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    Unit 5 Digital Video and Audio Production

    Plan pre-production of creating digital video.

    • Utilize a script.
    • Create a storyboard.
    • Build a shot plan.
    • Create a necessary equipment list.
    • Create an asset list.
    • Create a project timeline.
    • Define team member roles.
    • Define necessary cast and characters.
    • Adhere to Fair Use Guidelines for classroom projects.
    • Organize "field shoot" and assign "field shoot" roles (Gaffer, Grip, Cameraman, Director, and Talent).

    Production stage of creating digital video.

    • Create a setup/cleanup list and assign team member duties.
    • Utilize appropriate video equipment (tripod, microphone, lights, camera).
    • Demonstrate proper shooting techniques (camera settings, composition, lighting, POV, FOV).
    • Use a shot plan.

    Post-production stage of creating digital video.

    • Capture video (downloading to computer).
    • Use appropriate codec and resolution settings.
    • Define asset management processes (naming conventions, cataloging, storage, and compression).
    • Edit video (transitions, audio/video effects, titling [safe area], aspect ratio, credits, clips, etc.).
    • Export in appropriate format for intended use.
    • Recognize and use appropriate video settings, i.e., resolution and regional standards such as NTSC or PAL (e.g., frame rates, frame size, compression).
    • Identify video formats (e.g., SD, HD, AVI, MOV, SWF, WMV, MP4, m4v, FLV, VOB) and broadcast settings.
    • Publish a digital video project.

    Plan and create digital audio.

    • Prepare a script and record digital audio.
    • Capture sound from an original or existing source.
    • Recognize and use appropriate types of sound (voice over/narration, music, sound effects).

    Understand and edit digital audio.

    • Edit sound.
    • Apply special effects to audio files.
    • Create audio envelopes.
    • Understand and manipulate frequency, amplitude, decibel, pitch, sampling rate, and hertz.
    • Export and publish digital audio.
    • Identify and use different audio formats (e.g., WAV, MID, AU, MP3, AIF, RA, AAC, MP4, M4A, CDA).
    • Add appropriate metadata.
    • Import, export, and convert audio in different formats.
    • Publish an audio project.

    Digital audio media management and players.

    • Use Audio management tools (iTunes, Pandora, Windows Media Player, QuickTime, Real Player).
    • Understand the use of libraries and playlists.
    • Use appropriate digital audio containers, settings, and metadata.