Huntington High School students still have an opportunity to enroll in a new video broadcasting course that is set to debut next September. District officials say it will be exciting to get in on the ground floor of this initiative.
Planning for the new class has been underway for two years. Video Broadcasting students will write, film and produce news stories highlighting events on campus, around the district and in the community.
Students will learn how to produce live broadcasts as they rotate through various positions in and around the control room and studio They will research topics, write scripts and screenplays and direct, produce and film projects..
The new course will be open to students enrolled in grade 10-12 who have previously completed Creative Video I.
Students will use Adobe Premiere Pro video broadcasting editing software. They will gain hands-on, real-life experiences serving as a floor manager, camera operator, news anchor, shader, graphics operator, sound engineer, teleprompter operator and video switcher as they produce the Huntington High School news channel, which will be broadcast regularly.
Students will propose news stories (packages), write a script, create a shot list and timeline for each news story, film each story with proper footage (including interviews and B-roll, which is supplemental or alternative footage intercut with the main shot) and edit and export their news stories during class using Adobe Premiere Pro.
School officials believe that offering the new Video Broadcasting class will allow access to video courses for more students who may have an interest in journalism, broadcasting and/or technical positions in a studio and control room.
The full-year, one credit course will meet daily. The live broadcasts will be carried by the Huntington High School news channel and appear on television screens throughout the high school building.
Students interested in enrolling in the new course should visit their guidance counselor as soon as possible.