7th Grade Film and Broadcasting is a designated Apps course at The STEM Academy designed to move students from a basic understanding to a proficient use of skills in filmmaking and broadcasting. Students will analyze and produce their own PSAs, short documentaries, podcasts, and manage the Film@STEM's social media outlets. In pairs of two, students will be responsible for recording, editing, and uploading a relevant podcast during their tenure in the program. Students will create commercials for STEM broadcasting, including the daily and weekly news programs, to advertise ongoing STEM and community events.
Students will demonstrate an elevated knowledge in filmmaking by making short films in multiple genres while studying the nuances of those genres. Students will evaluate the tools utilized by directors, actors, producers, and editors and use their evaluations to improve their own works. Students will publish their work for public review, hosting festivals and working to understand what goes into the setup of a film festival and public display.