Nov 27 - Nov 29
Pine Crest School's broadcast and print student media outlets offer students hands-on experience with researching stories, identifying sources, conducting interviews, reporting, editing, and evaluating a final product.
Pine Crest Lower, Middle, and Upper School students are taught the basics of broadcast journalism and film production: camera operation, editing, writing, journalistic ethics, and studio equipment operation.
Pine Crest students are exposed to digital media production beginning in Lower School as fourth and fifth-grade students anchor, produce, and manage daily broadcasts for PCAM. Throughout the year, teachers may integrate broadcast projects into curriculum plans, giving our youngest students an opportunity to plan and produce stories.
Beginning in Middle School and continuing through Upper School, students gain more advanced experience in broadcast journalism and production. Students learn about current events, public speaking, proper engagement with both adults and fellow students, the importance of building digital portfolios and time management through in-class instruction, assignments, and live and pre-produced broadcasts to the school community.
In addition, Upper School students learn self-promotion and publishing with digital portfolios, resume, professional websites, content management systems, and social media development.
Sports Broadcasting is available to students who are interested in pursuing professional experience in the exciting field of live television and sports broadcasting.
Students and faculty utilize a fully equipped live production truck to execute live broadcasts, which allows us to broadcast from our campus as well as at away games across South Florida.
Highlights of our Sports Broadcasting organization include live coverage of =of sporting events including football, volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, as well as live coverage of our commencement ceremony.
The Film Studies Program exposes students to the history of film beginning with its conception in the late 1800s. Students explore how movies are made, the techniques used to tell visual stories, and how to critically analyze a film.
An examination of the development and evolution of the American studio system, the foreign film expansion, how films are used as propaganda and social commentary, and the great acting/directing/producing auteurs in movie history are included in the study.
Students have had their work honored by the following festivals and competitions:
Under the guidance of a faculty member, Middle and Upper School students have several opportunities to express their creativity through writing and photography for publication.
PC Paw Print is Pine Crest Upper School's official weekly student newspaper, which is managed and produced by teams of student editors, reporters, and photographers.
The Scribbler is Pine Crest Upper School's student-run annual literary magazine. Entries - poems, essays, short stories, artwork, and photographs - are solicited from the Upper School student body and selected for inclusion in the publication.
Students may choose yearbook as an elective in Middle School. Students choose the theme for the yearbook, coordinate photography, and use advanced design software to layout the book.
The Crestian is the Upper School yearbook, which is managed and produced by a student staff of editors, photographers, and contributors. Each year's book is designed around a theme and includes photos of all students, teachers, clubs, athletic highlights, teams, and staff.