CWTV is all about developing skills around creating short films and creative projects with an emphasis on scripting, cinematography, directing, editing, and polishing these projects for submission at high school film festivals. Our goal is to reinforce the importance of effective writing and communication skills, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving abilities while working with state-of-the-art technology.
Mr. Price teaches Digital Film and Video and Broadcast Journalism in the high school. He is also the advisor to student run CWTV, Conrad Weiser Television, which airs daily morning announcements for all students and faculty in the high school.
His students regularly participate in the following film festivals: Greenfield Youth Film Festival, CSPAN StudentCam Video Competition, Millersville University High School Film Festival, All American Film Festival, and the Ten Day Film Challenge.
HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Digital Film and Video:
Basic Digital Video and Film is an introductory course designed to introduce the students to the world of video and the basics of media production. Through a variety of projects the students will learn the three phases of the production process, script writing, effective camera shooting techniques, video editing techniques as well as how to add music, titles and narration to their video using Final Cut Pro X. Students enrolled in Digital Video and Film I will also study the basics of studio production, basic interviewing, field production, and broadcast journalism culminating in several live news broadcasts. This course serves as a prerequisite for all other courses in the television production program. This course is open to students in grades 9 through 12.
Digital Film and Video II:
Digital Video and Film II will provide students interested in more advanced video production the opportunity to expand and develop beyond the first level course. It is designed for students who have already taken Digital Video and Film I and received instructor approval for the advanced level. In this course students will continue to build on the fundamental processes previously learned in beginning digital video and expand their editing, filming, and production techniques. Students enrolled in Digital Video and Film II write, film and produce numerous professional pieces for submission to various student film festivals and competitions. This course is open to students in grades 10 through 12 with instructor permission.
Digital Film and Video III and IV:
In this advanced course, students will receive advanced instruction in television and video production. Students enrolled in Digital Video and Film III will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas, film and edit video segments, and meet deadlines in the creation of a weekly news magazine broadcast. In addition, these students will focus on the creation of an individual online website portfolio showcasing their digital media skills. Digital Video and Film III students take part in the annual spring 10- Day film festival, work for a client, and are also responsible for the creation of the senior video content that makes up the Senior Class DVD. Only students who exhibit superior abilities and work ethic will be eligible to enroll in this course and will be admitted by instructor appointment only. Open to students in grades 11 and 12.
Broadcast Journalism will introduce students to all aspects of broadcast journalism, from live studio production to feature news reporting. The primary focus of this course is non-fiction storytelling. Students in Broadcast Journalism will learn the techniques of live studio production and apply this knowledge in the daily morning announcements broadcast. Students will research, write, interview, film and edit weekly news feature packages and apply their study of documentary filmmaking through participation in student film documentary competitions like CSPAN StudentCam and National History Day. In addition, focusing on digital literacy, Broadcast Journalism students will maintain a CWTV website, entitled “The Scout,” to create an on-line news media presence for their stories and special segments about our school. Open to students in grades 10 through 12.
Conrad Weiser Television, CWTV, is a student-led broadcasting club that is responsible for the filming and coverage of all Conrad Weiser High School extracurricular activities. The active club films the drama club play, spring musical, sporting events, the Vesper’s service, the Jazz festival, graduation and much more. CWTV also plans and produces the annual fall Weiser’s Got Talent competition. Students in CWTV are also responsible for the daily live announcements broadcast.
The Scout is a multi-media, on-line newspaper that covers the happenings at Conrad Weiser High School. The Scout is run by the students in the Broadcast Journalism class.
April 28, 2021: https://youtu.be/-bvinbggSGM
April 27, 2021: https://youtu.be/t4eK54niAlo
April 22, 2021: https://youtu.be/HQn8m1KBpr4
April 20, 2021: https://youtu.be/xMKCjq17pc0
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April 15, 2021: https://youtu.be/cTGwv38ds1I
April 12, 2021: https://youtu.be/if9Yl4enPTo
April 9, 2021: https://youtu.be/UiyR6-Oeiow
April 8, 2021: https://youtu.be/VIGXhAbA_vw
April 6, 2021: https://youtu.be/RzMfn4C0_WQ
March 30, 2021: https://youtu.be/V-AdjP1f_Vw
March 29, 2021: https://youtu.be/sx9iPyVrEH8
March 26, 2021: https://youtu.be/M5gfWnt5K2c
March 23, 2021: https://youtu.be/-jFeLxw71n0
March 22, 2021: https://youtu.be/e0i6D3f2gNs
March 18, 2021: https://youtu.be/dmgcTipRzpY
March 16, 2021: https://youtu.be/1Qva6U4BvPI
March 15, 2021: https://youtu.be/Sgi3faeqGYI
March 12, 2021: https://youtu.be/xW4KGfbD-qM
March 11, 2021: https://youtu.be/4ox-k-y8B3s
March 9, 2021: https://youtu.be/0udAHm-Apck
March 8, 2021: https://youtu.be/2Ux9XYBO_dY
March 5, 2021: https://youtu.be/kScrsqb6iMg
March 4, 2021: https://youtu.be/8ScXR78XZrg
March 2, 2021: https://youtu.be/Yth07XihbKs
March 1, 2021: https://youtu.be/dZPyFONFC0Y
Click on each title to take you to their website.
Greenfield Youth Film Festival: http://www.greenfieldfilmfestival.org
All American High School Film Festival: https://www.hsfilmfest.com
CSPAN StudentCam Video Competition: http://www.studentcam.org
Ten Day Film Challenge: http://www.tendayfilm.org
CWTV YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz28_8v9TS25WU8_v4HO-2w