Sports Broadcasting classes are taught under the supervision
Holecek. Sports Broadcasting is a class dedicated to
covering all the sports that go on at Glenbrook North High School.
In the class students learn basic skills on reporting games, announcing,
filming, and editing.
Every so often the class works on placing together their
own show, The Spartan Report! This sports report is created often
and covers the sports that are going on at that time. Students get
a chance to sit down and conduct interviews with athletes and report
on their favorite sports.
The class usually also has an hour radio show on WGBK 88.5FM
called, The Bullpen! Here students can learn the aspects of being
a sports analyst on the radio.
One of the students most favorite projects to work on
is the Fall, Winter, and Spring sports award videos. During these
award presentations athletes get awarded for accomplishments, but
what involves Sports Broadcasting? Well, Sports Broadcasters get
to create all the highlight reels/montages that are shown during
the presentations. Students spend a lot of time on these videos
and always try to display their skills as broadcasters.
Students in sports classes are taught the following skills:
- Working Cameras: Students learn all the functions
of a professional camcorder. Whether it is MiniDV, or S-VHS.
Students learn how to white set, black set, manual focus, use
irisís, use shutter features and much more. They also learn
the basic movements of a camera such as how to pan and tilt
a studio camera.
- Editing: Students will also learn how to use various
editors. They will learn how to edit deck to deck or in a linear
fashion using out cuts-only editors and our more advanced ones.
Students will also learn how to edit on non-linear (computer)
systems. They will master skills in such programs as Speed Razor,
Adobe Premier, and Inscriber (graphic/textual editing). All
students in the course will have to edit all projects and keep
them appropriate for television broadcasts.
- Interviewing: Students learn the skills necessary
to conduct a professional interview. They learn how to open
and close and more importantly what questions to ask. Interviews
are sometimes shown in a serious fashion and sometimes are more
- Directing: Student in the class will learn how to
direct basketball and volleyball games. All students in the
class get the opportunity to direct a sporting event.
- Announcing: All students will also get the opportunity
to announce their favorite sporting event, whether it is basketball,
volleyball, soccer, or football.
Sport Awards Video Assignments
GBN Sports Schedule