Huntington High School’s new video broadcasting program will expand next year. Huntington School Board members have approved creation of a new Video Broadcasting II course. Trustees took the action earlier this week at a public meeting at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School.
The district’s Subject Matter Council approved the new course on October 19 and the Educational Development Committee followed with its approval on November 2.
The course will be available to students in grades 10-12 who have completed either Video Broadcasting I or Creative Video I courses. The estimated annual enrollment in the new course is 8-12 students.
“This course will allow students to expand on the knowledge and skills gained from Video Broadcasting I,” states the new course proposal. “Students will use their previous learnings and experience of various positions in and around the control room and studio. They will research topics, write scripts and screenplays, direct, produce, and film for weekly broadcasting episodes of Blue Devil News. Hands-on, real-life experiences using industry level equipment such as Premiere Pro and Tricaster technology will be used as students continue to accumulate knowledge of the broadcasting industry.”
Officials said the new course will serve as the “next step” in the program following Video Broadcasting I or Creative Video I for students “who would like to continue developing their understanding of the broadcasting content, equipment and technologies,” according to the new course proposal. “The course will allow for a deeper dive into content creation, production packages, and advanced uses of related software and hardware.”
Huntington UFSD has constructed a video broadcasting studio complete with a control room, cameras and broadcasting room and set.