The Digital Media Studio, home of ETV News Daily, provides students with a state-of-the-art experience in the many different aspects of digital media and television production. The studio is used to learn multi-camera production as well as film-style production. At the center of the studio is a 100% digital HD control room.
This course is designed to teach students the skills needed for producing studio multi-camera television shows. Students will learn about the entire television production process (both technical and professional), the three different phases of production (pre-production, production and post-production), and taking on different production elements including: creating a timeline, organizing and scheduling talent, and writing and developing segments. This class will also present the historical, programming, physical, legal, social and economic aspects of television production. The course will prepare students for college internships and careers in studio production. This class presents an outstanding opportunity for students to learn the craft of producing television features, stories, profiles and interviews outside the formal television studio setting. Students will learn the many exciting and rewarding aspects of television in front of and behind the camera. Length of Course: Year Open to Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 (f) UC Approved
The objective of this class is to teach students the fundamentals of reporting from the perspective of an on camera talent presenter, analyst, correspondent or specialized reporter. Story-telling and coverage of stories in the film and entertainment field will be taught. Students will focus on aspects of current film (movie releases) and entertainment news involving television and internet broadcasting. This class will emulate network type nightly entertainment shows that focus on what’s happening in the entertainment world both nationally and global. An emphasis will be that of on air reporting. Those students who have good oral and written communication skills will excel in this class. Whether using the medium of TV, radio or internet, the requirements of “journalism” apply across the spectrum. Every day a journalist has to look for possible news or feature stories that might be of interest to the public – for our purpose it is the SM student body. How to approach a story as a true journalist – the art of storytelling by gathering the facts is what will be taught and practiced. Our goal is also to work with the school newspaper in bringing the industry and media gap between print and digital. This exciting class will have a rotation of “beats” that the students will focus on during the semester. Those “beats” will include news, hot topics, entertainment, sports, interest stories, clubs, campus ministry, student government etc. Students will seek out stories, conduct interviews, shoot video support (b-roll) to compile stories. Length of Course: Year Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12 (f) UC Approval Pending Prerequisite: Completion of Television Production with a “C” or better
The Eagle TV 2.0 daily morning show is the emphasis of this class. A selected number of students that must have at least one-year of volunteer experience working on Eagle TV 2.0 or have taken one-year of broadcast journalism or TV Production to be considered. Each student will be required to have knowledge and the ability to produce (all content) all aspects of the daily “live” Eagle TV 2.0 show. This class prepares, through the daily activity of preparing a live show, all students with superior and advanced knowledge in all areas of television production and journalism. It will allow students an excellent foundation for a career in television production and broadcasting. The course will prepare students for college internships and careers in studio production. Length of Course: Year Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12 (f) UC Approval Pending Prerequisite: Completion of Television Production or Broadcast Journalism. Students must submit a sample of their work and be interviewed by Director of Broadcast Journalism.
The art of story-telling often takes place in post-production with the element of editing. This class focuses on editing techniques that include both video and audio. A variety of assignments will take place during each semester that will ultimately enhance the SM student’s advanced capability to edit for television and Internet (online) broadcasting. State of the art and updated media and video editing software will make the experience of this class feel like the “real world” of broadcasting. Length of Course: Year Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12 (f) UC Approval Pending Prerequisite: Completion of Television Production with a “C” or better
This unique class will focus on one of the oldest aspects of broadcasting, radio. We will also explore modern aspects, for example podcasting and radio broadcasting on the Internet, in its new and evolving forms. Initially, the students will learn the history of radio – the roots and the evolution of this great medium. Students will learn the aspects of radio broadcasting that include news, entertainment, sports, specialized talk shows, interviews and live calls. Students will learn radio engineering and be given the opportunity of creating their own weekly radio show or podcast. Upon completion of this class students will have the qualifications for an internship with any professional radio station or podcasting internet platform. Length of Course: Year Open to Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 (f) UC Approval Pending
This exceptional class will provide students with a comprehensive platform to learn all aspects of television sports production, broadcasting and event production. Live multi-camera sports coverage will be our focal point – all sports will be included. Students will learn the fundamentals of the broadcast sports production process. Opportunities for students will be presented both in front of and behind the camera and inside the production truck. Learn camera, directing, technical directing, audio, graphics, play by play announcing etc. All facets of remote sports production will be covered and learned. Students are required to attend a minimum of 6 after school events. Length of Course: Year Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12 (f) UC Approval Pending 75