Thursday, March 8, 2012

“Film and Video” gets makeover

By: Danielle Vealey

There are many new electives being offered at RHS for the 2012-2013 school year. It’s something that has been in the works for a year. The teachers all throughout the school were asked to come up with some new classes that could be offered, and they came up with quite a few. A class that is a new elective, that will be a full credit, is Journalism Video.

This class is not the same as Film and Video. This class would be taught by English teacher, Tricia King. She has multiple goals for this class such as, the students being able to learn how to use all of the equipment properly, knowing the basics of being in a video journalism class, and to mainly have fun, yet get a lot of work done. The main and ultimate goal would to be able to produce a news show for the school. Starting out, the class would try to have one broadcast a week, the broadcasts hopefully starting in October.

King hopes to have enough students to have two broadcast teams. The two teams would rotate their shows every week, so it would be fair for everyone involved to get a chance to work on the broadcast. If all of the students work hard enough and we have all the equipment, a broadcast could potentially replace the morning announcements.

Eventually, King would want to progress to possibly making commercials for school events and upcoming things headed Ripley High School’s way. If the class gets a lot of attention and enough kids show an interest in it, there would probably be an advanced Journalism Video class in the 2013-2014 school year.

Haley Ford, a sophomore, who has taken an interest in this class early on, is very excited to take JV. Ford has been working with the new equipment, mainly the video cameras and the Mac, for quite a while now. She started by video taping the school’s Christmas play and also edited it. She stated that she is really excited to learn how to use all of the new equipment, and not just the cameras and computer.

“I’m looking forward to this class because it will be something new, and it will be good for the school. It will definitely be a good learning experience!” Ford said.

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