• Video Production I

     

    Teacher: Mr. Jason Karcher                                                          Office Hours:

    Room 303                                                                                  Monday: 6:40-7:20

    Department: Career & Technical Education                                    Tuesday: 6:40-7:20

    Phone Number: 480-279-9773                                                         Wednesday: 6:40-7:20

    Jason.Karcher@husd.org                                                                 Thursday: 6:40-7:20

    Education: BA in History from the University of Wyoming

     

    About Me

    I grew up in Tempe, Arizona, graduating from McClintock High School where I played varsity football and found a true passion for video production. After high school I earned a degree from the University of Wyoming and played football. I have been married for 7 years and have two children (3,4). My passions include my family, film production, and following college football. This is my 6th year teaching at Williams Field High School.

     

    Educational Philosophy

    I expect great things from those I teach. I believe that each student is capable of achieving far more than they typically believe is possible. I view each student as an individual and will do all within my ability to help them succeed. I am on their side.

     

    Course Description

    In today’s marketplace, students need to be prepared to market themselves and their skills. Any advantage that students have to help themselves secure a place in a quality work environment is vital. Video Production will teach students employability skills as applied to the video production field. This course will also provide an understanding of the TV and Film production industries, which includes aspects of story and script development, pre-production storyboarding, production, audio, cinematography, and finally, post production editing and visual effects.

     

    Grading Policy

    Students will be required to develop a professional portfolio of their work. This will allow all students to reflect upon past classroom experiences and self-assess their overall progress throughout the course of the semester. Students will be graded on the quality of their portfolio, production projects, in-class assignments, and test/quiz scores. Student grades will be updated weekly. Please check ParentVue / StudentVue regularly to track student’s progress.

                                                 

    Homework Policy

    Because of the equipment-dependent nature of this course, there will be very few times when homework is given. Of course all unfinished classwork that is not dependent on course software and equipment must be completed as homework and is due the following day. Projects and assignments that require the use of course software and equipment will be completed during class time. If a student falls behind, it is their responsibility to schedule time during my office hours to finish their work. Late projects must be completed within a week of their due date. Late work from unexcused absences will receive a 50% penalty.

     

    Required for class         

    There is a $12.50 fee per semester fee for this course. Fees must be paid in the school bookstore. Students will need a compositional notebook for this course that will be used daily. In addition, a set of headphones or earbuds are required for use while editing video productions.

     

    Video Projects

    Students will produce a variety of audio/visual productions. These projects require the use of a digital video camera. Equipment is available for classroom use only. Students wanting to work on projects outside of class must obtain their own equipment (smartphones are a great option when necessary).

     

    Equipment and Handling

    Students are to use the video equipment and computer lab with care. Students will be held financially responsible for damaged or lost equipment. Please see the Computer Lab Use Guidelines and Video Equipment Use and Checkout Agreement forms for additional information. In addition to this syllabus, each student is required to have both of these signed documents on file before he/she will be permitted to use the equipment and/or computer lab.

     

     

    Filming Privileges

    Filming outside of the classroom during school hours is a privilege. Privileges may be revoked.

    Please respect the following guidelines when filming on campus:

    • No student will leave the classroom without properly signing-out.
    • All school rules apply to you while you are working outside the lab.
    • Absolutely no filming:
    • In restrooms / locker rooms
    • Parking lot / off school premises
    • In empty rooms. A teacher must always accompany you into any room on campus.

     

    Remember when you leave the classroom with a video camera you are representing Mr. Karcher and the entire WFHS Video Production Program. Please act accordingly so that we can continue to enjoy this fun and exciting program.

     

    Code of Ethics

    As a public figure and production student of Williams Field High School, you are held to a certain set of standards. Video recording anyone or anything deemed inappropriate will result in an automatic failure and removal from the class. If something is in question then stop recording and see Mr. Karcher immediately. Do not let students who are not in video production borrow or use the camera or other production equipment. You will be held solely responsible for any footage recorded when it is checked out to you. You are not at liberty to use school equipment for anything that is not school related. This also means that you are to follow all handbook policies and procedures.

     

    Absences

    An absence is defined as a student’s non-attendance in the student’s assigned classroom during an assigned period. The difference between an excused absence and an unexcused absence is parents have followed procedures to excuse a student by calling the attendance line.  However, the accumulation of excused and unexcused occurrences will result in potential consequences. All absences accrue towards the limit of 10 per semester. Higley Unified School District has implemented a limit of ten absences per semester. If the student acquires ten or more absences during a semester, the student will lose credit in those classes. To earn credit while auditing a class, the student must submit an appeal to administration, attend all classes after the appeal is presented, and pass the semester final exam with a minimum of 75%.

     

    Sweep Policy

    Assigned for students who are 10 min late after the bell. After the 3rd tardy the teacher will email parents/guardians about the students continued behavior. The teacher will a complete referral and send to admin for processing after the 4th tardy. Progressive discipline after the 3rd tardy, refer to school tardy policy as well.

     

    Creating an Optimal Learning Environment

    • Cell phones, iPods, and other electronic devices will be turned off and put away before entering the classroom.
    • Students will stay on task during class time to avoid becoming a distraction to their classmates; thus giving those individuals, who have come to learn, ample opportunity to succeed.
    • No food or drink will be allowed in the computer lab (water with a lid is okay).
    • Students will sit in their assigned seat when entering the classroom.
    • Use of profanity will not be tolerated.
    • Ear buds/head phones will only be used while editing a video project. AirPods do not work with our computers and need to stay in your backpack.
    • DO NOT ask to use the restroom the first 10 minutes or last 10 minutes of the class period.

     

    Consequences

    1. First Infraction: student will be reminded and asked to stop his/her inappropriate behavior.
    2. Second Infraction: one-on-one conference with the student will be held to discuss his/her behavior. Parent/Guardian will be contacted. Cell phones etc. will be held at my desk. Parent will be contacted.
    3. Third Infraction: logical consequence, parent contact and/or counselor intervention.
    4. Fourth Infraction: as a final resort, the student will be referred to administration for further disciplinary action.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Video Production II

     

    Teacher: Mr. Jason Karcher                                                          Office Hours:

    Room 303                                                                                  Monday: 6:40-7:20

    Department: Career & Technical Education                                    Tuesday: 6:40-7:20

    Phone Number: 480-279-9773                                                         Wednesday: 6:40-7:20

    Jason.Karcher@husd.org                                                                 Thursday: 6:40-7:20

    Education: BA in History from the University of Wyoming

     

    About Me

    I grew up in Tempe, Arizona, graduating from McClintock High School where I played varsity football and found a true passion for video production. After high school I earned a degree from the University of Wyoming and played football. I have been married for 7 years and have two children (3,4). My passions include my family, film production, and following college football. This is my 6th year teaching at Williams Field High School.

     

    Educational Philosophy

    I expect great things from those I teach. I believe that each student is capable of achieving far more than they typically believe is possible. I view each student as an individual and will do all within my ability to help them succeed. I am on their side.

     

    Course Description

    In today’s marketplace, students need to be prepared to market themselves and their skills. Any advantage that students have to help themselves secure a place in a quality work environment is vital. Video Production will teach students employability skills as applied to the video production field. This course will also provide an understanding of the TV and Film production industries, which includes aspects of story and script development, pre-production storyboarding, production, audio, cinematography, and finally, post production editing and visual effects.

     

    Grading Policy

    Students will be required to develop a professional portfolio of their work. This will allow all students to reflect upon past classroom experiences and self-assess their overall progress throughout the course of the semester. Students will be graded on the quality of their portfolio, production projects, in-class assignments, and test/quiz scores. Student grades will be updated weekly. Please check ParentVue / StudentVue regularly to track student’s progress.

                            

    Homework Policy

    Because of the equipment-dependent nature of this course, there will be very few times when homework is given. Of course all unfinished classwork that is not dependent on course software and equipment must be completed as homework and is due the following day. Projects and assignments that require the use of course software and equipment will be completed during class time. If a student falls behind, it is their responsibility to schedule time during my office hours to finish their work. Late projects must be completed within a week of their due date. Late work from unexcused absences will receive a 50% penalty.

     

    Required for class         

    There is a $12.50 fee per semester fee for this course. Fees must be paid in the school bookstore. Students will need a compositional notebook for this course that will be used daily. In addition, a set of headphones or earbuds are required for use while editing video productions.

     

    Video Projects

    Students will produce a variety of audio/visual productions. These projects require the use of a digital video camera. Equipment is available for classroom use only. Students wanting to work on projects outside of class must obtain their own equipment (smartphones are a great option when necessary).

     

    Equipment and Handling

    Students are to use the video equipment and computer lab with care. Students will be held financially responsible for damaged or lost equipment. Please see the Computer Lab Use Guidelines and Video Equipment Use and Checkout Agreement forms for additional information. In addition to this syllabus, each student is required to have both of these signed documents on file before he/she will be permitted to use the equipment and/or computer lab.

     

     

    Filming Privileges

    Filming outside of the classroom during school hours is a privilege. Privileges may be revoked.

    Please respect the following guidelines when filming on campus:

    • No student will leave the classroom without properly signing-out.
    • All school rules apply to you while you are working outside the lab.
    • Absolutely no filming:
    • In restrooms / locker rooms
    • Parking lot / off school premises
    • In empty rooms. A teacher must always accompany you into any room on campus.

     

    Remember when you leave the classroom with a video camera you are representing Mr. Karcher and the entire WFHS Video Production Program. Please act accordingly so that we can continue to enjoy this fun and exciting program.

     

    Code of Ethics

    As a public figure and production student of Williams Field High School, you are held to a certain set of standards. Video recording anyone or anything deemed inappropriate will result in an automatic failure and removal from the class. If something is in question then stop recording and see Mr. Karcher immediately. Do not let students who are not in video production borrow or use the camera or other production equipment. You will be held solely responsible for any footage recorded when it is checked out to you. You are not at liberty to use school equipment for anything that is not school related. This also means that you are to follow all handbook policies and procedures.

     

    Absences

    An absence is defined as a student’s non-attendance in the student’s assigned classroom during an assigned period. The difference between an excused absence and an unexcused absence is parents have followed procedures to excuse a student by calling the attendance line.  However, the accumulation of excused and unexcused occurrences will result in potential consequences. All absences accrue towards the limit of 10 per semester. Higley Unified School District has implemented a limit of ten absences per semester. If the student acquires ten or more absences during a semester, the student will lose credit in those classes. To earn credit while auditing a class, the student must submit an appeal to administration, attend all classes after the appeal is presented, and pass the semester final exam with a minimum of 75%.

     

    Sweep Policy

    Assigned for students who are 10 min late after the bell. After the 3rd tardy the teacher will email parents/guardians about the students continued behavior. The teacher will a complete referral and send to admin for processing after the 4th tardy. Progressive discipline after the 3rd tardy, refer to school tardy policy as well.

     

    Creating an Optimal Learning Environment

    • Cell phones, iPods, and other electronic devices will be turned off and put away before entering the classroom.
    • Students will stay on task during class time to avoid becoming a distraction to their classmates; thus giving those individuals, who have come to learn, ample opportunity to succeed.
    • No food or drink will be allowed in the computer lab (water with a lid is okay).
    • Students will sit in their assigned seat when entering the classroom.
    • Use of profanity will not be tolerated.
    • Ear buds/head phones will only be used while editing a video project. AirPods do not work with our computers and need to stay in your backpack.
    • DO NOT ask to use the restroom the first 10 minutes or last 10 minutes of the class period.

     

    Consequences

    1. First Infraction: student will be reminded and asked to stop his/her inappropriate behavior.
    2. Second Infraction: one-on-one conference with the student will be held to discuss his/her behavior. Parent/Guardian will be contacted. Cell phones etc. will be held at my desk. Parent will be contacted.
    3. Third Infraction: logical consequence, parent contact and/or counselor intervention.
    4. Fourth Infraction: as a final resort, the student will be referred to administration for further disciplinary action.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TELEVISION BROADCASTING

     

    Teacher: Mr. Jason Karcher                                                                             Office Hours:

    Room: 303                                                                                                            Monday: 6:40-7:20                  

    Department: Career & Technical Education                                                Tuesday: 6:40-7:20

    Phone Number: 480-279-9773                                                                       Wednesday: 6:40-7:20            

    Jason.Karcher@husd.org                                                                            Thursday: 6:40-7:20

    Education: BA in history from the University of Wyoming

     

    Course Description

    Students enrolled in this course will build on their production experience by writing, producing, directing, and performing a school wide television news broadcast, and a live broadcast of WFHS sporting events each week. Students will also produce commercials, public service announcements, highlight reels, news and feature pieces for the weekly TV broadcast and Live streaming events. Students will learn advanced editing techniques and graphic skills using software programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop.

     

    Educational Philosophy

    I expect great things from those I teach. I believe that each student is capable of achieving far more than they typically believe is possible. I view each student as an individual and will do all within my ability to help them succeed. I am on their side.

     

    Grading Policy

    Students will be required to develop a professional portfolio of their work. This will allow all students to reflect upon past classroom experiences and self-assess their overall progress throughout the course of the semester. Students will be graded on the quality of their portfolio, production projects, in-class assignments, and test/quiz scores. Student grades will be updated weekly. Please check ParentVue / StudentVue regularly to track student progress.

    Required for Class 

    There is a $12.50 fee per semester for this course. Fees must be paid in the school bookstore. In addition, students enrolled in this course must have the following materials:

    1. Set of headphones or earbuds (required while editing video productions)
    2. Composition notebook.
    3. 16 GB SD Card.

     

    Extracurricular Projects

    Students will be required to attend, and produce news stories on various after school events, including: sporting events, school plays, concerts, club meetings, and other similar functions every two weeks. In addition, students will be required to film B-Roll of a school event before school, during school, or after school every two weeks. It is the job of the student within the Black Hawk Buzz to find a topic for a story or segment and a school event to film B-Roll of.

     

    Punctuality and Reliability

    Being on time is very important. This class is responsible for producing the weekly school news broadcasts and live-streaming sporting events. Meeting deadlines is vital to your grade as to the overall production process. You must be reliable.

     

    Deadlines

    Scheduled video packages will be due by the end of the period, two days prior to the broadcast. Video packages not meeting deadline will be penalized 50% and pulled from production. The classroom editing facilities will be open every day before school at 6:40 AM and during both lunches.

     

    Late Work

    If a student has an excused absent, the student has as many missed excused days to make up those assignments. If the student has an unexcused absence, the student has one day to either make up the assignment for up to 50% credit or schedule an appointment with the instructor to make up the work. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate with the teacher the first day they return; if the student fails to do so late work may not be accepted.

     

     

    Equipment Handling and Checkout

    Students are to use the video equipment and computer lab with care. Students will be held financially

    responsible for damaged or lost equipment. Please see the attached Computer Lab Use Guidelines

    and Video Equipment Use and Checkout Agreement forms for additional information. Each student is required to have both of these signed documents on file before he/she will be permitted to use the equipment and/or computer lab. For all overnight equipment checkouts, the student must return the equipment by 7:00am the following day. For weekend checkout outs the equipment must be returned by 7:00am Monday morning.

     

    Filming Privileges

    Filming outside of the classroom during school hours is a privilege. Privileges may be revoked.

    • No student will leave the classroom without properly signing-out.
    • All school rules apply to you while you are working outside the lab.
    • Absolutely no filming:
      • In restrooms/locker rooms
      • Off school premises
    • In empty rooms. A teacher must always accompany you into any room on campus.

     

    Remember when you leave the classroom with a video camera; you are representing Mr. Karcher and the entire WFHS Video Production Program. Please act according so that we can continue to enjoy this fun and exciting program

     

    Code of Ethics

    As a public figure and production student of Williams Field High School, you are held to a certain set of standards. Filming anyone or anything deemed inappropriate may result in an automatic failure and removal from the class. If something is in question, then halt taping and see Mr. Karcher immediately. You may not let students who are not in video production borrow or use the camera or other production equipment. You will be held solely responsible for any footage taken on the tape when it is checked out to you. You are not at liberty to use school equipment for anything that is not school related. This also means that you are to follow all handbook policies and procedures.

     

    Absences

    An absence is defined as a student’s non-attendance in the student’s assigned classroom during an assigned period. The difference between an excused absence and an unexcused absence is parents have followed procedures to excuse a student by calling the attendance line. However, the accumulation of excused and unexcused occurrences will result in potential consequences. All absences accrue towards the limit of 10 per semester. Higley Unified School District has implemented a limit of ten absences per semester. If the student acquires ten or more absences during a semester, the student will lose credit in those classes. To earn credit while auditing a class, the student must submit an appeal to administration, attend all classes after the appeal is presented, and pass the semester final exam with a minimum of 75%. Subsequent appeals can be appealed to the School Board. Please note, that unexcused tardies after the first 10 minutes of class will be recorded as an absence.

     

    Sweep Policy

    Assigned for students who are 10 min late after the bell. After the 3rd tardy the teacher will email parents/guardians about the students continued behavior. The teacher will a complete referral and send to admin for processing after the 4th tardy. Progressive discipline after the 3rd tardy, refer to school tardy policy as well.

     

    Creating an Optimal Learning Environment

    • Cell phones, iPods, and other electronic devices must be kept away during class unless they are being utilized for instructional purposes as permitted by Mr. Karcher. Cell phones may be confiscated and turned into administration if students fail to comply with this request.
    • Students will stay on task during class time to avoid becoming a distraction to their classmates; thus giving those individuals who have come to learn, ample opportunity to succeed.
    • No food or drink will be allowed in the computer lab (water with a lid is okay).
    • Student Students will sit in their assigned seat when entering the classroom.
    • Profanity will not be tolerated.
    • Ear buds/head phones will only be used while editing a video project.
    • Do not ask to use the restroom the first 10 minutes or last 10 minutes of the class period.

     

    Consequences

    1. First Infraction: student will be reminded and asked to stop his/her inappropriate behavior.
    2. Second Infraction: one-on-one conference with the student will be held to discuss his/her behavior. Cell Phones, PSP’s, iPod’s, etc. will be held at my desk until the end of the period. Parent/Guardian will be contacted.
    3. Third Infraction: logical consequence, parent contact and/or counselor intervention. Cell Phones, PSP’s, iPod’s, etc. will be held at front office until parent guardian comes to claim it.
    4. Fourth Infraction: as a final resort, the student will be referred to administration for further disciplinary action.