We started this series off talking about the importance of a weather program in your school with the bottom line, “While other parts of your show may get stale, the weather story is constantly changing.”
What better way to hone your culinary skills than by inviting a master chef into your kitchen every week to personally teach you?
Halloween has no shortage of traditional images. Jack O’Lanterns. Skeletons. Ghosts. Black cats. And yes, witches.
Batman and Robin.
Abbott and Costello.
Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Lewis and Clark.
Penn and Teller.
Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Butch and Sundance.
Orville and Wilbur.
The first Writing in Stereo
The original Writing in Stereo was published online back in the late 1980's.
After attending a National Student convention, with on-site video competitions, I realize how important it was to offer practice contests to my students.
Giant asteroids, annihilation by aliens, fast-spreading plagues, nuclear holocaust, global warming. As Earthlings we have quite a bit to worry about.
Although it’s uncertain when the phrase was first put into use, a “social butterfly” was likely the forerunner of a “people person”
When I was a teenager, I had a huge crush on Audie Murphy after watching all of his movies.
Toward the end of the 14th century, English poet Geoffrey Chaucer penned a collection of stories called The Canterbury Tales.
There has never been a better time for video producers to promote and distribute their own work.
The dream sequence has been a popular visual tool since the inception of motion pictures. In a dream sequence, the videographer or filmmaker deliberately distorts the images (and often the sound as well) to create a surreal, dream-like effect.
When it comes to setting an otherworldly tone for a movie, is it any wonder that cemeteries often top the list?
An annual media/informational event for high school students enrolled and/or interested in the Audio/Video Technology and Film Programs throughout the state of Georgia.
Last month I talked about how the audio and video engineers undeservedly get the title of some of the most under-appreciated positions in the broadcast control room.
When I was in high school, the excited countdown to summer vacation began right after Easter.
Who is one of the most under-appreciated crew members on a student video production?
Eight years ago, Cleveland High School entered the world of live video streaming.
Like a lot of American households, ours is routinely inundated with several tons of mail order catalogues per year, only a third of which have items we’d ever actually think of purchasing.
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
It was W.C. Fields who famously cautioned fellow actors against ever working with animals or children.
It’s February. How are all those resolutions you made on New Year’s Day coming along?
This is the first in a series of articles where we will explore the different positions in a typical High School broadcast production control room.
Indoor plumbing, free soap, bath tubs and locks on the door are amenities that we take for granted when staying in modern hotels.
Fasten your seatbelts! I'm going to tell you something that will "stop the presses."
Once you've learned how to recognize and put together a riveting story and interview, then you must ask yourself: How do I tell it in front of the camera?
“Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology.
This month in School Video News we are starting a series of articles entitled “Teaching The Control Room.”
Every day radio and television news reporters scan their morning newspapers and rewrite print news to broadcastnews style.
In 1951, a man named Joe Franklin debuted a new television program that would become the forerunner of today’s popular talk shows.
There’s no question that politics can be a hot-button issue in a lot of people’s lives. Whether it’s an election for student body officers or aggressive campaigns for the country’s presidency,
Although no one was writing down rules during prehistoric times, it’s nonetheless likely that the offspring of our primitive ancestors were engaging in some sort of games (and not just to run off energy).
For over 400 years, much ado has been made about the true authorship of Shakespeare’s 37 plays and 154 sonnets.
Even when I was a young struggling actress, I managed to acquire a lot of “stuff” – stuff that seemed to take forever to pack and unpack whenever I moved to a new address.
A video profile introduces an audience to an important person and a story waiting to be told.
When I was in high school, there were three sets of twins – two fraternal and one identical – all of whom were fascinating to the rest of us.
Given that many school video projects involve a lot of screen capture and recording, ideally you’ll want something that can handle the on-screen recording, editing and exporting right from within the software.
Another year of PBS NewsHour Extra’s Student Reporting Labs program is underway with a brand new batch of participating schools.
How to Make a Ghost - You don't need any supernatural power to create a real video ghost, it's all in the production techniques and the storytelling art.
Like a lot of kids, I grew up thinking that monsters lived in my closet. I had no particular reason for believing this, of course, nor did I ever ponder why they could be kept so easily at bay by a Tinkerbelle nightlight, an open bedroom door and a cadre of vigilant stuffed animals.
When I was in first grade at Riverside Elementary there was a Friday morning tradition called “Show and Tell” in which everyone was supposed to bring in something interesting to talk about.
Ah, the dance! Whether you love it or loathe it, your feelings about getting on a dance floor likely derive from past experiences.
Ever since the first public school in America was established in 1635 by the Puritans, there is one thing that students can always count on hearing when they return to the classroom after three months off: “Write an essay titled ‘How I Spent My Summer Vacation’.”
June 17th is National Apple Strudel Day. No, you don’t get a day off from school, your parents don’t get a day off from work,
For as many conversations as we participate in or listen to every day, capturing a similar rhythm and realism in a screenplay isn’t as easy as you’d think.
Part two of the original Writing in Stereo. Its purpose was to apply creative radio dramatics to all aspects of the teaching of high school English.