Our TV studio was first created by Radnor high school English teacher Jim Talone. His passion for videography and storytelling led to what is now a thriving video production club where creativity and collaboration merge with techonology on a daily basis. Although Mr. Talone retired in 1999, his influence is still palpable and we honor his legacy annually by awarding the "JIM TALONE AWARD" to a graduating senior who shares his love and dedication for the art of video production.
Now run by Nikki Krohn for the past 19 years, the TV studio continues to be one the most popular clubs at the high school and has fostered the love for video production in all of its members. Many students involved in our club, have gone on to hold many prestigious positions with in the television and film industry. Check out our alumni page.
Why we R so RAD
Throughout the year, the RADTV club will be called on to cover school events in their entirity. One of our biggest production is the annual LM Week. Students will videotape all spirit week activities, including the pep rally and game. All of this footage is edited into a compliation DVD which is sold to the student body as a TV Studio fundraiser.
RADTV will also cover a few live-to-tape productions at night. Such productions include concerts, sporting events, The Mr. Radnor Pageant, Battle of the Bands, etc. Each videographer's camera is fed down to the control room so the tech crew can conduct live switching during the event. The crew communicates through the use of an intercom system. Students usually have the most fun during these late night productions. Students are asked to arrive around 6 pm to eat pizza and discuss everyone's role for the evening.
The most experienced videographers are asked to help film the SENIOR END OF THE YEAR EVENTS. This includes: Baccalaureate, Class Night, and Graduation. This also created into DVDs and sold to fundraise for the TV Studio.
OUR BIG PRODUCTIONS
The TV studio is open to students Mondays - Thursdays from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Club meeting days vary from year to year. Most core members spend every day after school working on various productions that are geared to their interests.
Most students involved in the club are also enrolled in one of the two video productions classes held at RHS. Enrollment in these classes give club members all the experience needed to find success in RADTV.
THE HARD WORK
You don't need to desire a future in television or film to be part of RADTV. In addition to learning the fundamentals of video production, we focus on creating a fun and safe atmosphere where young people can feel free to be themselves and express their creativity. Our after school program encourages teamwork, positive reinforcement, leadership opportunities, and the creation of life long friends.
FUN & SAFE
So...if you are looking for a club which will offer you a safe, friendly and fun environment where creativity flows and laughter is heard from down the hall, consider joining RADTV. Our little club becomes quite close and we truly see each other as family. Just ask our alumni. They visit often and will tell you how special RADTV was to their high school experience.