• Video Production
     
     The Video Production program at Waynesville Career Center is a 2-year program offered to grades 11-12. Video Production I is available to Waynesville High School and area school students in grades 11-12. Video Production II is available to Waynesville High School and area school students in grade 12 who have successfully completed Video Production I.
     
    Video Production I (Dual Credit)

    Format: AM 3-hour block 2nd-4th hour. PM 2-hour block 5th-6th hour.

    Admission: Open to grades 11-12 & Adults.

    Pre-requisite: Recommended high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

    Are you a creative person who likes electronics and computers? If so, Video Production I is the class for you. Video Production I is the first year course of the two year Video Production program offered at WCC.

    In this class, you learn how to make your own videos and movies using the latest professional tools and technology. Students learn the same Adobe software used to make Hollywood films including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. You learn the entire creative process from brainstorming and writing, to recording audio and video clips, and then using editing software to finish your story. Students learn to create graphics, animation, audio mixes, and more while working on projects including commercials, news reports, and short films.

    You also learn about live television production as your work on the Channel 12 live TV crew televising sporting events that air on local cable TV and stream online. Students in Video Production I produce videos for TigerTV News, our school newscast. You can also audition to be on TV for TigerTV News but it is not a requirement of the class.

    Video Production I students also have the opportunity to earn college credit through the University of Central Missouri. Credit applies towards UCM’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Production degree. Credit is transferable to any 2 or 4-year public college in Missouri. Most private college in Missouri and out of state colleges will also recognize the credit. Students who complete both years of Video Production can earn up to 7 hours of credit. A high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended for admission into UCM’s dual credit program. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher is required.

    Students who complete both years of the Video Production program can become Adobe Certified Associates in Video Communication.

     
     
    Video Production II (Dual Credit) 

    Format: AM 3-hour block 2nd-4th hour. PM 2-hour block 5th-6th hour.

    Admission: Open to grade 12 only & Adults.

    Pre-requisite: Completion of Video Production I with a letter grade of B or higher. Recommended high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

    Video Production II is the second-year course of the two year Video Production program offered at WCC. Students who enroll in Video Production II are high school seniors who have earned a B or higher in Video Production I. Students in Video Production II are strongly considering continuing their education in the field of video, film, or television or plan to enter the workforce after graduation.

    In Video Production II, you build upon, enhance, and refine the skills you learned in Video Production I. Students learn more about animation and special effects while focusing more intently on creating film or news content. Students in Video Production II create a portfolio of projects they can use to show colleges or employers. Video Production II students can graduate high school as Adobe Certified Associates in Video Communication.

    Video Production II students also have the opportunity to earn college credit through the University of Central Missouri. Credit applies towards UCM’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Production degree. Credit is transferable to any 2 or 4-year public college in Missouri. Most private college in Missouri and out of state colleges will also recognize the credit. Students who complete both years of Video Production can earn up to 7 hours of credit. A high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended for admission into UCM’s dual credit program. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher is required.

     

    Photography 

    Format: Fall Semester. PM 1-hour class.7th hour.

    Admission: Open to grades 10-12.

    Pre-requisite: None.

    Do you love to take pictures with your phone but want to improve your skillset and become more professional? Photography explores the principles of digital image acquisition and manipulation. In the course students will learn proper image composition and framing. Explore how shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and lens selection combine to create stunning images. Learn to operate a camera manually like professional photographers do. Throughout the course students will work with professional cameras in studio and on location. Students will learn how to photograph action, still life, product, studio portraits and more. Students will also learn lighting principles as well as photo touch up and manipulation in Adobe Photoshop.

     

    Animation

    Format: Spring Semester. PM 1-hour class.7th hour.

    Admission: Open to grades 10-12.

    Pre-requisite: None.

    Animation will offer students an opportunity to learn 2D and 3D animation using industry-standard software. In the course, you will learn how to keyframe animate in 2D and 3D space using Adobe After Effects. Students will also explore special effects and video compositing using Adobe After Effects. Learn how to use facial recognition and motion capture technology to animate 2D characters using Adobe Character Animator. Students will also receive an introduction to 3D animation using Maxon Cinema 4D.