OverviewThe Television Broadcast Technology program (formerly Communications Technology) features three courses that introduce students to communication theories and technologies that focus on audio and video production. Topics covered include pre-production planning, creative collaboration and communication, research-based and creative script writing, digital video and audio recording techniques, digital file management, lighting, editing and graphics.
All three levels fill both the Visual and Performing Arts and Career Technical Education graduation requirements.
Organizational skills, problem solving, creativity, writing skills, professionalism, and the ability to work cooperatively are modeled and discussed throughout the course. Students experience the vocational environment in a state of the art television production studio.
Students can earn college credit through Rowan College at Burlington County via the College Acceleration Program (C.A.P.) in the Television Broadcasting Technology II and III courses.
ClassesTelevision Broadcasting Tech. ITelevision Broadcasting Tech. IITelevision Broadcasting Tech. III
Considered the introductory class, Television Broadcasting Technology I is an introduction to video recording and editing. It emphasizes both resources and experiences in video production. It covers pre-production planning, camera use, lighting, and sound recording techniques, as well as non-linear video editing and sound editing. Students will refine and expand the skills acquired in TV Broadcasting Technology I and receive advanced instruction in electronic news gathering and other programming formats. Emphasis will be placed on completing assignments to be aired on Lenape District TV Channel 19. Organizational skills, writing skills, professionalism, and the ability to work cooperatively are necessary for success in this class. Television Broadcasting Technology III is the advanced course, challenging students beyond the first two levels. Examines the vocational experiences of working in a television production studio as well as advanced scripting and pre-production planning. Research-based script writing will be covered and incorporated into the production of a short documentary. Narrative film making is also covered including production, scriptwriting and advanced editing. Curriculum Curriculum Curriculum
Extra Curricular Activities
Lenape Digital Media (formerly Lenape Television)
The Lenape Television Club is an extension of the TV Broadcasting Technology curriculum, but is open to all students. The primary activity is to produce a live television show each Friday Morning, with preparation and planning taking place during Lunch and Learn. Lenape Live features a mix of live hosts with pre-recorded segments. After school, the club works on special projects including scripted television series, film challenges, and more.Web Site: http://www.LenapeTV.com
Lenape District Television
Lenape District Television is the Educational Access Station for the Lenape Regional High School District. LDTV Students can be a part of LDTV's television production crew which regularly broadcasts district sporting events and several school and community related programs.
Students in the Communication Technology classes also produce programming that airs on the station. This can range from programs, such as Students of the Month and Tribal News, to events that have been filmed like graduation and musical concerts.