409 Studios: Courses
Digital Media 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 and Illustrator certification.
Digital Media II. Grades 10-12- 1 year elective. Introductory class for upperclassmen on video production using Adobe Premiere Pro. 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.
Multimedia Productions. Grades 10-12- 1 Year Elective. This is the photography follow-up to Digital Media I. Students attend sports events and theatre productions, and also are the photographers for student portraits. Students will be required to do a significant amount of out-of-class work, some of which requires transportation. See samples from our Multimedia Productions class!
Digital Media III. Grades 11-12- 1 year elective. Pre-Requisites: Digital Media I or II. 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.
Digital Media IV. Grade 12- 1 year elective. Pre-Requisites: Digital Media III. This class is focused on creating the video shown at the annual sunset dinner. Digital Media IV 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.