Video Production and Digital Film Making

  • Students film a talk-show style broadcast in the studio.

  • This course is certified by New York State
    This course supports New York State
    CDOS Credential requirements.
    This course qualifies for the CTE 4+1 Pathway.

    Through hands-on training, students in this course will learn the ropes of the broadcasting, corporate video, and film industries using state-of-the-art equipment.

    Students Will Learn:

    • Pre-production 
    • Studio and on-location production
    • Post-production editing 
    They Will Develop their Technical Skills in:
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Motion 4
    • Graphic animation
    • Cinematography
    • Audio engineering
    • Lighting techniques
    • Directing and screenwriting
    Students Will Practice Leadership Roles Through:
    • Directing
    • Performance
    • Production crew responsibilities
    • Equipment management

    They Will Work as a Team to Accomplish:

    • Screenplay writing
    • Short films
    • News broadcasts
    • Commercial advertisements 
    • Music videos
    • Documentaries
  • Career Opportunities:
    Many graduates choose to continue their studies at 2- and 4-year colleges pursuing degrees, and/or seeking careers in the many growing areas of the communications industry, including cable television, webcasting, video production, and distance learning. Typical job titles in the communications field include Camera Operator, Desk Assistant, Film/Videotape Editor, Gaffer, Grip, Lighting Assistant, Production Assistant, Video Engineering Assistant and Prop Person.
    College Agreements:
    Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to the entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established.  Current college agreements include:
    • Five Towns College
  • Video Production

    Work Opportunities:
    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships or paid Co-Op experiences, at workplace sites such as:
    • Magic Visual
    • Nassau BOCES
    • NYC Films, Inc 
    • WLNY (TV 55/10)

    Program graduates have gone on to work as:

    • News 12 Reporters
    • Panavision Camera Operators for Law and Order SVU and The Good Wife
    • Emmy nominated video editors for Newsdy
    • Emmy-award winning segment producers for News 12 Long Island

    Video Production

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
    Admissions criteria: Strong reading comprehension, good color, and visual acuity skills.

    Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits using any or all of the following:

    1.0 credit   Career and Financial Management
    1.0 credit   Science–Specialized
    1.0 credit   English

    This course is certified by New York State
    This course supports New York State
    CDOS Credential requirement.
    This course qualifies for the CTE 4+1 Pathway


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Barry Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814