Daffodil School encourages students to be creative problem solvers who work to express themselves in a variety of non verbal areas. The visual and media arts provide an exciting opportunity to improve their creativity and problem solving in a hands-on experiential environment. Photography is designed to offer experiences with a point-and-shoot camera. Various camera settings will be learned to offer greater creative and technical control. This course builds the foundation for visual literacy regarding both form and content of photographic images. The elements and principles of design as they relate to photographic composition are emphasized. Students learn framing within the viewfinder and explore various compositional principles. Students also learn to examine images critically through weekly critiques. Digital processing techniques are introduced using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
Videography will allow students to develop professional skills in video, film, and television pre-production, production, and post-production. Fundamentals of video production, including the techniques and the aesthetics of shooting, lighting, and editing will be covered. Emphasizes hands-on production experience, using digital video. While in this course, students will be using class members as the production unit focusing on filmmaking, including story development, production/post techniques, directing, and interpretation of drama from script to screen. This class will introduce students to video camera operation, camera stabilization techniques, lighting, scripts and storyboarding, digital imaging, motion graphics software, and importing/exporting graphics, movies, animations and sound effects into, or out of video editing software. The main focus of the class is dedicated to non-linear video editing (Computer Based Editing). Students will develop an understanding of the wide range of business aspects within the industry.