• Welcome to Digital Video Production with Mr. Cruz-Pivaral

  • Instructor: Mr. Walter Cruz Pivaral
    If you have enrolled in my Digital Video Arts class.  Please email me at wcruzpivaral@mvrop.org and let me know if you are in my 1PM class or Kennedy block 1 or 2 and I will give you the appropriate code to get into the Digital Video Arts Google classroom. 
    Location: Mission Valley ROP Center, Room 201
    Contact Information:
    Phone: 510-657-1865 x15201
    Email: wcruzpivaral@mvrop.org
    Class Schedule 2020-2021:
    • KHS 1st Block - Digital Video Arts 1 & 2
    • KHS 2nd Block - Digital Video Arts 1 & 2
    • Break
    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Digital Video Arts 1 & 2

    Industry Sector: Arts, Media, and Entertainment

    • Students can earn college credits from Mission College 
    UC/CSU A-G CoursesDigital Video Arts 1 and Digital Video Arts 2 each meet the Area F: Visual & Performing Arts requirement.

Course Flier:

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  • Welcome:

    I will be teaching Digital Video Arts at the MVROP Campus this year. I’m very excited to share with all of you, that are going to attend this course, 27 years of experience in the field working on  news, documentaries and fiction. My goal is to create a hands on experience, I want you to have something to show at the end of the course, something to be proud of: a video creation that reflects your skills writing a story, capturing images and sounds, putting everything together using the editing software and broadcasting in every way available.

    News, documentaries or movies are not only about technical skills, but also about developing critical thinking and viewing the world with a broader understanding. As a media creators we are in the crossroad, the point of encounter for many arts and techniques and of course business!

    The media and entertainment industry is big and competitive, during this school year, together we are going to lay out the foundation to get a solid start if you want to be part of the media creators community.

    Course Expectations:

    This course provides students with an introduction to creating digital video projects, using digital video equipment and non-linear editing software. This is a project-based course that emphasizes training students on these digital video tools as well as video techniques, pre production planning, scripting, story organization, post production planning, editing techniques and broadcasting.

    Students will:

    1. Demonstrate proper use of the following Digital Video equipment and the terminology associated with:
      1. Different digital cameras and accessories.
      2. Sound recording and editing equipment and accessories.
      3. Lighting techniques, equipment and accessories.
      4. Industry standard video editing software.
      5. Video exporting using different video formats for different channels of distribution.
    2. Create and use production documents such as storyboards, scripts, shot lists, editing scripts, budgets, lighting design documents.
    3. Demonstrate proper use of industry terminology in all production materials, activities and critiques.
    4. Write, direct, produce and broadcast an original digital video product.
    5. Build a portfolio website


Certifications Earned:

  • 2018-2019: 44 students passed the "Video Production 1" and 8 students passed the "Video Production 2" Precision Exam and were awarded with a Career Skills Certificate and Certification.

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  • 2017-2018: 48 students passed the "Video Production 1" and 18 students passed the "Video Production 2" Precision Exam and were awarded with a Career Skills Certificate and Certification.

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  • 2016-2017: 13 students passed the "Video Production" Precision Exam and were awarded with a Career Skills Certificate and Certification.

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