Broadcast gets new professional equipment

Before Thanksgiving break, the Broadcast Program received new equipment in order to aid them in their production.

The program received new cameras and lights, as well as a tricaster. Some lights and two green screens were donated. This equipment is similar to what professional broadcast and news programs use behind the scenes.

“All [of the broadcast team’s] equipment is real world,” Journalism and Tech Application Teacher Jamie Winkley said. “They’re going to experience what it’s like to use equipment that is industry specific to create the broadcast everyday.”

The broadcast program has a total of 14 students currently. They plan to split into an A and B team, then alternate weeks.

“Our goal in the second semester is to have daily video announcements created for the students by the students,” Winkley said. “Ideally they will prepare the announcements first and fifth period, and it will air during cave.”

The equipment will help the students create a program similar to something they may see on TV.

“Since seventh grade, I would watch the news and I would be like, ‘I want to do that’,” sophomore Amelia Bellosi said. “‘I want to edit the clips. I want to be on the TV’. I just thought it would be a really cool experience to do that. And now I will.”