Level: 2


  • Be familiar with the type of videos available. Know the difference between VHS-C and Video 8 tapes.
  • Identify the following parts on a video camera and know how to use them:
    • Viewfinder
    • Record button
    • Lens
    • Zoom button
    • Power on/off switch
    • Manual focus and zoom levers/rings
    • Tape loading door
    • Time lapse switch
  • Know what the viewfinder messages mean.
  • Identify and change the battery. Know how to charge up the battery and when to replace-recharge the battery. Know how to get the best life from the Ni-cad battery.
  • How else can the camera be powered?
  • Video a five minute segment them view with your instructor. Discuss your technique including the following and learn how to correct if necessary:
    • Zooming
    • Lighting
    • Panning
    • Steadiness of camera
  • Demonstrate how to set up and use a tripod.
  • Demonstrate how to edit video using a VCR by editing segment taken for requirement 6.
  • Demonstrate your ability to use titles and design your own by hand or computer.
  • Complete one of the following and show it in a public place. Length of video clip must be 4-7 minutes.
    • Object lesson
    • Music video clip
    • Bible story (dramatized, puppets, acted etc.)
    • Nature
    • Modern life dilemma
    • Advertisement for church program, publication, etc.

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