Computer Technology

Computer Teachers:
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Richard Lynch- Teaches Multimedia, Digital Media, Photography II, and Media Arts
Lindsey Mercante- TeleProduction Technology I and II
Margaret O'Connell- Teaches Photography I and Web Design

Photography Courses

Photography I. Grades 9-12- 1 Year Elective. This course serves as an introduction to digital photography. Topics covered include camera settings, photography techniques, and photo editing techniques. Adobe Photoshop will be stressed heavily in class, and students will be tested for Photoshop certification.

Photography II. Grades 10-12- 1 Year Elective. This is the follow-up to Photography I. Students attend sports events and theatre productions, and also are the photographers for student portraits. Adobe Photoshop will be stressed heavily in class, and students will be tested for Photoshop certification (if not already certified in Photo I). Students will be required to do a significant amount of out-of-class work, some of which requires transportation.

Beginner Video Production Courses

Multimedia Productions. Grades 9-10- 1 year elective. Introuctory class for underclassmen on video production using Adobe Premiere Pro. Students learn how to create digital multimedia presentations; includes video and sound editing. Projects include making a music video, documentary, trailer, commercial, and more. After school work is required. Class intended for 9th and 10th graders.

Digital Media I. Grades 11-12- 1 year elective, passing grade in Multimedia Productions or IBCA recommended. Students prepare for and take the Adobe Premiere Pro certification. Topics include the video creation process (pre-production, production, post-production), copyright, and learning the Premiere Pro interface. Projects include making a music video, documentary, PTSA contest, how-to videos, academic videos, and more.

Advanced Video Production Courses

Media Arts I. Grades 11-12- 1 year elective. Pre-Requisites: Multimedia Productions or Digital Media I, teacher approval. The focus of this course is to produce jumbotron-related media, including advertisements and animations. Projects include creating videos for the CHS website, including the pep rally and halftime show videos; PTSA contest, pathway videos, and film festival entries. After school work is required. Final projects are shown on the CHS website and the Jack Salter Stadium Video Scoreboard.

Media Arts II. Grade 12- 1 year elective. Pre-Requisites: Media Arts I, teacher approval. Media Arts II is focused on creating the video shown at the annual sunset dinner. Media Arts II students will also develop hype videos for a variety of the sports teams. Students may also be involved in additional video-related projects, such as the senior "baby video" shown at senior celebration.

TeleProduction Technology I & II. Grades 9-12- 1 year elective. The TeleProduction Technology I & II prepares students for careers in the television, film and Media industry.  Through lecture, lab and studio productions students develop skills in the three production phases: Pre-production, Production, and Post-production. Courses will cover areas such as script writing; studio production (audio & video); field production; on-air presentation; interviewing; and digital editing.  Our emphasis is on exposing students to the wide variety of skills needed to succeed in the broadcast industry. The advanced class is responsible for producing a closed circuit weekly broadcast on our C4 Network.

Website Courses

Web Design. Grades 9-12- 1 Year Elective. In this course students will learn web page design and test for Adobe Dreamweaver certification.

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