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5th Period Video Studio Fundamentals  

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This is the second class in the Cinematography/Video Production pathway for Media Arts @ The CFI.  In this class, we focus on the fundamentals of video production and how to properly operate cameras, develop lighting for a video, and collect appropriate audio for video projects. Students will make several styles and formats of videos in this class including newscasts, short films, commercials, PSA, and YouTube videos.  Students will continue training and development in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects,

  • HCI Week 6, Finals, and End of School Information

    HCI Week 6 is now available on Schoology and in paper packet form at the CFI.  Packets may be picked up between 8 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday.  This week's assignment is due on May 8th.

    The final exam for all media arts classes is now posted on Schoology and available for pick up in paper form at the CFI.  All Final Exams are due by May 14th.

    All work is due to Mr. Smith by May 15th.  If you have questions about missing assignments, please email me or message me on Remind 101.

  • HCI Week 5 Information

    HCI Week 5 will run from April 27 through May 1.  Students will have a daily assignment on Schoology or via paper packet.  All work is due on Friday, May 1st.  The suggested order of working on assignments is:

    HCI Lesson 21- April 27, 2020
    HCI Lesson 22- April 28, 2020
    HCI Lesson 23- April 29, 2020
    HCI Lesson 24- April 30, 2020
    HCI Lesson 25- May 1, 2020

    Students needing to drop off or pick up paper packets may do so at the CFI From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Packets for week 6 and 7 for Media Arts are now available.

  • HCI Week 4 Information

    HCI Week 4 will be April 20th-24th.  Students can complete their work online via Schoology or by picking up a paper packet at the CFI on April 20th between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Here are the due dates for Week 4 of HCI.

    HCI Assignment 16- Due April 20th
    HCI Assignment 17- Due April 21st
    HCI Assignment 18- Due April 22nd
    HCI Assignment 19- Due April 23rd
    HCI Assignment 20- Due April 24th

    If you have any questions please feel free to email Mr. Smith or call the CFI.

  • HCI Week 3 Information

    HCI Week 3 will be April 13th-April 17th.  For those participating through Paper Packets, they are available at the CFI from 8-3 p.m. daily.  For those completing work online, those assignments are now available on Schoology for you to review and begin.

    Here are the Due Dates for HCI Week 3:

    • HCI Assignment 11 is due on April 13th.
    • HCI Assignment 12 is due on April 14th.
    • HCI Assignment 13 is due on April 15th.
    • HCI Assignment 14 is due on April 16th.
    • HCI Assignment 15 is due on April 17th.

    Paper packets for week 2 may be turned in on April 10th and 13th at the CFI from 8 AM to 3 PM.

  • HCI Week 2 Information

    HCI Week 2 will be April 6-10th.  During this week students are expected to log onto Schoology and complete assignments for their class.  Each assignment is designed to take around 30-45 minutes to complete.  If your student does not have internet access you may pick up a paper packet at the CFI on March 27th from 10 am to 3 pm or April 6th from 8 am to 3 pm.  

    HCI Week 2 Due Dates:
    HCI Assignment 6 is due on April 6th.
    HCI Assignment 7 is due on April 7th.
    HCI Assignment 8 is due on April 8th.
    HCI Assignment 9 is due on April 9th.
    HCI Assignment 10 is due on April 10th.

    Please check your email daily for updates from Mr. Smith.  Also if you have not done so, please sign up for Remind 101

  • HCI Week 1 Packet Information

    If you are completing HCI work via paper packet, let me know ASAP via email or Remind 101.  If you need packets for the week after Spring Break please let me know ASAP.

    This week's packet may be dropped off in a box in front of the CFI on Friday, March 27 from 8 to 3 or on April 6 from 8 to 3.   There will be a box with folders and markers in front of the school, please put all your work in the folders and clearly label it with your name. Label your folder and drop it in the box.  

  • HCI Week 1 Due Dates

    Here are the due dates for the assignments for HCI Week 1 (March 23-27).

    Due March 23: Assignment 1- Questions on 12 Ways to Improve Your Videos tips 1-4.
    Due March 24: Assignment 2- Questions on 12 Ways to Improve Your Videos tips  5-8.
    Due March 25: Assignment 3- Questions on 12 Ways to Improve Your Video tips 9-12.
    Due March 26: Assignment 4- Questions on the Power of Story Telling- Know Your Story
    Due March 27: Assignment 5- Questions on the Power of Story Telling- Make Every Shot Tell A Story.

    You can do these assignments on Schoology or find a hard copy inside your HCI Folder at the CFI.  Those folders may be picked up between 8 and 3 at the CFI on March 18, 19, and 20.

  • HCI Week 1 (Mar. 23-27) Available

    Hello everyone!  I hope you are doing well and that everyone is making it through these difficult times okay.  Your work for next week's HCI is now available on Schoology.  Please go to and login as normal.  You'll find the HCI folder on the top of the materials page.  You'll find two articles to ready next week and questions for each day based on the articles.  Please answer the questions on Schoology, or answer them in a Word or Google Doc and email them to me.  We also are sending out paper copies later this week for students preferring to work that way.

    If you have any questions please feel free to email me, call the school, or message me on Remind 101 or Schoology.  Thanks!

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