Audio Video Production I Pacing Guide

Audio Video Production I Pacing Guide 2017-2018 School Year

First Nine Weeks:

 1.1 

1.2 

1.3 

1.4 

1.5 

Demonstrate a positive attitude regarding safety practices and issues. 

Use and inspect personal protective equipment. 

Inspect, maintain, and employ safe operating procedures with tools and equipment, such as hand and power tools, ladders, scaffolding, and lifting equipment. 

Demonstrate continuous awareness of potential hazards to self and others and respond appropriately. 

Assume responsibilities under HazCom (Hazard Communication) regulations. 

 

 1.6 

1.7 

1.8 

1.9 

Adhere to responsibilities, regulations, and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) policies to protect coworkers and bystanders from hazards. 

Adhere to responsibilities, regulations, and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) policies regarding reporting of accidents and observed hazards, and regarding emergency response procedures. 

Demonstrate appropriate related safety procedures. 

Pass with 100 % accuracy a written examination relating to safety issues 

 

 1.10 

1.11 

2.1 

2.2 

2.3 

2.4 

Pass with 100% accuracy a performance examination relating to safety. 

Maintain a portfolio record of written safety examinations and equipment examinations for which the student has passed an operational checkout by the instructor. 

Cultivate positive leadership skills. 

Participate in the student organization directly related to their program of study as an integral part of classroom instruction. 

Assess situations, apply problem-solving techniques and decision-making skills within the school, community, and workplace. 

Participate as a team member in a learning environment. 

Second Nine Weeks:

 

 2.5 

2.6 

3.1 

3.2 

3.3 

Respect the opinions, customs, and individual differences of others. 

Build personal career development by identifying career interests, strengths, and opportunities. 

Assume responsibility for accomplishing classroom assignments and workplace goals within accepted time frames. 

Develop advanced study skills. 

Demonstrate and use written and verbal communication skills. 

 

 3.4 

3.5 

3.6 

3.7 

3.8 

Read and understand technical documents such as regulations, manuals, reports, forms, graphs, charts, and tables. 

Apply the foundations of mathematical principles such as algebra, geometry, and advanced math to solve problems. 

Apply basic scientific principles and methods to solve problems and complete tasks. 

Understand computer operations and related applications to input, store, retrieve, and output information as it relates to the course. 

Research, recognize, and understand the interactions of the environment and green issues as they relate to the course work and to a global economy. 

 

4.1

4.2 

4.3 

4.4 

4.5 

Analyze and interpret waves and waveform characteristics including frequency, amplitude, phase, harmonics, and envelope (ADSR). 

Examine the concepts of acoustics: reflection, absorption and diffraction. 

Demonstrate how the human ear works, describe its capabilities and limitations, and examine how to protect one’s hearing. 

Analyze the perception of space and direction in the stereo listening environment. 

Analyze interaction effects that result in acoustic phenomena such as phasing, combination tones, masking and beats. 

Third Nine Weeks:

5.1 

5.2 

5.3 

5.4 

5.5 

5.6 

Identify basic acoustic and sound-based terminology. 

Demonstrate a basic understanding of signal flow. 

Analyze the fundamentals of digital audio technology. 

Identify different types of sound processing: temporal, spectral, and dynamic. 

Demonstrate basic knowledge of studio design and acoustic treatment. 

Analyze speaker design and placement for studio and live applications. 


6.1 

6.2 

6.3 

Demonstrate the ability to identify music characteristics. 

Demonstrate the ability to identify production values. 

Demonstrate the ability to identify technical aspects of recording. 


7.1 

7.2 

7.3 

7.4 

7.5 

7.6 

Identify and compare different computer platforms and operating systems. 

Demonstrate familiarity with modern multitrack recording systems, including digital audio workstations, MIDI-based sequencer/recorders, and analog tape recorders. 

Demonstrate basic knowledge of microphones: types, pick-up patterns, frequency response and specific applications and miking techniques. 

Demonstrate ability to route signal through a production console. 

Demonstrate basic knowledge of the use of audio hardware and software: microphone pre-amps, compressors, and other outboard equipment and plug-ins. 

Identify various types of connectors and adapters, and demonstrate the ability to use them in basic operations. 

Fourth Nine Weeks:

8.1 

8.2 

8.3 

8.4 

8.5 

Demonstrate the ability to use editing tools, including “cut and paste,” to create a finished product. 

Demonstrate the use of panning and fading to portions of recordings. 

Demonstrate understanding of adding effects to enhance a mix. 

Apply simple fader and mute automation to a mix. 

Utilize backup procedures to prevent loss of material. 

9.1 

9.2 

9.3 

10.1 

10.2 

Analyze the components of successful pre-production, including creating a budget, demoing the material, and personnel and facility choices. 

Analyze the components of successful studio production, including the concept of track/overdub/mix, tuning string instruments and drums, proper studio etiquette. 

Analyze the components of successful post-production, including mastering, product design and manufacture, and promotion. 

Identify career opportunities in the music and audio industry. 

Compare job profiles: opportunities, qualifications, and retirement possibilities. 

10.3 

10.4 

11.1 

11.2 

11.3 

Examine successful job search strategies and interviewing skills. 

Identify additional skills that increase hiring potential. 

Examine the history of recording technology. 

Examine the history of sound reinforcement technology. 

Analyze the history and development of music styles and their influence on other aspects of the arts.