Mr. Alfredo Rojas-Hernandez



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Alfredo Rojas-Hernandez

My passion is Art and Cinematography. I Love Film and Education. I believe that every student can reach ALL of their goals here at Duncanville High School. I will always allow creativity and risk taking as long as it helps our students Grow! Thank you for Choosing our Program!!

  • Instructor: Mr. Alfredo Rojas - Hernandez
    Room: i117
    Phone: (972)-708-3848

    Learning Times: Mon-Friday 7:30 AM - 3:00





    Students should come to class prepared to learn and be productive daily. Turn-in all assignments and projects on time. Use care when using equipment. Take pride in your work. Be a team player. Actively participate in class and treat yourself, the instructors and all students with respect.

    Students will learn the use of analog and digital video cameras, editing software and other related video and audio hardware and software to create video productions. Students will gain understanding of copyright laws and ethical acquisitions of digital and video information. This course includes basic camera techniques, story/script writing, production, scheduling, lighting and audio recording and editing techniques, post production and broadcasting.

    Headphones • Spiral notebook 70 pages • Pen or Pencil • Class 10 SD memory card • 16 GB USB flash memory (optional but great to have)


    • Identify, understand and apply theory in Audio/Video Production.
    • Understand and apply the phases of production from brainstorming to distribution.
    • Understand a basic overview of each career cluster offered in Arts/AV.
    • Create impressive video through storyboarding, writing, filming and editing.

    Audio/Video Technology & Communications is a yearlong class made up of classroom and lab/production work. Students will be introduced to various video, audio, and editing platforms.

    Adobe Certified Associate

    Professional Communication: Professionalism, Leadership, Conflict Management, and Building a successful Resume

    Video Production: Film History, Advanced Video Theory, Story Telling, Script Writing, Storyboarding, and Advanced Production and Editing.

    Audio/Radio Production: Radio History, Script Writing, Script Marking, Vocal Recording, Foley Sound, Advanced Editing, Music production, DJ production.



    All grading will be updated weekly, and every (3) weeks with progress reports sent out to parents for review. In the 9 week period, there will be at least (4) major grades, (4) professional ethics grades and at least (6) daily.

    Professional Ethics* is a large part of the course. Students are expected to take part in all class projects. Grades are broken down according to percentages adding up to 100% for the semester.

    40% Class/daily work and Professional Ethics* = 60 %*( grades based on observation of teamwork, discipline, dependability, creativity.)

    When a student has missed a class due to an excused absence, that student will have as many class periods as missed to turn in missed classwork. It is the students’ responsibility to collect missed assignments and make sure their work is turned in. This class is very project focused. Missing a single class could put you and your group behind. It is imperative to attend and participate in every class to be successful.

    1. Late Work If the assignment is turned in 24 hours after the due date there will be no penalty. (I.e. The assignment is due Tuesday at the beginning of 2nd block but isn’t turned in until Wednesday at the beginning of 5th block this would result in a zero late penalty.)
    2. If the assignment is turned in at any time during the next class period, the penalty will be a 10 point deduction from the grade the student earned. (I.E. The assignment is due Tuesday at the beginning of 2nd block but isn’t turned in until Thursday at the beginning of 2nd block. This would result in a 10 point deduction. Therefore if the student made a 100 on the assignment, the grade that would be entered into the grade book would be a 90.)
    3. After the first 10 point deduction there will be a five point deduction per school day until the assignment is turned in. (I.E. The assignment is due Tuesday at the beginning of 2nd block but isn’t turned in until Wednesday of the following week. This assignment would be assessed a late penalty of 35 points. That is 10 points for following Thursday, plus 5 points each for Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.)
    4. Late assignments will not be accepted once the maximum score a student could receive would be below a 50.
    5. Late assignments will not be accepted once the grading period for each nine weeks has closed.


    1. Students who attend tutoring will be able to earn back any late penalties on assignments if they work on the assignment in tutoring and turn it in before leaving. However, the maximum late penalty points they can earn back will be no more than 25 points.
    2. Students who have an assignment that is a 50 or below, will be allowed to come to tutoring to work on an equivalent assignment that covers the same TEKS that can replace a non-passing grade with a maximum of 85.
    3. Students who do not pass an assignment will be counseled with by the teacher. The teacher will document that the student was provided the above information on how to raise their grade.
    4. Students who are not passing at the end of each 3 and 6 week period: a. Students will be counseled with by the teacher and documentation will be made showing that the student understands what they need to do to pass the class.



    • Semester grades are computed by averaging the numerical grades recorded for each of the three six week reporting periods.
    • Each six week grading period will stand alone for eligibility purposes.
    • A student who is declared academically ineligible after a six week grading period will be able to regain eligibility if all of the student’s grade averages are 70% or higher at the subsequent 3 week grade reporting period.

    All students are expected to be in class on time and ready to work when the bell rings. Attendance is EXTREMELY important due to work that must be completed in class/lab. Additionally, project work is done on a team basis and everyone is needed to complete production. Students are expected to stay in class for the full class period. Students have one restroom pass a week. In addition, there will be times during class as deemed by the teacher that will allow you to use the restroom and get a drink if needed during lab work. This is at the teacher’s discretion. There is NO food or drinks allowed in the editing lab, edit bays, or the control room. NO EXCEPTIONS!

    If a student chooses to disregard class policies, the following steps will be taken:

    • Verbal warning
    • Student will be taken out of lab/production and given an alternate assignment*
    • Parent call
    • Student will be sent to their principal

    * Alternate assignment will be writing based critical thinking.

    PARENT CONTACT:  We encourage all parents to contact us at their convenience and to visit the lab whenever possible. Email is the most efficient way to reach us. Phone calls will be returned in a timely manner.


    Please sign and return the syllabus to the teacher or send an email to your students’ teacher acknowledging your awareness of the syllabus. Please put your students name and block number in the subject line. We look forward to working with your students this year!