Digital Cinema Production




This contest is open to active SkillsUSA members enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Filmmaking/Video Production programs. The competition will be divided into four portions: a written exam that will assess knowledge in industry standards, a notebook assignment to be completed in teams of two people, an interview with one or more judges and a short video (4.5 to 5 minutes) that will be shot and edited on site (meaning all work must be done between contest briefing and designated turn in time). All footage must be acquired after the contest has begun and must be filmed within the areas specified by the field assignment and contest coordinator. Contest entrants are required to submit an individually personalized resume. A written exam on Digital Cinema industry standards and Team Interview will be given at the State level.


Important Notes for SkillsUSA CA Contestants

Please read the guidelines below for the State competition and review the SkillsUSA requirements for student resumes. SkillsUSA Official Contest Dress is required and will be checked during the mandatory contest orientation meeting, which commences 15 minutes after the SkillsUSA CA Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at which Advisors are welcome. Also, during orientation, teams will sign in, the written test will be administered and Team Interviews performed. The prompt will be provided for this live on-site contest at the end of the meeting.


At the SkillsUSA CA State Conference for 2019, all student teams for this contest will be required to complete all requirements at the convention site. All footage and audio must be acquired after the contest has begun and must be produced and edited within the allotted time and areas specified by the field assignment and contests coordinator.



All winners of the competition at the State level will be required to review and follow all National SkillsUSA contest rules and standards.



Contest Guidelines - State 2019

Contest Considerations - State 2019

Contest Scoresheet

Contest Example Forms