Colts Student News on Channel 78 at RHIS.
Advisor: Mr. Mack
Explore Career Opportunities in Video Production
On YouTube.com/riverheightscolts or at school on our own channel! Channel 78 on the RHIS campus during your 5th period class.
Times aired: Standard Day: @12:24pm, and @12:53pm.
Early Dismissal Wednesday: @11:50am, and @12:23pm.
Please tune in.
Our dedicated Video Production class will introduce you to not only basic video production techniques, concepts, and skills, but also develop knowledge in lighting, editing, sound mixing, special video/audio effects, storyboarding and camera performance. We need to be a 'one stop shop' to produce the daily 'Colts News', an informative, creative, humorous as well as educational student news broadcast. The primary focus of this course will be to develop camera skills, familiarity with fundamental compositional structures, lighting, sound, scripting, storyboarding and organizational techniques in a professional manner, as well as learning post-production editing in time for a daily broadcast. Development of student media literacy and critical thinking skills will be stressed every week as students work in smaller 'broadcast production groups' to develop media. Students will also be able to participate in leadership roles by serving as a director and assistant director within their own media group of classroom peers. The importance of organizational skills and life-skills in creating successful video for the school leading to a discovery of career possiblities in television and news broadcasting becomes evident. Each student media group will explore the range of technical possibilities in editing, being responsible for certain news show elements, like an intro, commercial, PSA, field report, a show segment, and various interviews of students, staff, and administrators. Emphasis is placed on media ethics and production content. Critical thinking skills are developed through analysis of current real-world news broadcasts, commercials, and public school announcements. Students will be introduced to the history of video media, discuss its role and responsibilities, and debate issues related to video and the media. Students will also explore career opportunities.