Plymouth South Middle School



JagTV is an extracurricular News Club at Plymouth South Middle School.  Instructors from EDTV meet with students on a weekly basis and aid them in learning advanced skills and techniques in the realm of television news broadcasting.  All aspects of video production are explored in this club, including camera techniques, scriptwriting, reporting, and digital video editing.  With today’s most advanced software, students will develop higher level skills and a knack for video production that will benefit them in the future.  They will produce a full television newscast for their school, covering school events and giving viewers an inside look at students’ perspectives on their school community.  JagTV 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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