Plymouth Community Intermediate School

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Falcon TV

FalconTV is an extracurricular News Club at Plymouth Community Intermediate School.  Students meet with instructors from EDTV and learn advanced techniques in the field of television news broadcasting.  Various aspects of video production are explored in this club, including camera techniques, scriptwriting, reporting, and digital video editing.  Using today’s most cutting-edge software, students will grow familiar with the basics and readily acquire skills that will help them perform from here on out.  They will work together to produce a full television newscast for their school, covering various events and bringing niche segments to light that will provide viewers with an inside look on students’ perspectives.  FalconTV is broadcast to the school, online, and the entire town of Plymouth via local community access channels.

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Each student will act as a director, visualizing the script while controlling the artistic aspect of the piece.


The students are taught the many roles of a producer in regard to the pre-production planning process.


The students are taught the importance of visual composition when framing their shots.


The students are taught the importance of audio in video and how to use a number of microphones.


The students are taught the video editing process of piecing together a news segment.


The students are taught how to deliver compelling questions in interviews to further craft their news segment.


Each student is tasked with writing intros, outros, questions, and voice overs for their news pieces.


Each student is given the opportunity to practice their on camera skills by hosting news segments.

Video Production Process


The students take the necessary steps to prepare for a TV production prior to the beginning of shooting. These tasks include storyboarding, scheduling, location scouting, scriptwriting.


The students capture the project assets which include interviews, broll, voiceover, stand-ups, and hosting. During this phase, students will learn the importance of exposure, frame composition, interviewing, and audio recording.


The final phase of production is where all the pieces are put together into a cohesive story. During this phase the students develop skills in the areas of video editing, audio editing, and graphics creation.

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