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Video Production

Industry Sector

In the Arts, Media, Entertainment Industry Sector, the Video Production Pathway has its foundation in both Visual Arts and Performing Arts (VAPA) and Career Technical Education (CTE) standards. Artists and photographers use visual mediums as their tools in the same way writers, poets, and publishers use written mediums. The electronic and aural fields used in the video pathway are constantly changing as technology evolves, requiring continuing studies to keep up. The Video Program is part of Royal High School's  International Baccalaureate diploma program while also ensuring students learn professional industry skills and experience.

Link for Video Production Resources (In development)

COURSES

All courses meet a-g CSU/UC eligibility. They also meet the SVUSD graduation requirements in practical arts, computer education or elective.

Video Production 1 

Introduces the creative and historical background of film and TV. Students learn screenwriting, camera, lighting, and sound basics. Soft skills such as collaborating with others and idea creation are also frequently utilized.

IB Film SL

Develops critical thinking to appreciate cultural and historical perspectives. Students achieve an international understanding of film, film texts, theories, and different perspectives. They analyze film and express themselves through film.

Broadcasting 

Produces a weekly school news program using storyboarding, video shooting, graphics, music creation, and editing techniques.

ROP Digital Video Honors 

Students participate in pre-production, production, and post production. They create original media productions and collaborate with industry experts.

SKILLS

Students produce a variety of media projects. Students develop writing, verbal, and visual skills. They learn professional editing software like the Adobe suite to produce digital prints, video, film, and the weekly school news broadcast.

Students utilize a broadcasting studio and Apple Lab.
The broadcasting student with two green screens, equipment, and lighting.

ECONOMIC FUTURE

A 2023 Otis College Report found 1.8 million jobs account for $581.7B in the California Creative Economy and reported an average annual wage of $148,189. In 2021, the economy contributed $507 billion (14.9%) to the California's gross economy. Graphic design, motion picture/video production, commercial photography and data processing are a large part of the entertainment and digital media subsector.

Film/Video Editor in the Los Angeles area, $92,600/year

Sound Editor in the Los Angeles Area $90,001/year

Camera Operator in the Los Angeles Area $89,828/year

OTHER CAREERS

Actors, to multi-tasking managers and producers.  Graphic Designer, Lighting Technician, Film Loader, Animator, Publisher, Camera Operator, Producer, Composer, Voice-Over Artist, Announcer, Musician, Composer, Commercial Artist, Museum Curator, Web Designer, Stage Manager, Talent Manager, Theatrical and Broadcast Technician