MARCH 2017 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN
3/23 and 3/30 Movie/Drama Club Meetings 
3/25 Prom Fashion Show
3/13 Winter Sports Awards
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - SEMESTER 2 CLASSES - PERIODS 1, 3 & 8
Students completed work on Sports Awards video montages.  The completed videos were reviewed in class and shown during the special event. Students then created original music using the GarageBand app. These were as broadcast on NPTV. They started planning their next project, a Public Service Announcement.
 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 5
Groups completed work on the documentary project. Started production on the lighting project. Groups are working on a production unit involving lighting effects. They were introduced to three-point-lighting techniques. They were asked to produce a short movie utilizing dramatic lighting to help tell the story.
  
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 5
Students completed work on the documentary project. Started production on the lighting project. Advanced students are directing movies involving lighting effects. They were asked to produce a short movie utilizing dramatic lighting to help tell the story.
 
FEBRUARY 2017 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN
2/16 Movie/Drama Club Meeting 

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - SEMESTER 2 CLASSES - PERIODS 1, 3 & 8
Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the Smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.
 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 5
Groups are working on a documentary production unit. They were introduced to different documentary styles: expository, participatory and observational.
 
LEVEL 3 - ADV. VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 5
Students are working on a documentary production unit. They were introduced to different documentary styles: expository, participatory and observational. Advanced students were assigned to be directors of the documentaries.
 
 
JANUARY 2017 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN
1/19 Movie/Drama Club Meeting
1/11 Salt Brook Spelling Bee

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 3 & 8
Students completed work shooting and editing Talk Shows, the multi-camera studio project. Students took midterm exams/SGO tests  to complete the Semester course.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 5
Students completed work shooting and editing Talk and Game Shows, the multi-camera studio project.
LEVEL 3 - ADV. VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 5
Students completed work shooting and editing Talk and Game Shows.  They also completed the rough edit of the MUJC Promotional video.
 
DECEMBER 2016 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
12/5  Sports Awards screenings -produced by Media Design students
12/1 Movie/Drama Club Meeting
12/7 Movie/Drama Club Organizational Meeting

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 3 & 8
Students completed work on editing music montage videos for the High School Sports Awards. They then worked to compose original NPTV music for the Sports Awards videos using GarageBand. They started planning Talk Shows scripts for a multi-camera studio project. Period 8 also produced two short commercials.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 5
Video Design students completed work on Morning News videos and silent movie projects. For the Silent Movie, their objective was to tell a simple story using various types of shots, music, but no dialogue.
LEVEL 3 - ADV. VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 5
Advanced Video Design students completed work on the silent movie project.  They also recorded scenes on location for the MUJC Promotional video.
 
NOVEMBER 2016 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
11/17 - Choral Recital videotaped by Media Design Students
11/17 - Senior Citizen Luncheon videotaped by Adv. Video Design students
11/17 - "39 Steps" NPHS Play videotaped by Media Design students
11/3 Movie/Drama Club Meeting

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 3 & 8
Students completed a public service announcements for NPTV. Each group created an original dramatic video with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class. Students then started work on editing music montage videos for the High School Sports Awards.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 5
Video Design students completed work on Morning News videos and silent movie projects. For the Silent Movie, their objective was to tell a simple story using various types of shots, music, but no dialogue.
LEVEL 3 - ADV. VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 5
Advanced Video Design students completed work on Short Dramatic Movie project. They then acted as producers and directors for the silent movie projects. 
 
OCTOBER 2016 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
Boys Varsity Soccer
Varsity Volleyball 
Morning News video (Spirit Week by Advanced Video)
Girls Varsity Soccer 
Girls Tennis
10/27 League of Women Voters Presentation  
10/20 Movie/Drama Club Meeting

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1, 3 & 8
Students completed a New Crew Introduction movie for NPTV. Each group created an original story featuring cameos from all the  students in the class. They edited the projects, adding transitions,  titles and music in iMovie. The completed movies were reviewed in class and broadcast on NPTV. Groups started planning their public service announcements. 
 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 5
Students completed a New Crew Introduction video for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed video was reviewed in class and broadcast on NPTV. Groups started planning their Morning News video projects. 
 
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 4 & 5
Advanced students planned and videotaped a short movie project. Their aim is to produce a movie that can be shown on the local television station and be submitted to student film festivals. They are editing the movie using Final Cut Pro X.
 
SEPTEMBER 2016 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
9/22 Movie/Drama Club - officers meeting
Character Education videos

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1, 3 & 8
Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the Smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.

LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 5
First year students investigated future trends in television technology. Groups researched: television displays, video streaming, and new camera technologies. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.
 
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 4 & 5
The classes produced a short "Character Education" video for the school district. They also worked on a Training Video project. For this video they will created a demonstration tape. Subjects include: interviewing techniques, lighting, camera operation, video editing and the production process. Their audience is the first year video classes.
 
 
JUNE 2016 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
6/2 NPHS Senior Awards event
6/24 NPHS Graduation
6/21 Middle School Careers presentation
  
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1, 2 & 3
Completion of multi-camera Talk Shows. Completion of Sports Awards video edits. Final exams.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Students completed work on the Music Video project. Final exams.
 
 
MAY 2016 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
5/3 League of Women Voters presentation
5/13 NPHS Cinema Showcase event
5/26 NPHS Choral Concert
5/9  Boys Tennis
5/13 & 5/16 Baseball  
5/16 Girls and Boys Lax 
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1, 2 & 3
Completion of the Silent Movie project. Beginning work on multi-camera Talk Shows.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Students completed work on commercials. Produced movie scene re-creations. Started work on Music Video project.
 
 
APRIL 2016 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
4/26 BOE Budget Meeting
4/21 World Languages Honor Society Induction 
Baseball, Girls Lacrosse
 
MORNING NEWS SCREENINGS
4/8 Bystander PSA - Media Design
4/7 Digital Footprint PSA - Media Design 
4/6 Empathy PSA - Media Design
4/5 Social Media PSA - Media Design
4/4 HIB PSA - Media Design
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1, 2 & 3
Students completed Morning News PSAs. Started working on a Silent Movie project.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Students completed production on several documentaries for local television. They started work on commercials.
 
MARCH 2016 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
3/15 LWV Women's eNews Event
3/18 International Festival
 
MORNING NEWS SCREENINGS
3/18 Spread the Word - Media Design Per. 3
3/21 Food Bank - Media Design Per. 3 
3/29 G&G Fundraiser PSA
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1, 2 & 3
Students completed work on Sports Awards video montages.  The completed videos were reviewed in class and shown during the special event. Students then created original music using the GarageBand app. These were as broadcast on NPTV. They started planning their next project, a Public Service Announcement.
 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Groups completed work on the Lighting Movie project. Started production on the Documentary for local television.
  
 
FEBRUARY 2016 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
2/9  Girls Varsity Basketball
2/23 Girl Varsity Basketball/Boys Varsity basketball
 
MORNING NEWS SCREENINGS
2/19 Relay For Life - PSA - Video Design Per. 8

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1, 2 & 3
Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the Smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.
 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Groups are working on a production unit involving lighting effects. They were introduced to three-point-lighting techniques. They were asked to produce a short movie utilizing dramatic lighting to help tell the story.
 
 
JANUARY 2016 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
1/13 Salt brook Spelling Bee
1/19 NP Varsity Swimming @ Scotch Plains
 
MORNING NEWS SCREENINGS
1/8 Bullying PSA - Video Design Per. 8
1/11 Mr. Arnold - Video Design Per. 7
1/15 Girls Basketball Preview - Video Design Per. 7
1/19 Phys. Ed. Department - Video Design Per. 7
1/22 Mrs. McGraw - Video Design Per. 7

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1, 2 & 3
Students completed their next project, the multi-camera studio Talk Show project. Each class produced several show that were reviewed in class and shown on NPTV. Students completed their SGO tests. The SGO was a combination of written and lab editing.
 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Students completed their next project, the multi-camera studio Talk or Game Show project. Each class produced several show that were reviewed in class and shown on NPTV.
 
 
 
DECEMBER 2015 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1, 2 & 3
Students completed work on Sports Awards video montages.  The completed videos were reviewed in class and shown during the special event. Students then created original music using the GarageBand app. These were as broadcast on NPTV. They started planning their next project, the multi-camera studio talk show.
 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Students completed work morning news segments for NPTV. Each group chose a subject that would interest the school community. They videotaped and edited the story in a two minute video. The completed videos were reviewed in class and many were shown during the high school homeroom. They were also broadcast on NPTV. 
 
NOVEMBER 2015 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
11/16 - League of Women Voters - Politics & Money Presentation
11/12 - Choral Recital videotaped by Media Design Students
11/12 - Senior Citizen Luncheon videotaped by Video Design students

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 2 & 3
Students completed a public service announcements for NPTV. Each group created an original dramatic video with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class. Students then started work on editing music montage videos for the High School Sports Awards.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Video Design students completed work on silent movie projects. Their objective was to tell a simple story using various types of shots, music, but no dialogue.
 
 
OCTOBER 2015 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
Girls Tennis
Varsity Football

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1, 2 & 3
Students completed a New Crew Introduction video for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed video was reviewed in class and broadcast on NPTV. Groups started planning their public service announcements. 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Students completed a New Crew Introduction video for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed video was reviewed in class and broadcast on NPTV. Groups started planning their silent movies. 
 
 
SEPTEMBER 2015 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
Girls Varsity Soccer 
Varsity Volleyball 
League of Women Voters Presentation 
Character Education videos

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1, 2 & 3
Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the Smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.

LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
First year students investigated future trends in television technology. Groups researched: television displays, video streaming, and new camera technologies. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.
 
JUNE 2015 - MONTHLY REPORT
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING  
Senior Awards
High School Graduation
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students completed worked on several talk show projects. They then produced a public service announcement, finally Spring Sports Awards videos. 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Students successfully completed production on the movie scene recreation project. They also produced several Spring Sports Awards videos.
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 4 & 7
Students successfully completed production on the movie scene recreation project. They also produced several Spring Sports Awards videos. 
MAY 2015 - MONTHLY REPORT
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING  
Varsity Tennis
Boys Lacrosse
Softball 
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students worked on producing several talk shows.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Students completed several music videos. The started work on recreating a scene from a well known movie.
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 4 & 7 - Directing movie recreations.
 
APRIL 2015 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
BOE Budget Meeting
Baseball, Girls Lacrosse
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students worked on producing a 30 or 60 second commercial.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Students completed production on several documentaries for local television. They also produced several music videos.
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 4 & 7
Directing: students completed several documentaries for local television. They also produced several music videos. 
MARCH 2015 - MONTHLY REPORT

NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
3/12 HS Musical Rehearsal videotaping
3/18 NPEF March Mayhem Basketball
3/28 Prom fashion Show
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students created highlights videos for the HIgh School Sports Awards. They also worked on producing several documentaries for local television. Groups began working on scripts and storyboard plans for public service announcements.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 7
Students planned and produced several documentaries for local television.
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 4 & 7
Advanced students were directors on the documentary productions.
 
FEBRUARY 2015 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING  
2/14 Boys basketball
2/10 Varsity Wrestling
2/6 Salt Brook Tiger Cubs 
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the Smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. . Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 7 
Groups are working on a production unit involving lighting effects. They were introduced to three-point-lighting techniques. They were asked to produce a short movie utilizing dramatic lighting to help tell the story.
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 4 & 7
Advanced students acted as producers on the lighting movie productions.
 
 
JANUARY 2015 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
1/6 - NPHS Varsity Swimming @ Summit
1/12- League of Women Voters - Trafficking Presentation
1/14 - Salt Brook Spelling Bee
1/30 - Tiger Cubs Studio Visit 
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Groups continued working on a series of Talk Shows for NPTV. These shows are produced using multi-camera studio techniques and live switching. Each group is to produce 3 shows. Students rotate through the different studio production jobs. Several of their shows have been screened on NPTV.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 7 
Groups continued working on a series of Talk Shows/Game Shows for NPTV. These shows are produced using multi-camera studio techniques and live switching. Each group is to produce 3 shows. Students rotate through the different studio production jobs. 
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 4 & 7
Advanced students acted as producers on the talk and game show productions.
 
DECEMBER 2014 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
12/17 Video Design students videotaped the HS Holiday Concert.

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students completed work morning news segments for NPTV. Each group chose a subject that would interest the school community. They videotaped and edited the story in a two minute video. The completed videos were reviewed in class and shown during the high school homeroom. Most were as broadcast on NPTV. 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 7
Video Design students completed work on their commercials. They started planning studio shows. These talk and game shows will be created using four camera live studio recording.  
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 4 & 7
Advanced students acted as directors on commercial projects and producers on the talk and game show productions.
 
NOVEMBER 2014 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
11/17 - League of Women Voters -Politics Presentation
11/23 - Choral Recital videotaped by Media Design Students
11/23 - Senior Citizen Luncheon

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students completed a public service announcements for NPTV. Each group created an original dramatic video with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class. Most were broadcast on NPTV.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 7
Video Design students were involved in producing several commercials for fictional products.  
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 4 & 7
Advanced students acted as directors on commercial projects. 
 
OCTOBER 2014 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
Girls Tennis

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students completed a New Crew Introduction video for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed video was reviewed in class and broadcast on NPTV. 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 7
Video Design students produced several silent movies. The object was to learn how to effectively storyboard a dramatic video. Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV. 
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 4 & 7
Advanced students acted as directors on Silent Movie projects. Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.
 
 
SEPTEMBER 2014 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - SCHOOL - TOWN - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
Girls Varsity Soccer 
Varsity Football
Varsity Volleyball 
Boys Varsity Soccer

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the Smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.

LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 7
First year students investigated future trends in television technology. Groups researched: television displays, video streaming, and new camera technologies. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.
 
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 4 & 7
The classes produced a short "School News" video for the respect initiative. The video was played to all high school students during Home Room. They also worked on a Training Video project. For this video they will created a demonstration tape. Subjects include: interviewing techniques, lighting, camera operation, video editing and the production process. Their audience is the first year video classes.
 
 
 
JUNE 2014 - MONTHLY REPORT
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING  
6/5 Senior Awards
6/20 High School Graduation
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students completed worked on several talk show projects. They then produced a public service announcement, finally Spring Sports Awards videos.
They also completed work on two important video projects for the School District: the "NP Education Foundation Promotional" and the "Kindness Counts Update". 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Students successfully completed production on the movie scene recreation project. They also produced several Spring Sports Awards videos.
 
MAY 2014 - MONTHLY REPORT
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING  
5/9 Varsity Tennis
5/12 Boys Lacrosse
5/13 Softball
5/26 Memorial Day 
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students worked on producing several talk shows.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Students completed several music videos. The started work on recreating a scene from a well known movie.
 
APRIL 2014 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
4/24 BOE Budget Meeting
4/25 Baseball, Girls Lacrosse
4/25 Girl Scouts Studio Tour
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students worked on producing a 30 or 60 second commercial.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Students completed production on several documentaries for local television. They also produced several music videos.
 
MARCH 2014 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
3/10 League of Women Voters Presentation - American Red Cross
3/19 NPEF March Mayhem Basketball
3/24 Den 6 Tiger Cubs Studio Tour
3/25 Den 7 Tiger Cubs Studio Tour
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students worked on a Promotional video project. Subjects included: Keep it Positive, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (CRF), Relay for Life, School Spirit, and the New Providence Education Foundation (NPEF). Towards the end of the month groups began planning a commercial.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Students created highlights videos for the HIgh School Sports Awards. They also worked on producing several documentaries for local television.
 
FEBRUARY 2014 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
2/10 Prom Fashion Show
2/26 Salt Brook School Show 
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the Smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. . Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Groups are working on a production unit involving lighting effects. They were introduced to three-point-lighting techniques. They were asked to produce a short movie utilizing dramatic lighting to help tell the story.
 
JANUARY 2014 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
1/15 Salt Brook Spelling Bee
1/16 Varsity Girls Basketball  
1/23 Varsity Boys Basketball 
1/23 Varsity Swimming 
1/28 Varsity Wrestling 
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Groups continued working on a series of Talk Shows for NPTV. These shows are produced using multi-camera studio techniques and live switching. Each group is to produce 3 shows. Students rotate through the different studio production jobs. 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Groups continued working on a series of Talk Shows/Game Shows for NPTV. These shows are produced using multi-camera studio techniques and live switching. Each group is to produce 3 shows. Students rotate through the different studio production jobs. 
 
DECEMBER 2013 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
HS Holiday Concert
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
First year students completed work on Sports Awards videos. Groups started working on a series of Talk Shows for NPTV. These shows are produced using multi-camera studio techniques and live switching. Each group is to produce 3 shows. Students rotate through the different studio production jobs. Students were tested on the essential questions and skills they have learned so far.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Video Design students Completed a Commercial production project. Their objective was to make a sales piece for a fictional product. Groups started working on a series of Talk Shows/Game Shows for NPTV. These shows are produced using multi-camera studio techniques and live switching. Each group is to produce 3 shows. Students rotate through the different studio production jobs. Students were tested on the essential questions and skills they have learned so far.
 
NOVEMBER 2013 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
Thanksgiving football. 
 Choral Recital/Senior Lunch/Fall Play
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
First year students completed Public Service Announcements for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class and will be broadcast on NPTV. Some of these PSAs will also be considered for the HS Morning News presentation. Groups started working on Sports Awards videos.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Video Design students Completed a Silent Movie project. Their objective was to produce a movie using appropriate shots. They could add titles, music and sound effects, but no dialogue was allowed. They learned how to use a storyboard to show the framing of the shots for each scene. They were given the option of using the Storyboards app (clipart) on the iPad, or creating a hardcopy with pen and pencil on a provided paper template.
 
OCTOBER 2013 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING 
Tennis, Boys & Girls Soccer, two # volleyball games and two ^ football games. 
 Teacher supervised,  # with Media Design students, ^ with Video Design students
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Period 1 students completed a New Crew Introduction video for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed video was reviewed in class and broadcast on NPTV.
Period 3 students were involving in producing a "Kindness Counts" video to promote the new School District initiative. They also travelled to record the event at both elementary schools.
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Video Design students produced television shows based a round several interviews. Each group produced a script, recorded interviews and edited the video adding music and appropriate visuals. Many of these videos are being shown on NPTV.
 
SEPTEMBER 2013 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 3
Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the Smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. . Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.

LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
First year students investigated future trends in television technology. Groups researched: television displays, video streaming, and new camera technologies. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.
 
 
 
 
 
 
JUNE 2013 - MONTHLY REPORT 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
* Teacher supervised, ^ with Advanced Video students, # with Level 1 and 2 students
6/25/13 - HS Graduation * #
6/6/13 - Senior Awards *
 
VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Groups completed work on a music video project.
 
MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 3
First year students completed several studio talk and game shows. The students used the multi-camera studio setup with switcher and intercom system. They rotated through the different jobs: host, director, floor manager, technical director, camera operator, teleprompter operator. each group got to produce at least one show for NPTV.
 
ADVANCED VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Students completed work on the music video project. Advanced students acted as directors, managing a small group of Video Design students.
 
MAY 2013 - MONTHLY REPORT
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
* Teacher supervised, ^ with Advanced Video students, # with Level 1 and 2 students
5/20/13 - League of Women Voters - "Union County Freeholders" *     
5/16/13 - Varsity Baseball *
5/10/13 - Varsity Softball *
5/9/13 - Varsity Tennis *
 
VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Studio sitcom scene recreation project was completed.
Group began working on a music video project.
 
MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 3
First year students completed several studio talk and game shows. The students used the multi-camera studio setup with switcher and intercom system. They rotated through the different jobs: host, director, floor manager, technical director, camera operator, teleprompter operator. each group got to produce at least one show for NPTV.
 
ADVANCED VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Students completed work on the sitcom recreation project. They continued in their leadership roles for the music video project.
 
APRIL 2013 - MONTHLY REPORT
VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
First year students completed the final edit of their lighting movie.  Each group created an original video with titles and music. The students completed a written critique in class. Several videos were screened on NPTV.
Students began preproduction work on a sit-com recreation project. The groups will select a scene from a classic show: cast the parts, set up the soundstage, rehearse the script, then shoot the scene "live" in the studio using multi-camera switching.
 
MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 3
First year students completed Public Service Announcements for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class and will be broadcast on NPTV in May. Some of these PSAs will also be considered a HS Morning News videos.
 
ADVANCED VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Students continued in their group leadership roles. They completed work on the lighting production project. Advanced students continued their leadership role into the next project. They will act as directors on the sitcom studio shoot.
 
MARCH 2013 - MONTHLY REPORT
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
* Teacher supervised, ^ with Advanced Video students, # with Level 1 and 2 students
3/8/13 - Cub Scouts visit *     
 
 
 
3/14/13 - HS Musical * #
3/20/13 - March Mayhem * #
3/21/13 - BOE Budget Presentation *
 
VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
First year students completed a rough edit of their lighting movie. Students were encouraged to focus on using the dramatic lighting techniques to help advance the story. They wrote a script and drew a detailed storyboard prior to videotaping. Each group created an original video with titles and music. 
 
MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 3
Students worked on a series of short videos for the HS Winter Sports Awards and a series of Morning News videos. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class and will be broadcast on NPTV in December.
 
ADVANCED VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Students continued in their group leadership roles. They continued working on the lighting production project.
 
FEBRUARY 2013 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
* Teacher supervised, ^ with Advanced Video students, # with Level 1 and 2 students
2/11/13 - Prom Fashion Show *
2/14/13 - Varsity Boys Basketball (training)*
2/28/13 - Cub Scouts visit *
 
VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Students completed the documentary production project.
Several of the completed videos are being screened on local television.
 
MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 3
Semester 2 students completed the television history introduction presentation.
Subjects chosen included: social impact, analogue vs. digital television, networks and television genres.
All these videos were screened on NPTV.
 
ADVANCED VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 7 & 8
Students continued in their group leadership roles. They completed the documentary production project.
Most of their videos were considered appropriate for NPTV.
 
 
JANUARY 2013 - MONTHLY REPORT

NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
* Teacher supervised, ^ with Advanced Video students, # with Level 1 and 2 students
1/16/13 - Salt Brook Spelling Bee *
1/18/13 - Cub Scouts *
1/29/13 - Varsity Swimming  *
1/31/13 - Varsity Girls Basketball *
 
VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
Students completed a various studio based talk shows. The videos were evaluated in class. The best shows were put on NPTV. Midterm Exams were taken in-class.
Groups started work on the documentary project. Subjects include: the High School Musical, TV Class, iPads, Language Arts teachers, Senior Teachers (over 20 years), a student "day in the life", Dr. Mason, the Girls Varsity Basketball team and Varsity Wrestling.  Students were encouraged to focus on using behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and archive photographs to tell their story. A script outline was written to show how the video would be structured.
 
MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 3
Students completed a various studio based talk shows. The videos were evaluated in class. The best shows were put on NPTV. Final Exams were taken in-class.
 
ADVANCED VIDEO DESIGN - PERIOD 7 & 8
Advanced students successfully produced a short iPad introduction video to be shown to the high school during homeroom. Later, they started work on the documentary project. Advanced students were given leadership roles in groups with first years students. They were encouraged to focus on using behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and archive photographs to tell their story. A script outline was written to show how the video would be structured. 
Midterm Exams were taken in-class.
 
DECEMBER 2012 - MONTHLY REPORT

NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
* Teacher supervised, ^ with Advanced Video students, # with Level 1 and 2 students
12/12/12 - HS Holiday Concert *

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
First year students worked on a Talk Show project. Several shows were produced rotating the students through all the jobs on the studio crew. All students gained experience doing camera work, directing, camera switching, sound recording, art directing and floor managing. They wrote a script for the teleprompter prior to videotaping.
Each group edited their video adding titles and music.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 3
Students completed a second "Talk Show" project using live studio production skills. Each student produced a show. The rest of the class helped setup the equipment, rehearse and videotape the show. Each student then edited their own show adding music and titles.

ADVANCED VIDEO DESIGN - PERIOD 7 & 8
Advanced students completed several of Talk Show videos for NPTV.  Advanced students operated as directors and producers. They were responsible for organizing the first year video students on various television shows.

Advanced students also spent time editing various event videos for the School District.
 
NOVEMBER 2012- MONTHLY REPORT

NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
* Teacher supervised, ^ with Advanced Video students, # with Level 1 and 2 students
Thanksgiving Football vs. GL  * #
Senior Citizen Day (Choral / Lunch)  * #
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 3
First year students completed Public Service Announcements for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class and will be broadcast on NPTV in December. Students were also working on a series of short videos for the HS Fall Sports Awards.
 
LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS  4, 7 & 8
First year students worked on a Silent Movie project. Students are learning how to select and story board the correct type of shots to tell their story. Each group is creating an original video with titles and music. The best videos will be broadcast on NPTV in December.

LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 7 & 8
Advanced students acted as producers and directors on the Silent Movie projects. They were in charge of a small production group made up of first year students.
 
OCTOBER 2012 - MONTHLY REPORT

NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
* Teacher supervised, ^ with Advanced Video students, # with Level 1 and 2 students
NP LWV Candidates Forum *
Girls Varsity Soccer *
Boys Varsity Soccer *
Varsity Track / Volleyball / Girls Tennis *
Middle School Career Day Event *#
 
LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 3
First year students completed two projects.
The first was the creation of a New Crew Introduction video for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class and have been submitted for NPTV review.
 
LEVEL-2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS  4, 7 & 8
First year students created New Crew Trailers for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with titles and music. The Class then voted for their favorite, and that was later aired on NPTV.
Groups also worked with Mrs. Moser's Graphic Arts students to create Commercials for the Innovation Challenge Competition.

LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 7 & 8
Students completed work on a Training Video project. For this video they will create a demonstration tape. Subjects include: interviewing techniques, lighting, camera operation, video editing and the production process. Their audience is first year high school video students.
 
SEPTEMBER 2012 - MONTHLY REPORT 
 

LEVEL 1 - MEDIA DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 3
Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the Smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. . Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.

LEVEL 2 - VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4, 7 & 8
First year students investigated future trends in television technology. Groups researched: television displays, video streaming, and new camera technologies. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. Many of these videos will be shown on NPTV.
 
LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIODS 7 & 8
Each class produced a short "School News" video to be played to all high school students during Home Room. Towards the end of the month, they began working on a Training Video project. For this video they will create a demonstration tape. Subjects include: interviewing techniques, lighting, camera operation, video editing and the production process. Their audience is the first year video classes.


 
 
JUNE 2012 - MONTHLY REPORT
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
*Teacher supervised, ^ with Advanced Video students, # with First Year students
6/20/12 - High School Graduation * #
6/7/12 - High School Senior Awards *
 
VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 7
 First year students completed work on a music video Project. The project began with a teacher led discussion of the development of this genre of movie making, followed by diagnosis of various commercial and student music videos. Finally, each group chose a commercial song to promote. They created a detailed plan, including: storyboard, locations lists, talent, logistics, schedule.
 
MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Students worked in pairs to produce several short highlights videos for the High School Spring Sports Awards. These videos were later adapted for use on NPTV.
A DVD of the Sports Awards videos has been made available for sale as a Booster Club fundraiser.
 
ADVANCED VIDEO / VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 8
Second year students completed work on a music video Project. The project began with a teacher led discussion of the development of this genre of movie making, followed by diagnosis of various commercial and student music videos. Finally, each group chose a commercial song to promote. They created a detailed plan, including: storyboard, locations lists, talent, logistics, schedule.
 
MAY 2012 - MONTHLY REPORT 
 
NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
5/24/12 - Senior Awards Breakfast ^
5/14/12 - Mayors Forum Rescue Squad  * ^
5/9/12 - NJ League of Women Voters/AAUW - Women in Politics presentation * # ^

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 7
Groups completed work on a Sit-com Recreation Project. Their objective was produce a copy of an existing scene. 
This required: the group - researching the script, casting and rehearsing the actors. The student director was in charge of planning the camera angles for the four-camera 'live' switched recording. The team then added appropriate music and sound effects to enhance the scene. The final productions were evaluated alongside the original broadcast sitcom scene.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Students are creating studio talk shows for NPTV. They are learning how to produce programs using multi-camera switching and the Panasonic AVCAM HD cameras.

ADVANCED VIDEO / VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 8
Students are completing work on the Magazine Show Project.

APRIL 2012 - MONTHLY REPORT

NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
4/30/12 - Mayors Forum Rescue Squad  * ^# --- rescheduled
4/16/12 - NJ League of Women Voters "Hydro-Fracking" debate * #
EDITING: NPMS Orientation Video Presentation *

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 2 & 7
Groups completed production work on a Special Effects video using the Chromakey process and iMovie 11 software. Their final videos were in reviewed in class
and will be broadcast on NPTV in early May.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
First year students completed Public Service Announcements for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class and will be broadcast on NPTV in early May.

ADVANCED VIDEO / VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 4 & 8
Students completed planning,videotaping and editing sequences for their Magazine Show. They will record the hosting links in early May. The completed video will be reviewed in class and submitted to the NPTV advisory team for review.
Advanced (second year) students are acting as group leaders on the magazine show projects.

MARCH 2012 - MONTHLY REPORT

NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
3/30/12 - Salt Brook Tiger Cubs Studio Visit *
3/22/12 - BOE Budget Presentation *
3/15/12 - High School Musical "Pirates From Penzance"  *^#
3/7/12 - March Mayhem Basketball - NPEF Event *^#
3/1/12 - Salt Brook School Show ^


VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 2,4,7 & 8
Students completed a Documentary project. Subjects included: the High School Musical, TV Class, the Languages teachers, Chemistry Class, The School Nurse, Culinary Arts, Boys Lacrosse, Mrs. ZIrpoli and Mr. Siracusa.  Students were encouraged to focus on using behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and archive photographs to tell their story. A script outline was written to show how the video would be structured.
Each group created an video with titles and original music created by the students themselves. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted for NP-TV review
.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Students worked in pairs to produce several short highlights videos for the High School Winter Sports Awards. These videos were later adapted for use on NPTV.
A DVD of the Sports Awards videos has been made available for sale as a Booster Club fundraiser.
Towards the end of the Month, students began production on a short magazine-style video featuring news stories and the Spring Sports teams.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students acted as group leaders on various documentary projects.
They were also involved with several after school event video productions, see above.

FEBRUARY 2012 - MONTHLY REPORT

NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
2/06/12 - HS Prom fashion Show *^
2/01/12 - Salt Brook Women in Sports Presentation ^

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 2,4,7 & 8
First year students completed a Lighting Movie project, which included the creation of a 5 minute video. Students were encouraged to focus on using the dramatic lighting techniques to help advance the story. They wrote a script and drew a detailed storyboard prior to videotaping.
Each group created an original video with titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed and critiqued in class. The videos are evaluated by staff for possible NPTV broadcast.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. These videos are presently under review for NPTV.
Working in small production groups, students planned and videotaped a short "New Crew" video to present themselves to the NPTV audience. Each student prepared a short statement and this was incorporated into the script.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students were assigned producer/director positions on lighting movie production teams. They were responsible for the smooth running of their production team.Advanced students also completed several important videotaping assignments for the school district.

JANUARY 2012 - MONTHLY REPORT

NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
1/27/12 - HS Varsity Boys Basketball *^#
1/18/12 - Salt Brook 4 - 6 Grade Spelling Bee *#
1/13/12 - HS Varsity Girls Basketball *#
1/10/12 - HS Varsity track *^
1/05/12 - NP VS. Summit Varsity Swim Meet *
1/04/12 - NP VS. Scotch Plains - Varsity Wrestling *^#

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 2
,4,7 & 8
First year students completed a Commercial making project, marketing a fictional product by creating a 30 second video. They were encouraged to focus on using the correct types of shots to tell a story. They wrote a script and drew a detailed storyboard prior to videotaping.
Each group created an original video with titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted for NPTV review.


MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Media Design
students wrapped up their Semester course by making a commercial marketing a product by creating a 30 second video. They were encouraged to focus on using the correct types of shots to tell a story. They wrote a script and drew a detailed storyboard prior to videotaping.
Each group created an original video with titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NP-TV review.s.

ADVANCED VIDEO DESIGN - PERIOD 8
Advanced students are assigned to direct small production teams. They created several commercials for local television.
Students also spent time editing various recent event videos for the School District.



DECEMBER 2011 - MONTHLY REPORT

NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
12/14/11 - HS Holiday Concert
*

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 2, 4, 7 & 8
First year students completed a Talk Show project. Several shows were produced rotating the students through all the jobs on the studio crew. All students gained experience doing camera work, directing, camera switching, sound recording, art directing and floor managing. They wrote a script for the teleprompter prior to videotaping.
Each group edited their video adding titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and submitted to NPTV for review.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Students completed a second "Talk Show" project using live studio production skills. Each student produced a show. The rest of the class helped setup the equipment, rehearse and videotape the show. Each student then edited their own show adding music and titles. The completed videos were reviewed in class and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.
Media Design students combined with Mr. Duke's Broadcast Journalism class for Unit 5 of the semester course. Work was begun on a Magazine Show project, which is an opportunity for the two classes to work together on a more ambitious television program featuring complex scenes. The project is intended as a vehicle for drawing a higher level of performance from the students. Preproduction planning was completed. Scripts and storyboards were created and logistics were organized.

ADVANCED VIDEO DESIGN - PERIOD 8
Advanced
students completed several of Talk Show videos for NPTV. The students work focuses on directing. They were responsible for organizing and working with first year video students on various television shows.

Students also spent time editing various event videos for the School District.


NOVEMBER 2011 - MONTHLY REPORT

NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
11/24/11 - Varsity Football NP VS. GL *^#
11/17/11 - HS Senior Choral Recital #
11/17/11 - HS Senior Citizen's Thanksgiving Luncheon *
11/17/11 - HS Fall Play *^

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 2, 4, 7 & 8

First year students completed a Silent Movie project, focusing on using the correct types of shots to tell a story. Each group created an original video with titles and music. The best videos were shown on NPTV.

The students also created short Public Service Announcements. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class. Some of the more effective videos will be shown on NPTV.


MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3

First year students completed two projects.
The first was the creation two Public Service Announcements for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.
The second project was an editing exercise. Each student honed their skills by creating a 2 minute video to promote a high school sports team. The videos were screened at the Fall Sport Awards event. Later, they replaced the commercial music with their own composition (using GarageBand), so the videos could be screened on NPTV.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8

Advanced students were assigned to oversee various first year production crews and acted as directors on the PSA and SIlent movie productions.


OCTOBER 2011 - MONTHLY REPORT

NPTV - EVENT VIDEOTAPING
10/26/11 - NP Candidates Forum
*#
10/11 - Girls Varsity Soccer * #
10/11 - Boys Varsity Soccer *
10/11 - Varsity Track / Volleyball / Girls Tennis *

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 2, 4, 7 & 8

First year students worked on two projects.
The first was the creation of a New Crew Introduction video for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with titles and music. The Class then voted for their favorite, and that was later aired on NPTV.
The second was a Silent Movie project, focusing on using the correct types of shots to tell a story.They wrote a script and drew a detailed storyboard prior to videotaping.They will complete the videos in November.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
First year students completed two projects.
The first was the creation of a New Crew Introduction video for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music.
The second project: Interviewing, was a workshop aimed at honing individual interviewing skills. The groups diagnosed professional interviews, wrote questions, setup their equipment, rehearsed, videotaped, and finally edited a series of interviews. The completed videos were reviewed in class and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Students completed work on a Training Video project. For this video they will create a demonstration tape. Subjects include: interviewing techniques, lighting, camera operation, video editing and the production process. Their audience is first year high school video students.

SEPTEMBER 2011 - MONTHLY REPORT

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS
2, 4, 7 & 8
First year students investigated the History of Television. Groups researched: invention, TV networks, analog and digital technology, social impact of television, video recording, program genres and worldwide television standards. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. These videos are presently under review for NPTV.


MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Working in small production groups, students planned and videotaped a short "New Crew" video to present themselves to the NPTV audience. Each student prepared a short statement and this was incorporated into the script. Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. These videos are presently under review for NPTV.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
The class produced several short videos to introduce themselves to the NPTV audience. Towards the end of the month, they began working on a Training Video project. For this video they will create a demonstration tape. Subjects include: interviewing techniques, lighting, camera operation, video editing and the production process. Their audience is first year high school videographers.


JUNE 2011 - MONTHLY REPORT

The High School Graduation was successfully recorded using the 'NP-TV on the Road' mobile unit, provided by funds from the NPEF, Three students and the video production teacher worked on the project. The live switched video feed was transmitted to large screens in the HS Cafeteria for the enjoyment of audience members that couldn't get tickets for the Auditorium. The edited production is airing on NPTV during July.

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2

Groups completed production work on a Special Effects video using the Chromakey process and Final Cut Express software. Their final videos were in reviewed in class.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3

Media Design completed work on a Magazine Show project. The completed video was reviewed in class, and were submitted to the Administration for NPTV review. UPDATE: the show is now airing on NPTV.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8

Advanced students completed the Student's Choice Project. They created a detailed plan, including: storyboard, locations lists, talent, logistics, schedule. Students began videotaping the key sequences and created a rough assembly. After fine tuning, the completed videos were reviewed in class and considered for broadcast on NPTV.


MAY 2011 - MONTHLY REPORT

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
First year students completed work on a Music Video Project. Their final videos were then reviewed in class. Groups started planning work on a Special Effects video using the Chromakey process and Final Cut Express software.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3

Students completed work on the Talk Show project. Several of these videos were later shown on NPTV.
Media Design students started working with Mr. Duke's Broadcast Journalism class for Unit 5 of the semester course. Work continued on a Magazine Show project, which is an opportunity for the two classes to work together on a more ambitious television program featuring complex scenes.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8

Advanced students completed work on the Music Video Project. The videos were screened and evaluated in class.
Students began work on the Student's Choice project. They were asked to choose their own groups for this project. They could then select from any genre of video that they have worked with over the last two years in video class. These include: documentary, sitcom recreation, dramatic scene, silent movie, talk show, psa, commercial, special effects and magazine format (whole class project).

APRIL 2011 - MONTHLY REPORT


VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
First year students started work on a music video Project. The project began with a teacher led discussion of the development of this genre of movie making, followed by diagnosis of various commercial and student music videos. Finally, each group chose a commercial song to promote. They created a detailed plan, including: storyboard, locations lists, talent, logistics, schedule. Production work continues on into May.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Media Design students completed work on several Public Service Announcements for NP-TV . Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NP-TV review.

Groups began working on a talk show project. This workshop is intended to improve studio production skills through guided practice. For this project, each student produced a show. The rest of the class helped setup the equipment, rehearse and videotape the show. Each student then edited their own show adding music and titles.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students completed work on a major dramatic video project using professional Final Cut Pro software, The software is an industry standard and includes many advanced editing features. After review, the final video will be submitted for NP-TV review.

Students started work on the Advanced music video project. Each group chose a commercial song to work with. They created a detailed plan, including: storyboard, locations lists, talent, logistics, schedule.
Production work continues on into May.

MARCH 2011 - MONTHLY REPORT

The musical "Bye Bye Birdie" was successfully recorded using the 'NP-TV on the Road' mobile unit.
Four students and the production teacher worked on the project. Excerpts were later screened on NP-TV.


VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
First year students completed a Documentary project. Subjects included:New Providence baseball, Student Fund Raising, Mr. Russo / High School Industrial Arts, High School Seniors and Game Development - World of Warcraft. Students were encouraged to focus on using behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and archive photographs to tell their story. A script outline was written to show how the video would be structured.
Each group created an video with titles and original music created by the students themselves.
The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted for NP-TV review


MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
First year students started work on several Public Service Announcements for NP-TV . Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students started work on a major dramatic video project using professional Final Cut Pro software, The software is an industry standard and includes many advanced editing features. After review, the final video will be submitted for NP-TV review.


FEBRUARY 2011 - MONTHLY REPORT

This month the new "NP-TV on the Road" mobile unit was taken on location for the first time. A small crew of 3 students plus production teacher successfully recorded two Varsity basketball games using "live switching". Both games were shown on NP-TV. This project was made possible by a grant from the New Providence Education Foundation. The new unit includes: a switcher with LCD monitors, two SD/HD cameras, tripods, digital video recorder and connecting cables.

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
First year students created Public Service Announcements for NP-TV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NP-TV review.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Working in small production groups, students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the SmartBoard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. These videos were reviewed for NP-TV.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students continued working on the Magazine Project. This show will contain a number of different sequences linked by student hosts in the studio. Each class member began planning an individual sequence for the show.

JANUARY 2011 - MONTHLY REPORT


VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
First year students completed a Lighting Movie project, which included the creation of a 5 minute video. Students were encouraged to focus on using the dramatic lighting techniques to help advance the story. They wrote a script and drew a detailed storyboard prior to videotaping.
Each group created an original video with titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NP-TV review.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Media Design students combined with Mr. Duke's Broadcast Journalism class for Unit 5 of the semester course. Work continued on a Magazine Show project, which is an opportunity for the two classes to work together on a more ambitious television program featuring complex scenes. The project is intended as a vehicle for drawing a higher level of performance from the students. All videotaping was completed and a rough edit was reviewed in class.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students continued working on a major dramatic video project using professional Final Cut Pro software, The software is an industry standard and includes many advanced editing features. Advanced students completed a rough edit of their movie and reviewed it in class.
Students also spent time editing various event videos for the School District.

DECEMBER 2010 - MONTHLY REPORT


VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
First year students completed a Talk Show project. Several shows were produced rotating the students through all the jobs on the studio crew. All students gained experience doing camera work, directing, camera switching, sound recording, art directing and floor managing. They wrote a script for the teleprompter prior to videotaping.
Each group edited their video adding titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Students completed a second "Talk Show" project using live studio production skills. Each student produced a show. The rest of the class helped setup the equipment, rehearse and videotape the show. Each student then edited their own show adding music and titles. The completed videos were reviewed in class and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.
Media Design students combined with Mr. Duke's Broadcast Journalism class for Unit 5 of the semester course. Work was begun on a Magazine Show project, which is an opportunity for the two classes to work together on a more ambitious television program featuring complex scenes. The project is intended as a vehicle for drawing a higher level of performance from the students. Pre production planning was completed. Scripts and storyboards were created and logistics were organized.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students started working on a Public Service Announcement project for NPTV.
Students also spent time editing various event videos for the School District.

NOVEMBER 2010 - MONTHLY REPORT

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2

First year students completed a Silent Movie project, focusing on using the correct types of shots to tell a story.
They wrote a script and drew a detailed storyboard prior to videotaping.
Each group created an original video with titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
First year students completed two projects.
The first was the creation two Public Service Announcements for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.
The second project:"Talk Show", was a workshop aimed at honing live studio production skills. Each student produced a show. The rest of the class helped setup the equipment, rehearse and videotape the show. Each student then edited their own show adding music and titles.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8

Advanced students completed three documentaries for NPTV These video focused on: The High School Marching band & Color Guard, the NPHS Fall Drama Production and Gym Volleyball.
The completed videos were reviewed in class, submitted to the executive producers for review, and screened on the local television station.
Students also spent time videotaping and editing various event videos for the School District.

OCTOBER 2010 - MONTHLY REPORT


VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2

First year students completed two projects.
The first was the creation of a New Crew Introduction video for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with titles and music. The Class then voted for their favorite, and that was later aired on NPTV.
The second project: Interviewing, was a workshop aimed at honing individual interviewing skills. The groups wrote questions, setup their equipment, rehearsed, videotaped and finally edited a series of interviews. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
First year students completed two projects.
The first was the creation of a New Crew Introduction video for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music.
The second project: Interviewing, was a workshop aimed at honing individual interviewing skills. The groups diagnosed professional interviews, wrote questions, setup their equipment, rehearsed, videotaped, and finally edited a series of interviews. The completed videos were reviewed in class and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Students completed work on a Training Video project. For this video they will create a demonstration tape. Subjects include: interviewing techniques, lighting, camera operation, video editing and the production process. Their audience is first year high school video students.

They are presently working on four new documentaries for NPTV. Subjects are: Coach Bottone, the High School Marching Band, The HS Fall Play-"The Love of Three Oranges", and Gym Volleyball.


SEPTEMBER 2010 - MONTHLY REPORT

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
First year students investigated the History of Television. Groups researched: invention, TV networks, analog and digital technology, social impact of television, video recording, program genres and worldwide television standards. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. These videos are presently under review for NPTV.


MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Working in small production groups, students planned and videotaped a short "New Crew" video to present themselves to the NPTV audience. Each student prepared a short statement and this was incorporated into the script. Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the smartboard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. These videos are presently under review for NPTV.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
The class produced several short videos to introduce themselves to the NPTV audience. They also produced a public service announcement for an upcoming Municipal Alliance/ Police Dept event. Towards the end of the month, they began working on a Training Video project. For this video they will create a demonstration tape. Subjects include: interviewing techniques, lighting, camera operation, video editing and the production process. Their audience is first year high school videographers.

JUNE 2010 - MONTHLY REPORT

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
Groups completed production work on a Special Effects video using the Chromakey process and Final Cut Express software. Their final videos were in reviewed in class.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Media Design completed work on a Magazine Show project. The completed video was reviewed in class, and were submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students completed a Music Video Project. Each group chose a commercial song to work with. They created a detailed plan, including: storyboard, locations lists, talent, logistics, schedule.
Students began videotaping the key sequences and created a rough assembly which was reviewed in class. The completed videos were reviewed in class.

MAY 2010 - MONTHLY REPORT

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
First year students completed work on a Music Video Project. Their final videos were then reviewed in class. Groups started planning work on a Special Effects video using the Chromakey process and Final Cut Express software.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Media Design students continued working with Mr. Duke's Broadcast Journalism class for Unit 5 of the semester course. Work continued on a Magazine Show project, which is an opportunity for the two classes to work together on a more ambitious television program featuring complex scenes.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students completed working on the Magazine Project. This show will contain a number of different sequences linked by student hosts in the studio. Each class member began planning an individual sequence for the show. The completed video was reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.

APRIL 2010 - MONTHLY REPORT

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
First year students started work on a Music Video Project. Each group chose a commercial song to work with. They created a detailed plan, including: storyboard, locations lists, talent, logistics, schedule.
Students began videotaping the key sequences and created a rough assembly which was reviewed in class. The groups continued refining their videos.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Media Design students combined with Mr. Duke's Broadcast Journalism class for Unit 5 of the semester course. Work continued on a Magazine Show project, which is an opportunity for the two classes to work together on a more ambitious television program featuring complex scenes. The project is intended as a vehicle for drawing a higher level of performance from the students. Most videotaping was completed and a rough assembly was reviewed in class.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students completed working on the Magazine Project. This show will contain a number of different sequences linked by student hosts in the studio. Each class member began planning an individual sequence for the show. he completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.

MARCH 2010 - MONTHLY REPORT


This month, NPTV was upgraded from analog to digital playback as the new Tightrope CableCast/Carousel system when online.

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
First year students created Public Service Announcements for NPTV. Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
First year students completed two projects.
The first was the creation two Public Service Announcements for NPTV . Each group created an original piece with a vocal statement by each student, titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.
The second project:"Talk Show", was a workshop aimed at honing live studio production skills. Each student produced a show. The rest of the class helped setup the equipment, rehearse and videotape the show. Each student then edited their own show adding music and titles. The completed videos were reviewed in class and have been submitted to the Administration for NPTV review.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students continued working on the Magazine Project. This show will contain a number of different sequences linked by student hosts in the studio. Each class member began planning an individual sequence for the show.

FEBRUARY 2010 - MONTHLY REPORT

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
First year students completed a Documentary project. Subjects included: "Thoroughly Modern Millie - the HS Musical, Student Fund Raising, The High School Art Department and the HS/MS Cafeteria. Students were encouraged to focus on using behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and archive photographs to tell their story. A script outline was written to show how the video would be structured.
Each group created an video with titles and original music created by the students themselves.
The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted for NP-TV review

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Working in small production groups, students planned and videotaped a short "New Crew" video to present themselves to the TV-35 audience. Each student prepared a short statement and this was incorporated into the script.
Students investigated the Television History with an emphasis on "content": specifically, social impact, program genres and the development of the TV Networks. Each group produced a script and rehearsed performed and recorded a presentation. The students used visual aides (via the SmartBoard) and a teleprompter. They then edited the videos adding titles and background music. These videos are presently under review for NP-TV.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students completed working on a major dramatic video project using professional Final Cut Pro software, The software is an industry standard and includes many advanced editing features. After review, the final video has been submitted for NP-TV review.
Students began work on the Magazine Project. This show will contain a number of different sequences linked by student hosts in the studio. Each class member began planning an individual sequence for the show.

JANUARY 2010 - MONTHLY REPORT

VIDEO DESIGN - PERIODS 1 & 2
First year students completed a Commercial making project, marketing a product by creating a 30 second video. They were encouraged to focus on using the correct types of shots to tell a story. They wrote a script and drew a detailed storyboard prior to videotaping.
Each group created an original video with titles and music. The completed videos were reviewed in class, and have been submitted to the Administration for TV-35 review.

MEDIA DESIGN - PERIOD 3
Media Design students combined with Mr. Duke's Broadcast Journalism class for Unit 5 of the semester course. Work continued on a Magazine Show project, which is an opportunity for the two classes to work together on a more ambitious television program featuring complex scenes. The project is intended as a vehicle for drawing a higher level of performance from the students. All videotaping was completed and a rough edit was reviewed in class.

ADVANCED VIDEO - PERIOD 8
Advanced students continued working on a major dramatic video project using professional Final Cut Pro software, The software is an industry standard and includes many advanced editing features. Advanced students completed a rough edit of their movie and reviewed it in class.
Students also spent time editing various event videos for the School District.




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