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Video Production

Eagle News Network - Produced By Cadets

 
The Video Production program, led by RMA Alumnus Zach Garrett, '11, introduces cadets to the fundamentals of storyboarding, filming, editing and producing digital media projects. Cadets are assigned to production teams, given project deadlines and expected to creatively produce works that best represent the tasks assigned. These courses are meant to challenge cadets on essential skills demanded by employers in the workforce while allowing them to creatively express themselves through popular digital mediums.
 
After demonstrating exceptional knowledge and understanding of these key concepts, cadets may be selected to participate in the Academy’s cadet-produced news show, The Eagle News Network (ENN). Seen and enjoyed by over 15,000 viewers each season, ENN is a fully cadet driven show produced by one class. These cadets become cameramen, editors, anchors, producers and segment leaders to support the broadcast. The Broadcast Video Production course is for cadets who are up to the challenge to become competent journalists and production leaders to tell the stories that matter most to Corps of Cadets and the Riverside community.
 
To enroll in the Video Production program, cadets are to speak with their academic counselor to determine eligibility. Courses are offered to eighth graders through seniors who meet the academic requirements.

Testimonies


"Our son has been in the video production program for the past two years and he truly enjoys it. Not only has the class been fun, but it has been a great learning experience. Video production means so much to him that he used it as criteria for selecting his college while being recruited for athletics."
-Robin & Mario DePaoli, Parents of Nicolo DePaoli, '18

“The video production program helped me tap into my creative side and gave me an appreciation for the art of making videos. During my three years in the program, I produced some of my best work while learning valuable skills like teamwork, meeting production deadlines and peer leadership.”
-Maxwell Garcia, '19
 
"Mr. Garrett’s class sparked a creative genius within me and unleashed my imagination while providing tangible skills in video production. I feel prepared to study film in college and pursue a career in the industry upon graduation. This class was hands down was one of the most enjoyable classes at RMA.”
-Mason Anthony, '19

 

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Course Offerings

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  • 8th Grade: Intro to Video Production

    This one-semester course introduces eighth-grade cadets to filming and editing their own production projects. Students will be trained on DSLRs, camcorders, and iPads and will produce their projects on Final Cut Pro X, Apple's professional video editing software. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to terminology, safety, basic equipment operation, script writing, production teams, lighting, recording and editing, studio production, and professional ethics. Upon successful completion of this course, cadets will be allowed entry into the Audio-Video Technology & Film 1 course for their freshman year.
     
    Instructor and counselor approval required for enrollment.
  • Audio-Video Technology & Film I

    This course will serve as the foundational course in the Audio & Video Technology & Film pathway. The course prepares cadets for employment or entry into a postsecondary education program in the audio and video technology career field. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to terminology, safety, basic equipment operation, script writing, production teams, production and programming, lighting, recording and editing, studio production, and professional ethics. The Student Television Network, STN, is the organization that provides leadership training and reinforces specific career and technical skills and is considered an integral part of the instructional program. All material covered in Audio & Video Technology & Film I will be utilized in subsequent courses. 
     
    The pre-requisite for this course is Computer Science 1. Enrollment priority is given to cadets who took the eighth-grade course and earned a grade of B or higher.
  • Audio-Video Technology & Film II

    This one-credit course is the second in a series of three that prepares cadets for a career in Audio Video Technology and Film production and/or to transfer to a post-secondary program for further study. Topics include Planning, Writing, Directing and Editing a Production; Field Equipment Functions; Operational Set-Up and Maintenance; Advanced Editing Operations; Studio Productions; Performance; Audio/Video Control Systems; Production Graphics; Career Opportunities; and Professional Ethics. The Student Television Network, STN, is the organization that provides leadership training and reinforces specific career and technical skills and is considered an integral part of the instructional program. All material covered in Audio & Video Technology & Film 2 will be utilized in subsequent courses. 
     
    The pre-requisite for this course is Audio-Video Technology & Film 1.  
  • Broadcast Video Production Applications

    Broadcast Video Production Applications is designed to facilitate cadet-led projects under the guidance of the instructor, as well as provide opportunities for cadets to master skills necessary to gain entry-level employment or to pursue a post-secondary degree or certificate. Cadets work cooperatively and independently in all phases of production of the Academy’s cadet-produced news show, The Eagle News Network (ENN). Topics include advanced camera techniques, audio production, scriptwriting, producing, directing, editing, employability skills, and development of a digital portfolio to include a resume’, references, and production samples. The Student Television Network, STN, is the organization that provides leadership training and reinforces specific career and technical skills and is considered an integral part of the instructional program.
     
    The pre-requisite for this course is Audio-Video Technology & Film 2. Instructor approval required for enrollment.