West TV is a elementary video production program established by EDTV. The curriculum was written and created by the Elementary TV Specialist because of the need of the rapidly evolving field of video in today’s society. Students will explore advanced elements of television news broadcasting. This course will include all the mechanics of video production including scriptwriting, reporting, camera techniques, and digital video editing. Those enrolled will videotape school activities, learn techniques in audio and video recording, and will become proficient in video editing using today’s most advanced editing software. Students in this class will help in pre-production, taping and post-production of several stories about their school and also create a full television newscast for West Elementary called West TV. Students will get experience on camera and behind the scenes for West TV as it is broadcast to the school community and to the entire town of Plymouth.
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.