Behind the Scenes of CTV

Good morning, Rangers! And welcome back to another episode of CTV. Today we will be featuring a special segment. We will be showing what goes on behind the scenes of broadcast journalism to make an episode of CTV possible. 

Being part of the broadcasting team is a fun experience to make friends and a chance to learn to work as a team. If someone doesn’t do their part, there might not be a show. Everyone has a specific job to do that will contribute to making the next episode of CTV. You could be a producer, anchor, weather reporter, graphics designer, world news speaker, or clip maker. A clip maker is someone who works with others in the same job to make fun or informative videos to include on CTV, as you’ve seen in the trivia and holiday features on the show. Next, a world news speaker searches for three up-to-date news stories to mention on CTV, one tragic story, one science/political related story, and one entertainment-related story.

 “It’s fun and I get to meet new people,” Danna Banda said. “I learn more about our school and get to work with great people.”

Being a graphics maker is pretty self-explanatory. You make infographics for the show, but of course, there is more to it than that. They must look appealing and feature info that goes along with what the anchors are saying. Speaking about the anchors, let’s talk about them. They are the ones that are seen hosting the show, sitting behind the screen giving info, and welcoming everyone to another day of school. As an anchor, you need to write a script for what you and your partnered anchor are going say on the show. It is necessary that they connect with the other CTV job groups so they can know what needs to talk about and what needs to be done.

“I would say that out of all the jobs we have to do at CTV that being an anchor is the most relaxed one,” anchor Remy Nguyen said. “When writing the script, you must check what’s going on during the week the day before you film, write it in and film. However, there have been times when I didn’t want to film because I didn’t think I looked ‘camera ready’ even though it’d only be up for that day. Getting to anchor with people you like can be fun, even funnier when you mess up reading from the teleprompter (even though it can get annoying at times when you’re running late to the fifth period). Overall, I enjoy being an anchor and don’t regret being one at all.”

The last two jobs are weather reporter and producer. Being a weather reporter is exactly what is shown on tv every day. The reporter has a portion of the show dedicated to them telling the audience what to expect from the weather for the next day. Of course, since we don’t have our own weather reading systems at Clements, the students use WeatherBug or other sources to find their information. Finally, the producers are the head of the student body in the broadcasting class. They oversee the other job groups and make sure everything is running smoothly. Not only that, but they also edit the show into the final product you see every third period. 

“Being a producer has been a really fun and exciting experience,” producer Cayden Wells said. “Filming and making CTV shows with my friends has been some of the best times of high school and I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything else.”