Media Production Technology Academy Debut
The Academy debut is August 2023!
Lights! Camera! Action!
The Academy of Media Production Technology offers students the opportunity to get hands-on experience in filmmaking.
Learn the power of visual storytelling by using lighting, camera angles and special effects to create videos, short films, webcasts, and more.
Content will include, but is not limited to, the history of cinema, the use of photo editing software, production and writing management, art direction, lighting, cinematography, audio production, and pre/post production.
Students will prepare for initial employment in the Media Production field as equipment operators, camera assistants, sound equipment operators, editing operators, grips and lighting equipment operators, set builders and visual effects artists.
General questions about magnets should be directed to the district magnet office at 352-955-7622.
What classes would I take?
Digital Cinema Production 1 - History of cinema, the production process, intellectual property rights, computer skills, video editing software, and production writing.
Digital Cinema Production 2 - Program management, character development, storyboarding, lighting and audio.
Digital Cinema Production 3 - Camera movement, cinematography and directing, special effects lighting, grips, dollies, cranes, jibs, and arms.
Digital Cinema Production 4 - Use of cameras, art direction, and image editing software
Digital Cinema Production 5 - Advanced cinematic technology and production, including color theory and sound design.
Media Production Technology
Nicole Tart is the 2022 - 2023 Teacher of the Year for the Professional Academies Magnet! She has over 25 years of teaching in the performing arts. Her experience extends far beyond the classroom, moving onto the stage and screen. As a performer, director, musician, production technician, and educator, she is perfectly positioned as the Academy of Media Production Technology director.