By Nick Sestanovich
Lights, camera, action…lots and lots of action. That is the best way to describe Benicia High School’s Panther TV.
Since its inception in 2013, the weekly web series that serves as an offshoot of the film production class has had the same goal: to deliver the news of on-campus happenings to students and their parents in a video format. However, each year, the student cast has brought something new to the presentation, and with showings now being required for the whole campus under the new schedule, this year’s class has sought to take it to a whole new level.Matt O’Reilly, the class instructor, said Panther TV began as a way for students to deliver news to their fellow peers. He describes the program as a class within a class where a group of film production students focuses on putting Panther TV together as a means to use their film skills for broadcasting.
The class began with seven students delivering the news from desks out of a ceramics room.“They were delivering information almost like how announcements were delivered on the intercom but at least it was in video format,” O’Reilly said.