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Video Production

Location: CTEC

Program Description

This is an exciting, high-energy class that provides students with the fundamental concepts of video production and theories of film and cinema. Students will explore all aspects of the visual medium while building fundamental skills in videography, editing techniques, and concepts of lighting and audio. This project-based class allows students to push their creativity while writing, producing, and directing commercials, short films, music and demonstration videos, social media content, and a number of public service announcements.


Students clean and operate industry-standard equipment including Sony and Hitachi cameras, tripods, lighting boards, and our audio booth and control room complete with a For-A HVS-100 video switcher and the Class X character generator capable of producing professional video content. Drone safety and usage is also included in the curriculum, as well as editing instruction on a variety of software.


Our program encourages students to study the history of cinema, enter film festivals and numerous competitions, and build leadership and communication skills in our state-of-the-art CTEC facility.



  • Camera and Videography
  • Studio and Location Production
  • Lighting
  • Audio
  • Podcasting
  • Video Editing
  • Industrial/Equipment Safety
  • Makeup and Costume Design
  • Script Writing
  • Storyboarding
  • Sets and Props
  • Directing/Producing
  • Broadcast/Cinema History
  • Evolution of Technology
  • Adobe Creative Cloud / Premiere Pro / Celtx


Certification offered to students completing the Video Production program include:

    • Program Certificate of Completion
    • Get Safety Trained SISC Kitchen Safety Certificate
    • The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) Drone Certificate
    • CA Precision Exam Certificate
    • Job Ready Career Skills Certificate of Completion 


Video Production students should have a basic working knowledge of computers/Google, and average or better skills in reading, writing, and verbal communication. Students will excel in this program if they have or are willing to develop attention to detail, understanding of deadlines, discipline, and time management.


Students earn 15 units of elective credits toward their high school graduation.

College prep course.  A-G approved.  Meets area “G” approval for UC and CSU admissions.



This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment. Successful Video Production students often pursue careers in the following:

  • Videographer
  • Editor
  • Reporter/Anchor
  • Producer/Director
  • Business Owner/Entrepreneur
  • Makeup/Costume Designer
  • Audio/Lighting Engineer


Advisory Board/Industry Partners

The Advisory Board provides crucial guidance for the Video Production program at CTEC. These industry partners have generously donated their time and expertise to share industry trends, offer assistance, and ensure the curriculum is providing the highest levels of training and career development opportunities for our students.


Mr. Jeremy Warner

Assistant Professor of Digital Media, California State University Bakersfield


Mr. Jeff Lemucchi

Business Owner, JL Voiceovers


Mr. Leonardo Ruiz

General Manager, Univision/Justice TV


Mr. Virgil Miller

Business Owner, Video Memories


Mrs. Suzanne Rodriguez

Media Relations Director, JJ's Legacy


Mr. Miguel Garcia

Video Production & Virtual Business Instructor, Ridgeview High School


Mr. Mike Trihey

News Director, KGET/Telemundo


Mr. Joshua Moore

Business Owner, Evermoore Films


Mr. Joe Brown

Executive Director, Christian Youth Film Society


Mr. Rogers Brandon

General Manager, American General Media


Mr. Rickey Bird

Business Owner, Hectic Films/The Media House


Mr. John Lenko

Coordinator, KETN & Media Services, KCSOS


Mr. Kristopher Stallworth

Professor of Art / Department Chair, Bakersfield College


Mr. Aaryck Enrique

Marketing Director, Urners


Ms. Robin Figures

Director, KERO-TV


Ms. Veronica Placencia

Acting News Director, KERO-TV


Mr. Erubiel Monterrosa

Owner, Bako Media