Whitney High School

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Teacher: Ben Barnholdt

 

Industry Sector: Arts, Media and Entertainment

Career Pathway: Design, Visual, and Media Arts


Location: B-Building

Phone: 632-6500 ext.6644

Website: wctv19.com

 
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Program Description

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The WCTV19 program create a daily TV show called “Unleashed.” The show provides news, information, and entertainment to the student body of Whitney High School and to the Rocklin community.  Staff members also write and produce several live events including all home football games.  
 
Students in the program have earned high school Emmy awards and have placed in national film competitions. Unleashed has won the “Best Daily” show in the country several times. The staff strives to follow the broadcast program’s motto: “We are teens documenting reality.”  
 
The Broadcast CTE courses are articulated with local colleges. Students who satisfactorily meet the requirements of the courses may receive college credit. Those who achieve competency in the courses will be prepared to enter a broadcast journalism course at the college level.
 
Program Sequence

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BROADCASTING I -- INTRODUCTION TO BROADCAST JOURNALISM AND FILM PRODUCTION
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite:  None
Syllabus: Broadcast I
  Requirements Met: WHS Technology or VAPA US/CSU Approved "F"
This course explores the world of digital video and television production. Students learn on professional equipment in a modern digital TV studio. They also gain experience with industry standard video editing software. Students work in collaborative teams to produce projects using cameras, while learning the basics of studio and field production, lighting and sound. Special emphasis is placed on creativity and the writing process.

BROADCASTING II/III/IV -- ADVANCED FILM PRODUCTION
Grade Level:  10-12
Prerequisite:  Broadcasting I and/or Mass Media; with teacher approval and application.
 Requirements Met: WHS Technology or VAPA
US/CSU Approved "G" (II)
US/CSU Approved "F" (III)
This course builds on the film production skills learned in the introduction class. Students in this course produce and direct six video projects a year.  They can chose to create a: Commercial, Public Service Announcement; Short Film; Movie Trailer; or Music Video.

BROADCASTING II/III/IV -- ADVANCED BROADCAST JOURNALISM
Grade Level:  10-12
Prerequisite:  Broadcasting I and/or Mass Media; with teacher approval and application.
 Requirements Met: WHS Technology or VAPA
US/CSU Approved "G" (II)
US/CSU Approved "F" (III)
This course builds on the broadcast journalism reporter and photographer skills learned in the introduction class. Students in this course produce six video projects a year.  They can chose to create several different types of feature stories, including: Human Interest; Entertainment; News; and Sports.

BROADCASTING II/III/IV -- SPORTS BROADCAST JOURNALISM
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite:  Broadcasting I and/or Mass Media; with teacher approval and application.
 Requirements Met: WHS Technology or VAPA
US/CSU Approved "G" (II)
US/CSU Approved "F" (III)
This course builds on the sports journalism reporter and photographer skills learned in the introduction class. Students in this course write and produce six sports highlight packages a year. They attend sporting events, record the games, and interview players and coaches to create highlight stories. Students also produce several live events with play-by-play announcers, color commentary, and sideline reporters. The program is a high school version of ESPN.
 
Program Outcomes and Certifications

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  • Student Television Network Honors Society

  • Internship at community television station

  • Learn broadcast studio and control room production jobs 

  • Develop teamwork, leadership, and critical thinking skills

 
Program Accomplishments

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  • Student Television Network's "Best Daily-Taped" show: 2011, 2015, 2016

  • Student Television Network's "Best Live Event": 2015, 2016

  • ESE Networks "Best Overall Network": 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Emmy awards for Talent and Photography

  • Film Excellence awards for Cinematography and Editing

 
Program Video

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Broadcast Students at Work

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Program Alumni

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Dominic Koponen - Class of 2009


Where is he now:


Dominic graduated from Sacramento State and now works at Panavision designing products for cameras. He also directs independent films.


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Maddie Dart - Class of 2013Maddie


Where is she now:


Maddie graduated from the University of Nevada and interned at KNBC in Los Angeles.  Today, she is a reporter at ABC-3, in Corpus Christi, Texas.


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Nick Seils - Class of 2013Nick


Where is he now:


Nick graduated from the SAE Expression College.  Today, he is a graphics designer and game-day video director for the Golden State Warriors.


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Eric Yount - Class of 2013Eric and Matt


Where is he now:


Eric is graduating from the University of Missouri.  Throughout college, he anchored, reported, and produced several newscasts at the local NBC affiliate - KOMU. In August 2017, he produced a newscast anchored by WCTV19 alum Matt Judy.


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Matt Judy - Class of 2015Matt


Where is he now:


Matt is at the University of Missouri.  Throughout college, he anchored and reported from both the news desk and the sports set, for the local NBC affiliate - KOMU. In August 2017, he was the main anchor for a newscast produced by WCTV19 alum Eric Yount.


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Alyssa Young - Class of 2016Alyssa


Where is she now:


Alyssa is attending Sacramento State University.  Today, Alyssa is working and interning for the Sacramento Kings.  She works for the media department.


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