August 15th - August 19th

posted Aug 14, 2016, 7:44 AM by Mr Becker   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 8:41 AM ]

August 15th - August 19th

Now for the business side of things as we ramp up for the year……

We are going to try many creative things this year, and the goal is to have everyone at their pace, not following the same thing for all folks.  But, one thing that is so important is safety.  We have so many ways that bad things can happen, much more than a regular class.  We have tools, parts, sparks, fragments, and your safety is so important.

So, before we use tools, we need to make sure we have safety procedures, because you never know what could happen.  

For example, this girl never thought her hair would be an issue:

Part of safety is organization and clean up.  Leave a razor blade in the wrong place and blood is soon to follow!  We will place a priority on cleanup, as it's not only safe, but saves money! If you work for a company, every tool has it’s proper place!  

We will review safety and cleanup rules, and you will not be permitted to work with tools, equipment and materials until you pass a test on it.

Gwinnett County Safety Powerpoint

Hand and Powertool Safety


This is one reason we wear eye protection when using power tools.  This was last year in our machine room When Sparks Fly!!

You will be tested on the safety concepts, but we will review them again, and add some conditions.

Safety can also be a career! There is money to be made in keeping yourselves and others injury free

Industrial Safety Specialist

US Dept. of Labor  Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

and to lighten the mood, here’s a compilation of safety fails Home Improvement Safety Fails

August 16th - August 19th 

We will be taking a quiz on the safety concepts Monday, August 21st

For the rest of this week, and some of next week, we will be getting familiar with Adobe Premiere video editing software.

When you come in to class, your first order of business is to download this folder to your computer, 

S:\LanierHS_528\Student Work\Shared\CTE\BECKER\Adobe Premiere Pro

This may take about 5 minutes or so.  

When everyone has it downloaded, I will walk you through instructions on how to properly set up the folder where your media will reside.

After that, you will follow the tutorials on this page  How to edit videos with Premiere Pro

When you finish the tutorials, you will export a video of your creation using the VIMEO 720 settings to your DELIVERABLES folder.  

You will be graded on completing the tutorials and exporting a proper video sequence.