Recently, members of ORRJHS Cub Reporters, ORRHS Bulldog TV, Intro to TV Production/Video Journalism and Sippican School Cub Reporters attended the “Lights! Camera! Action!” Media Production Conference for high school students at Millis High School.
The event offered students the opportunity to meet their peers and view work from various high school media programs. The day opened with a mini film festival with films created by the students. Conference speakers included a panel discussion with investigative reporters Mike Beaudet from WCVB, Joe Bergantino, founder of NE Center for Investigative Reporting, and Boston Globe Photojournalist John Tlumacki. Other workshops included: documentary film making with producer/director Roger Lyons; meteorology with Fox 25’s Sarah Wroblewski; film/TV location director Tiffany Kinder; Comcast Sports Net; College Interns and Student Opportunities with Michelle Ryder, Matthew Leighton, Emmy Award Winning TJ Hourigan Host of NESN Clubhouse; camera lens choices and backpack gear.
Students gathered outside for a “Good Morning Eye Opener” message shot via drone which will air on WCVB’s morning newscast.
The conference is sponsored by the New England Chapter of the National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences.
ORRJHS Cub Reporter Daphne Poirier commented, “It was a fun conference. I especially liked the panel discussion with the investigative reporters.”
“It was fun to get a behind the scenes look at the TV and film industry,” said Bulldog TV member Zoe Bilodeau.
This was the first year the elementary students were invited to the media conference.
“The whole day was fun,” commented Sippican Cub Reporter Sarah Wyman.
“I liked the red carpet; I felt like a celebrity!” exclaimed Sippican Cub Reporter Mariah Ruell.
“It was very educational. I like learning how TV weather is done,” said Sippican Cub Reporter Rosie Lally.