Broadcast English

Weekly Learning Objectives


Royalty Free Music

More Royalty Free Music

No Copyright Sounds (NCS)

Vindy HS Music Video Contest Rules

Vindy HS Music Playlist (YouTube)

Weeks of 4/8-5/17

Broadcast English Final Exam Project

First Section of Project Due Thursday 4/18

Second Section Due 4/26

Third Section Due 5/3

Fourth Section Due 5/10

Final Drafts must be Exported 5/15

Week of 3/25-4/5

Plot Synopsis

  • #4 in the article

1st Drafts of Plot Synopsis are due Monday 4/1

Final Drafts are due Friday 4/5

Week of 3/11-3/22

**Music Video must be compete by Wednesday 3/13!!

3/11 Monday: US History Trailer

3/12 Tuesday: 1-1 1/2 Page paper due about your topic chosen

3/13 Wednesday-3/22 Friday- Begin filming for trailer

Trailer’s are due Friday 3/22


3/4 Monday: Finish Choice Video

3/5-3/6 Tuesday-Wednesday: Cafe Milkshake Commercial

3/6-3/15: American History Trailer


Continue Vindy Music Video

:30-1:00 Commercial for Video Game Competition due Monday

Video Game Tournament


Music Video Final Preparations


Create a Title Sequence for “The Necklace”

Storyboards due Thursday 1/24

  • Create in intro/title based on the story “The Necklace
    • Length 1:00-1:30
    • Must include Title Screens including Main title, director, producer, actors, based on short story, editor, music director, costume designer etc.
    • Music should help set tone of movie
    • Intro should help set exposition (time and place) of the movie
  • Remember this in itself is not a movie.  The more video you have the less fancy the graphics, but the less video the fancier the graphics.  Your mission is to grab the attention of your audience while at the same time giving the audience insight as to what to expect from the upcoming movie (that you are not making).
  • This is Due February 1st

Final drafts due Wednesday 2/6

Use following for more information

Friday 1/18- Read “The Necklace”

Tuesday 1/22- Quiz over “The Necklace”


1:00 Minute Music Video for the song “Deep” by Northern Whale

Week of 12/17

12/17 Monday: 1 page reflection on Holiday Video

Your paper should include the following:

  • How did the final video compare to the initial storyboard?
  • What did you keep the same and what did you change?
  • What camera angles did you use?
  • Which angles do you feel had the best affect on the film you created?
  • How do you feel your final project turned out?
  • If you had an unlimited budget what would you change about your film?


Continue Holiday Videos

  • First Draft Due Friday 12/7
  • Final Draft Due Friday 12/14

Week of 11/26

11/26 Monday: No School

11/27 Tuesday: Brainstorm Holiday Video

11/28 Wednesday: Storyboard Holiday Video

11/29-11/30 Thursday-Friday: Begin Filming

Week of 11/19

11/19 Monday: Watch You’ve Got Mail

11/20 Tuesday: Finish You’ve Got Mail and storyboard final scene

11/21 Wednesday-11/23 Friday: No School


Filmaking 101: Camera Shot Types

  1. Using storyboard draw pictures of main shots
  2. Get into groups of 2 and find three examples of assigned shots
    1. Each shot needs to be from a different video/film
  3. Shot Examples
    1. Long Shot (LS)
    2. Medium Shot (MS)
    3. Close Up (CU)
    4. Eye Level
    5. High Angle
    6. Low Angle
    7. Over the Shoulder
    8. Static/Fixed
    9. Zoom
    10. Pan
    11. Tilt
    12. Tracking
  4. Use the following sites to help you
    1. Filmmaking 101: Camera Shot Types
    2. Ultimate Guide to Camera Shots

Week of 10/29-11/14

  • Begin Choice Video
    • Due November 9th
  • Begin Music Video Contest Snippet
    • Due November 14th
      • :30-60 seconds in length
      • Follow rules of HS Music Video Challenge
      • Focus on
        • Transitions
        • Cuts
        • Special FX
        • Green Screen
        • Camera Angles

**Please complete the following YSU Survey about Press Day**

Weeks of 10/8-10/26

Begin Halloween Special

  • Create 2-5 Minute Halloween themed video
    • Video can be a remake, parody or original content
    • Wide open to ideas as long as they have a halloween/fall theme to them
  • Storyboards due 10/9
  • 1st Drafts due 10/16
  • Final Drafts due 10/24

Weekly Learning Objectives

Students attending YSU Press day need to complete the following survey:

Week of 10/1

Continue After Effects projects and Business Features

Week of 9/24

For our next project we will be splitting the class into two.  Within the two groups, one will be working on an After Effects Project while the other will be creating a :60-:120 second feature of a Columbiana Business.

Click the following links to start researching which project you would like to do based on which you are assigned:

After Effects Projects

Columbiana Chamber of Commerce Members

Week of 9/17

9/17 Monday-9/19 Wednesday: Continue on Disney Films/Skits.  2nd Draft is due on Wednesday.

9/21 Friday: Final copies must be exported by the end of 7th period.  We will watch them in class 8th period.

Week of 9/10

9/10 Monday: Continue working on Disney Films

9/11 Tuesday: Working first draft of film should be complete by end of period.  Would like to see 1 minute of footage put together at minimum (25 points)

9/12 Wednesday-9/14 Friday: Continue working on films

Week of 9/3

9/3 Monday: No School

9/4 Tuesday: Storyboard Disney skit

9/5-9/7: Begin filming and editing Disney skit

Important information:

  1. Storyboard due before filming can begin (20 points)
  2. Film should be 2-5 minutes in length
  3. Working first draft due Tuesday September 11th

Week of 8/27

8/27 Monday-8/29 Wednesday- Begin Pep Rally projects

  • 30 second commercial using nothing but footage from Thursday’s pep rally to highlight the school
  • Projects will be due Tuesday September 4th
  • Premier Pro Basics

8/22 Wednesday

  • Introduction to the class and equipment
  • Discuss district pep rally responsibilities

8/23 Thursday- Film district pep rally

8/24 Friday- Upload and start editing pep rally film project