Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Art of TV & Video Production


The following one-year ROP course meets the UC/CSU Visual and Performing Arts “f” requirement.


Students prepare to enter the video production industry as production assistants with emphasis in pre-production and post-production techniques.  Students will learn the history and development of the film and television industry and study the techniques used by innovative filmmakers.  Training includes the fundamentals of script writing, production planning and editing, and the use of video cameras, lighting, sound equipment, effects software, and production equipment.  Internship hours to be arranged with the instructor.


  • Introduction and orientation
  • Historical context and future trends
  • Pre-production planning
  • Camera use and cinematography
  • Editing operations
  • Audio production
  • Lighting
  • Short film production
  • Introduction to video and film software:
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Celtx Screenwriting Suite
    • Garageband
    • DVD Studio Pro


Upon successful completion, Coastline ROP students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals

Course Descriptions

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