion picture storytelling


U7f: Choose to take unit 7 skills check and objective test


Unit 8: About Pre-production: Formats, Scripts I


U8a: Identify key technologies and standards associated with video production and distribution


U8b: Demonstrate understanding of basic video script formats


U8c: Choose to take unit 8 skills check and objective test


Unit 9: About Production: Tools, Lighting, Cameras


U9a: Identify hardware tools of video production


U9b: Identify basic attributes of professional video lights


U9c: Identify basic components of professional video cameras


U9d: Choose to take unit 9 skills check and objective test


Unit 10: Skills Tests: Studio Skills Test and Editing Skills Test


U10a: Identify basic setup of a television studio for a single camera, single subject shoot


U10b: Demonstrate all necessary steps for using a television studio to record a basic, single camera, single subject shoot


U10c: Identify key steps in editing a video project


Unit 11: Project: Pre-production Stage


U11a: execute the steps necessary to begin a video project


U11b: Demonstrate understanding of planning for a video project by selecting an appropriate project idea and pitching it to a teacher acting as an executive producer


U11c: Demonstrate knowledge of video project planning by filling out a story planning sheet for this project


U11d: Demonstrate knowledge of video project planning by filling out scene maps as necessary for this project


U11e: Demonstrate knowledge of video  script writing conventions


U11f: Demonstrate knowledge of video project planning by storyboarding for this project


U11g: Demonstrate knowledge of planning a video project by completing the project folder and assessing it


Unit 12: Project: Production Stage


U12a: Choose to apply teamwork, collaboration, professionalism, and safety skills from prior lessons in video production


U12b: Demonstrate understanding of various roles in video production


Unit 13: Project: Post-production Stage


U13a: Demonstrate knowledge of video post-production by setting up an editing project on a computer


U13b: Demonstrate understanding of the art of video editing


U13c: Choose to apply professional communication skills during the video editing process


U13d: Demonstrate knowledge of the rules of video editing by creating a rough cut of the video project


U13e: Demonstrate knowledge of video formats by exporting a finished project in the correct format for it's intended use


Unit 14: Finish the Course


U14a: Demonstrate presentation skills by presenting the finished project to the class


U14b: Choose to take the objective final exam


U14c: Execute all of the steps in the end-of-course procedure



VID1a is the first semester of a year-long class called "Video 1." This website includes all the tutorials, knowledge checks, tests, handouts, and rubrics you will need. Thousands of students use this site every day to learn video production. Teachers should sign up with the form above for more information.


This learner Power Video Production curriculum is tightly aligned to national standards such as the SkiillsUSA Blueprint, ISTE NETS, NOCTI Television Production, and the Adobe Digital Video Curriculum. It is also aligned with Georgia's High School Audio & Video Technology and Film Pathway Curriculum and Gwinnett County's AKS for video production. The video tutorials in this website are copyright Pasha Souvorin 2016.