The primary goal of Pine Crest’s Digital Media Production Department is to provide students with a unique opportunity to delve into media production while enhancing their 21st century skill set. Students learn hands-on skills that transcend the typical classroom experience.
In the Pine Crest Upper School there are 5 sections of the Television Production class that meet daily with a total of approximately 60 students. All work is completed in a state-of-the-art, high-definition, digital broadcast studio and post-production facility.
Students range from 9th to 12th grade, and all grade levels are integrated into all the class periods. Student experience levels range from beginner to advanced, and one of the highlights of the course is the teamwork and collaboration that occurs between all levels of students. This course is an elective that compliments the students’ core academic schedule.
The course is focused on teaching students the basics of broadcast journalism and film production: camera operation, editing, writing, journalistic ethics and studio equipment operation. In addition, self-promotion and publishing with digital portfolios, resume, professional websites, content management systems, and social media development are part of the curriculum.
The course is also a venue in which we teach about current events, public speaking, proper engagement with both adults and fellow students, building digital portfolios and time management. We do this through in-class instruction, assignments, and live and pre-produced broadcasts to the school community.