Broadcasting

Overview

Anchor Bay's broadcasting class just keeps growing.  Students film sporting events, produce and edit commercials, public service announcements and more. They also produced a daily broadcast that is shown to the school and posted on the high school webpage. 

The class is run as a "hands on" experience with the students filling all the roles found in an actual news broadcast. The students research the stories that they report on and can even do "in the field" assignments. One day they may be anchoring behind the news desk and the next time operating the camera, audio mixer, live production switcher, teleprompter and more.  

Take a look behind the scenes : Video DocumentBroadcasting Video

Courses

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY (1131/2)

FULL YEAR – 1 CREDIT (GRADES 10-12)
DESCRIPTION: This course offers students the opportunity to engage in the lively art of communication, generating commercials, PSA’s and daily school news broadcasts. Students gain exposure to and knowledge of this media by using technology. Students use a variety of resources in order to create their finished and publicly viewed products. Students film sporting events, produce and edit commercials and public service announcements. They also produce a daily broadcast that is shown to the school and played on Comcast Channel 6 two times a day. The class is run as a “hands on” experience with the students filling all the roles found in an actual news broadcast. The students research the stories that they report on and can even do “in the field” assignments. One day they may be anchoring behind the news desk and the next time running the camera or directing. They even get a chance to run the sound board and toaster. The toaster is a VT-3 Editing Computer program that allows for the whole broadcast to be put together with the special effects, blue screen, news clips, and transitions. It is ONLY open to sophomores, juniors and seniors and can be taken as a one semester or full year course.

IN ORDER TO SUCCEED, STUDENTS WHO APPLY FOR THIS COURSE SHOULD BE SOCIALLY MATURE, SELF-MOTIVATED, AND ABLE TO WORK CLOSELY WITH OTHERS. PREREQUISITE: Student must have a minimum of a C in English to take this course. This course satisfies 1 credit for the Applied Art requirement.

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY (1133/1134)

FULL YEAR – 2 CREDITS (GRADES 10-12)
DESCRIPTION: This course offers students the opportunity to engage in the lively art of communication, generating commercials, PSA’s and daily school news broadcasts. Students gain exposure to and knowledge of this media by using technology. Students use a variety of resources in order to create their finished and publicly viewed products. Students film sporting events, produce and edit commercials and public service announcements. They also produce a daily broadcast that is shown to the school and played on Comcast Channel 6 two times a day. The class is run as a “hands on” experience with the students filling all the roles found in an actual news broadcast. The students research the stories that they report on and can even do “in the field” assignments. One day they may be anchoring behind the news desk and the next time running the camera or directing. They even get a chance to run the sound board and toaster. The toaster is a VT-3 Editing Computer program that allows for the whole broadcast to be put together with the special effects, blue screen, news clips, and transitions. It is ONLY open to sophomores, juniors and seniors and can be taken as a one semester or full year course.

IN ORDER TO SUCCEED, STUDENTS WHO APPLY FOR THIS COURSE SHOULD BE SOCIALLY MATURE, SELF-MOTIVATED, AND ABLE TO WORK CLOSELY WITH OTHERS. PREREQUISITE: Student must have a minimum of a C in English to take this course. This course satisfies 1 credit for the Applied Art requirement.