PROGRAMMING & BROADCASTING FOR TELEVISION I
This course is an introduction to using video as a communication tool. Students learn how to write scripts, use camcorders and other production equipment, and learn the basics of digital editing. A genre study offers insight into the common formats of motion pictures and teleivsion. Students take part in several production-based projects.
PROGRAMMING & BROADCASTING FOR TELEVISION II
This extension of the first year course is designed to offer students a workshop situation. Students produce the daily live broadcast of Capital News and write, shoot, and edit segments for the show. Prerequisite: P&B I or IB Film Year 1.
This high level course fufills a Diploma Programme arts requirement. The course explores how meaning is constructed through filmic language. Students study various cinematic traditions from around the globe. The course is writing intensive and requires research projects, but still offers students plenty of production activities, too. Prerequisite: P&B I. It is highly suggested students also take P&BII before entering into IB Film, Year 2.
Students should take the three courses in order for the most effective education. Students in the IB Diploma Programme are given priority for registration into IB Film.
WCAP's studio was launched in 1990. Previously, it was used as an English classroom. In December of 2002, the studio was completely gutted and rebuilt as part of Broughton's $30 million renovation.
The studio features a control room/non-linear edit suite, 4 isolated non-linear edit suites, and a computerized lighting grid.
Our facilities utilize 2 Panasonic AG-AC30 studio cameras with teleprompters. Students use Panasonic AG-AC30 hi-definition camcorders for all projects. Advanced students have access to DSLR-type filmmaking cameras. An army of microphones, tripods, and lighting accessories are also available. We even have a camera crane!
To bring students the latest technology, all non-linear edit stations equipped with Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 14 and feature DVD/Blu-Ray creation capabilities. The control room utilizes production software called Wirecast for studio-style production, hi-definition monitors, and a soundmixer. An ETC lighting board controls over 20 studio-caliber ETC and Altman lights.