The S.I.T. Down

Since 2017, Staten Island Technical High School’s Advanced TV and Studio Production class has been filming an entirely student-produced show called the S.I.T.

Screenshot (22)Down. Guided by TV Studio Production teacher Mr. Van Buren, students are divided into different categories and work on multiple projects. One of the biggest projects throughout the entire school year being the S.I.T. Down. Some students produce field packages to cover past school events or promote upcoming events, and others conduct interviews introducing little-known opportunities for students. Other students work in the studio: directing, shooting, and hosting the show. After filming and editing, the episode is promptly posted on the S.I.T. Down’s Vimeo webpage.

Currently on its second season, the show has an Instagram page: @thes.i.t.down:

Fidget Spinner Field Package

A scene from a field package skit addressing fidget spinner addiction from the S.I.T Down episode 1.7.

Some of the major school events that were covered include SING and Spirit Week, while other field packages have covered interviews of accomplished students and even amusing skits about Advanced Placement test studying.

The class produces a new episode frequently, so check out the webpage for updates about school events! Anyone with coverage requests may also bring ideas to Mr. Van Buren or other Advanced TV and Studio Production students to be covered.

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