Parkland High School
“Parkland Morning News”
About the video …
Narrated by Erik Archibald and Doug Waters and shot by Charles Horne, “Parkland Morning News” takes a behind-the-scenes look at how PMN is produced. Images of students in editorial meetings, anchoring the newscast, and operating the cameras are interspersed with clips from the broadcast itself and close-ups of Archibald and Waters as they describe the production process–and reveal what students who take part in the program learn from their experience.
Said one of the SVDA judges about the video: “This is of near-professional quality, from the script to the editing: the fades, cuts, and even titles give it the look of something you might see on a network news program. A well-paced, well-sequenced, aptly shot, and expertly narrated look at an outstanding school technology initiative.”
Archibald, a senior at Parkland High School, was drafted into the high school’s TV studio after developing animations for the F.I.R.S.T. robotics team. After familiarizing himself with all of the equipment used for Parkland Morning News’ daily show, Erik became technical director in his junior year. This year, Archibald serves as the director of the television studio at Parkland. Next year, he will be studying manufacturing engineering technology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
A sophomore at Parkland High School, Horne became interested in video production after his English teacher invited him to join the school’s TV practicum course. Since then, he has maintained a variety of positions in the practicum’s daily news program, from anchoring to stage-managing to video technician. Horne also shoots and edits a variety of stories for the broadcast that emphasize events in the school and community. Currently, he is working on orchestrating the music and designing the storyboard for the introductory clip that will precede every broadcast for the next school year. After high school, he plans to attend college and acquire a liberal-arts education.
A senior at Parkland High School, Waters became interested in video production after joining his school’s TV practicum course. He is currently the technical director for the Parkland Morning News. In addition to regularly producing stories for the TV practicum’s broadcast, Waters has created two introductory leaders for Parkland Morning News. Each segment contains a unique blend of cinematography, 3-D animation, and editing. Waters plans to attend Rochester Institute of Technology and earn a degree in computer science. He will be interning at DigiNovations in Concord, Massachusetts, this summer. Waters intends to pursue a career in the visual effects industry for film.
Marilyn Madison Stinebaugh, Educator Advisor
Stinebaugh is in her 20th year as an English teacher at Parkland High School. She also runs the television studio, which includes four levels of broadcasting classes. Parkland Morning News is the apogee of this program. PMN is a student-run production that not only includes the reading of the morning announcements, but also a lead story that runs during the seven-minute homeroom period. The program is student-run, with students anchoring and directing the broadcast, as well as operating the studio equipment. Students are required to storyboard, shoot, and edit the lead stories themselves.
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