Ideas & Thoughts
Best YouTube Search
"news 30 high school"
http://vimeo.com/109767101 -- reports on spirit week, charity drive for homeless, 10 kids you'll meet in high school, how to log in to infinite campus
16 minutes, too long, -- reports on changing of the guard, parkour, etc.
Do we want to make a daily or a weekly?
Make sure to feature lots and lots and lots of students, staff, parents, and community members. :-)
Good interview question, and nice interspersing of interview answers and interviews. Good sound
Partner with a local TV News staff member and/or station; guest speaker, and go to visit
Use the news values to determine what stories to work on
Remember that many parents and community members will be watching
There should always be a written version
Each story / report should be on the web site separately from the entire newscast,
This class is a door into a future of storytelling, reporting, media, communication, broadcast, etc. Take it serious.
Nice throw from anchor to reporter; good talking points from reporter, on location is nice.
Daily on YouTube
Good, short, only 3 minutes
Clearly a bulletin sort
Good that people are talking
Nice use of greenscreen
Done via YouTube live stream
Nice back and forth between the anchors
Good multi camera zooming
Teachers get mohawks and/or head shaved for a student who died
Wow, this anchor is excited, go Austin.
A teacher interview; make the subject fun
Very good sound
Note: Remember to show pictures from EVERY sport event. Solicit pictures from the athletes and/or spectators.
Funny angel/devil skit for anchor
"When things go wrong, don't go with them."
This week in history
"Respect, Responsibility, Safety"
5th tardy = detention commercial = but too long
Red ribbon week
Deodorant commercial lol
nice use of pull focus on skit, different angles for school play, good quotes
Science Fact of the Week -- but need titles
This is a weekly show
Good announcement from the high school
Nice reverse angles, slow mo -- should we have one project one that allows 2 to 5 days to complete?
There should be a quiz after every show, with a winners drawn from those that answered all the questions.
How do we improve upon our own PA announcements?
What do we want to people to feel while and after watching?
What do we want people to think while and after watching?
What do we want people to remember and talk about after watching?
Can the viewer remember anything from the report? Remember, that telling is not teaching.
Consider touring other school district programs, such as TK, Caledonia, etc.
Nice editing, multi angle/multi camera
Focus on amazing things, interesting things, cool things that our students are already doing: gymnastics, hockey, guitar,
Include something inspiring from the Internet
Water Polo story
If Wayland had a good pool, what other sports could we offer?
Very good interviewing, editing together the interviews. Good cover video
Trick or treat for UNICEF
"Service Hours" earned, probably signed by any staff member?
Great interview around campus question; very funny; what is your biggest fear
Awesome Announcement slides, done by the art class or an artistic computer students
Really high production value sports
Very good PAUSES between talking about each sport
Good video credits at the end
This is a monthly show
Includes pledge of allegiance
Includes Texas pledge
Moment of silence with a quote
Audio too loud on one segment
Trick or treat for coins OR for food
National Honor Society
Need to partner with an actual TV station; Wood TV; or more than one.
Organize five teams, each team that gets a day?
Have a feature story / advertisement for every club and every sport (and every elective class?)
How about a 1 question survey each day to everyone in the district?
Weather - green screen
not a full episode, more of just a couple stories
Nice background but too far back to see the anchors well
Door decorating contest
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