FORT MYERS, Fla. ( May 28, 2015) – Tiger Cub Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 119 visited Shell Point Retirement Community’s award-winning Shell Point Television (SPTV) studio for a hands-on learning experience about telecommunications on Tuesday, May 12.
The group of four Tiger Cub Scouts toured the SPTV facility and explored its numerous set designs, which are used to create a 30-minute, week-day television program for Shell Point residents.
During a one-on-one lesson with SPTV Technical Advisor Dan Philgreen, the scouts played cameraman and took turns operating a professional-grade camera. The group also practiced the role of news anchor by recording “from the desk” segments with the use of a teleprompter. Lastly, the Tiger Cub Scouts headed to the production room, reviewed their anchor footage, and learned how editing software is used to create a feature package.
“The scope of what Shell Point accomplishes with its television studio is impressive. What a special opportunity for the boys to tour behind-the-scenes and observe how a TV show is made,” said Tiger Cub Scout mother Christine Gulotta, who also works as program director at The Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point. “My son will be talking about this for weeks, and we appreciate Shell Point opening its studio and expertise to the Tiger Cub Scouts.”