CTE

Digital Media Arts

Pathway

Students will learn to create short films and news packages from idea to inception. This course provides
introductory and intermediate training in digital media production. This course covers the following technical
elements: The three phases of production, 3 Act Storytelling, Video Camera Operation, Three Point Lighting,
Audio and Sound Mixing, Graphics, Remote Field Production (ENG), Career Planning/Management: Writer,
Producer, Director, Sound Designer, Cinematographer, Editor. If students take this course in 11th grade and
DMP 3/4 in 12th, they can get an IB Career Certificate in Filmmaking.

Students will learn to create short films and live, multi-camera studio productions from idea to
inception. This course provides intermediate to advanced training in digital media production. This course
covers the following technical elements: The Television Studio, 3 Act Storytelling, Video Camera Operation,
Studio Lighting, Audio Control Consoles, The Switcher, Set Design, Graphics, Remote Field Production
(multi-camera), and Career Planning/Management: Writer, Producer, Director, Sound Designer,
Cinematographer, Editor. If students take DMP 1/2 in the 11th grade and this course in 12th, they can
qualify for an IB Career Certificate in Filmmaking.

Fallbrook Morning News

Since 2018, the Digital Media 1/2 course has used the Fallbrook Morning News as a Service Learning opportunity to do good for everyone in our community while at the same time training on cameras, microphones, lights, greenscreen, and editing.   With over 400 episodes created to date, the morning news creates a legacy you will revisit over and over again.

Award Winning Films

In both our Digital Media 1/2 and 3/4 courses we build films, moving from scriptwriting to storyboarding to production calendar to filming to editing to sound effects to color matching to finished product.  A single film takes a long time and it often takes many films for you to start getting pretty good at filmmaking and the language of film.  We have been lucky enough over the last few years since the course has started that we have won a number of awards in the United States and internationally.  Included here are some of the films that have won awards at festivals.