By David Ren
Formally known as the Broadcast Journalism Club, NHP Productions is officially off hiatus and resuming club operations. It is a club dedicated to showing the everyday lives of students and staff at New Hyde Park. The club goes to different events such as sports games, club activities, and other extracurriculars based in the school in order to interview members of the community and gain their perspective. Staff then edit those various clips together to produce a broadcast about the event, often in a film or documentary style.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHP Productions was on an extended hiatus. However, with the introduction of the club’s new adviser Mr. Kern, the club has resumed its actions and is looking forward to some exciting projects. Anna Detke and Matthew Zatz, president and officer of NHP Productions, were able to answer a few questions about their road map ahead.
Source by Anna Detke
Cameras have begun to roll again after the return of NHP Productions.
Q: What is NHP Productions working on at the moment?
Anna Detke: Currently, we just finished our advertisement for the music department across the district. Essentially, we were asked to create a promotional video for the music department to show the various courses being offered across the district. We also are currently working on our broadcast from Homecoming in which we interviewed students, faculty, and members of the New Hyde Park community to discuss the event and show all the hard work that went into making it happen.
Q: Do you have any future projects that you hope to achieve with the club?
AD: In the works right now, we are working with the Model UN club to create a promotional video to show to eighth graders who are interested in taking the class and joining the club. However, another thing that we are looking forward to, and that I personally would love to get off the ground, is a subset of the club which covers film production and appreciation. A lot of members and I are working on the frameworks for that, and we will be kicking it off soon.
Matthew Zatz: A future project I’d like to work on would be one about athletics here at NHP. With all of the different sports offered, it would be fun to do a project covering their different facets.
Q: What would you say to any students looking to join the club?
AD: Contact me. We are always looking for new members to join our (currently very small) staff. There is a place for everyone in this club. Whether that would be interviewing people on camera, working behind the camera during broadcasts or editing it all together, the more staff we have the merrier!
MZ: NHP Productions is a great way to get experience in broadcast journalism and using different editing software and programs, enabling you to be creative. Joining the club is also a great way to meet other people who share the same passion for videography.
Keep an eye and an ear out for some of NHP Productions’ works that are coming soon.