Panther TV

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This course blends traditional journalism with the rapidly evolving the field of broadcast journalism.  Students will explore advanced elements of television broadcasting. This course will include all the mechanics of video production including directing, script writing, reporting, camera techniques and digital video editing. Heavy emphasis will be on script and narration writing. Students will research, gather, and analyze information to create video productions. Those enrolled will videotape school activities, learn at this techniques in audio and video recording, it will become proficient in the state of the art video technology. This class will help increase production, taping and postproduction we high school television newscast called the Panther TV. Students will get experience on camera and behind the scene for PTV and as it is a broadcast to the school and to the entire town of Plymouth. Students will also be required to do outside of school videotaping of events using schools.

Topics Covered

Directing

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

Producing

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

Videography

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

Audio

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

Editing

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

Interviewing

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

Scriptwriting

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

Hosting

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

Panther TV Shows

Awards

New England Scholastic Press Awards

2014

  • 1st Place, Best News Story
  • 1st Place, Best PSA

2013

  • Best High School TV News Program, Tie
  • 1st Place, Newscast Series
  • 1st Place, Feature Writing, Segment 1
  • 1st Place, Feature Writing, Segment 2

2012

  • Best High School TV News Program, Tie

2011

  • Best High School TV News Program
  • 1st Place, Best Feature Story
  • 1st Place, Best News Story, Segment 1
  • 1st Place, Best News Story, Segment 2
  • 1st Place, Best PSA, PSA 1
  • 1st Place, Best PSA, PSA 2

2010

  • Best High School TV News Program
  • 1st Place, Best Newscast Series, Story 1
  • 1st Place, Best Newscast Series, Story 2
  • 1st Place, Best Newscast Series, Story 3
  • 1st Place, Best PSA

New England Emmy Awards

2015

  • 1st Place, Best News Story, Tie

2014

  • 1st Place, Best Live Sports

2010

  • 1st Place, Best Arts & Entertainment
  • 1st Place, Best Long Form Story

Northeast Scholastic Press Awards

2010

  • Best Overall TV News Show
  • 1st Place, Best TV Feature Package
  • 1st Place, Best Videography

M.O.V.E. Student Film Festival

2015

  • 1st Place, Best Commercial

2013

  • 1st Place, Best Film, Short Film
  • 2nd Place, Best Commercial/PSA
  • 3rd Place, Best Sports Film

2012

  • 2nd Place, Best Music Video