Parker TV Club
In this hands-on club, students learn the basics of video production – plus, what makes a newsworthy topic and good interviewing techniques. We even help other school groups make videos.
Parker TV Club is an after school club at the Parker School. It’s taught by CTM’s Dianne Sherratt-Steimel and supervised by teacher Jean Kennedy. With each passing year it becomes more integral to our lives. Introducing kids to the basic ways to communicate using video can help them later in life, whether they become a scientist who needs to give a presentation on a webcast or a social media director for an organization large or small. Of course, video production is also fun! Interested? firstname.lastname@example.org
Team 6-2 at mccarthy
Check out last year’s full-length final project created by Team 6-2, the students of Mrs. Martin and Mr. Felzani’s classes at McCarthy Middle School. It’s not only educational and informative, it’s fun!
For the last 20 years, Mrs. Martin and Mr. Felzani’s classes, or Team 6-2, have incorporated hands-on TV production into their curriculum. With the help of Chelmsford TeleMedia, each spring the students visit CTM’s professional studio to see how it works. Over the next few weeks, they write, shoot and edit their own video projects – called “remotes.” Back at the studio, some students operate cameras, others are “on air” talent, and others work the control room directing, operating the switcher or audio board. Together, they work to incorporate their studio segments and remotes into a full-length news broadcast. Many students get bitten by the TV bug and join CHSTv at Chelmsford High School. Some have even gone on to work in professional video production.