3570 Timpview Dr. Provo, Utah 84604 Phone: (801)221-9720 Fax: (801)224-4210

Video I

Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement

Grade Level: 10-12

Credit type and amount: CTE elective 0.5

Welcome to the exciting world of video, I hope to have fun and enjoy the wonderful creations that you make while in this class. This being said this class is a huge time commitment and a lot of hard work. If you put in the work and time you will have a great experience in the class, however if you are not willing to do this you will have a very long semester.

Learning Expectations

Our goal is to provide you with the basic knowledge and skills related to the video production industry. This will include instruction and hands-on assignments in the following areas: camera operation, audio systems, lighting systems, pre-production, studio operations, control room operations, visual effects and graphics, and copyright laws. While improving your skills in these technical areas we will also focus on Storytelling and Emotions. Making your films more engaging to those that are viewing.

Assessment of Progress

State Competency Test

The state requires that you complete a state competency test at the end of each semester of this class.  If you pass with an 80% or higher, you will receive a certificate from the state.  However, scores on this test are not an indication of intelligence.  It is only one of many ways to assess learning.

Course Materials

Most equipment in this class will be provided for you.  However, I do require that you provide your own SD card of at least 8GB that you can bring to class each day, you will use it to record your videos.  An external hard drive or cloud storage (i.e. Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, etc.) is also highly recommended.  This is so you can backup any files and projects you are working on in case of computer failures or other glitches.

Classroom Procedures

Classroom Rules

    The goal and purpose of the rules is to create a classroom environment that all students are comfortable in and can learn as the instructor I can only do so much to ensure this environment you as the students need to help with the rest as we all learn new things.

No food or drink is allowed in the lab or the studios

Abusive vulgar or profane language or behavior is strictly prohibited

Don’t cause harm to yourself, others, or equipment

Create an environment for learning

Students will treat each other, and the instructor, with respect and tolerance.

Vulgar or profane lyrics/language and /or behavior are not acceptable in student projects.

Attendance Policy of Timpview High will be enforced.

Keep the classroom clean


Class etiquette and Procedures

Being able to film during class time is a privilege please do not abuse it by disrupting others

When there is an announcement all noise stops until all information is given

If I am giving instruction I expect you to be watching and quietly paying close attention to what I am doing.

At the end of class you should logout and tuck your chair in and take any trash that you have.

Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments

Every day you will submit your 5min edit project this is your bell-work

Due by the end of the 1st quarter

  • Basic movements
  • PSA
  • Trailer remix

Due by the end of the 2nd quarter

  • Short film
  • Vlog

Progress Reports and Report Cards

Grades will be on power school

Connecting Home to School



Mr. Joseph Mitchell | email: josephm@provo.edu | office #: (385)-325-0778 | timpviewmedia.weebly.com


Personal Statement and other items (optional)

Equipment check out

    You will be able to check out any of the equipment in the class after school and it needs to be checked in the following school morning whether or not you have my class that day. Then you can came and check it out again. Realize we do not have equipment for everyone so it will be a first come first served.


As a class, we may choose to adjust the contents of this document to better support learning at any time.  If we do make adjustments, I will contact parents through email and/or a letter that will detail the changes.