TV & Video Production (CAST) Concentration

  • Visual & Performing Arts Academy Logo In the TV and Video Production concentration, all students will learn through hands-on experience right from the start. Students become a television & filmmaker through immersion in the process and by learning the "why's" that inspire the "how's.". Students are behind the camera throughout their four years in the program and will learn about and explore the numerous visual, dramatic, and technical challenges that face directors. In addition to writing, producing, directing, and editing their own films, students assist other members of their crews in the roles of director of photography, assistant cameraperson, and gaffer/grip, providing everyone with extensive behind-the-camera experience. Ultimately, through intensive hands-on instruction, our goal is to empower students to tell stories artfully, cinematically, and originally.

    The combination of non-stop collaborative work, diverse cultures and experiences, and a shared passion for film make our filmmaking workshops and programs an intensely enriching experience. At the end of the student’s sophomore, junior, and senior years, their final films are celebrated in a film festival attended by the school community. Possible careers related to this sequence are Director, Editor, Producer, Camera Person, Sound Engineer, and Production assistant. Students will be placed with a mentor/adviser to monitor and guide their progress through the Visual and Performing Arts Academy.

    Visual & Performing Arts TV & Video Production Course Schedule

    CAST Electives

    • Drama
    • Stagecraft
    • Digital Photography

    Associated extra-curricular clubs

    • Clifton HUB School Newspaper
    • Digital Photography Club
    • Yearbook Club
    • Assisting w/after-school CAST productions

    How Do I Apply to an Academy?

    Step 1 ...
    An Academy Letter of Recommendation must be completed by one of your current teachers. Click on the Teacher Recommendation Form on this page. Only electronic teacher recommendation forms will be accepted.

    Step 2 ...
    Please review any of the concentrations that interest you.  If there is one that you would like to be a part of, please submit your CHS Academy Application on this page (during the open registration period). Only electronic applications will be accepted.

  • Applicants must have all prepared documents and application submitted by the application deadline in order to
    be considered for acceptance into the program for the following school year.

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