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Stephanie Schneck

Mrs. Schneck has over 20 years in education, joining Conrad Weiser in 2005. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Elizabethtown College and her Masters of Urban Education from Alvernia University. Mrs. Schneck holds Pennsylvania teaching certifications in both English and Communications.

Mrs. Schneck teaches Digital Film and Video and Broadcast Journalism in the high school. She is also the advisor to CWTV, Conrad Weiser Television: https://goo.gl/hZJ5qu, and the multimedia on-line newspaper, The Scout: http://cwscout.org.

Her 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.


email: s_schneck@conradweiser.org



Clubs and Activities


CWTV:

https://goo.gl/hZJ5qu

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:

http://cwscout.org

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 as well as those students who sign up for the Tuesday and Thursday PLT.




Course Offerings

Course Offerings

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HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Course Offerings:

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:

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.





Links

Links:

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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