Telecommunications | WTIU Production Workshop
T437 | 22507 | Winninger, J.
Instructor: John Winninger
Name of the Course: WTIU Our Town: (Greencastle fall of 07 and ____)
WTIU public television seeks 4-6 students for participation in a
continuing television series, entitled “Our Town.” This production
will showcase a community in the station’s 23-county southern
Indiana broadcast area. Working under the supervision of WTIU
staff, and equipment and producers, students in OUR TOWN will help
produce a television documentary about these communities. To date
the community of Spencer, Bedford, Seymour and recently Greencastle
have been featured. The format is to take a look at the town’s
history, any folklore of note, many interviews with the citizens,
leading industries or businesses, the people of the community, and
predictions about the future developments within their town. Each
student’s tasks will include traveling many times during the
semester, meeting with townspeople to determine interesting stories
in the community, researching, writing, scanning photographs,
videotaping and editing segments for the 40 -50 minute documentary
We will be finishing up the OUR TOWN: Greencastle in the fall of
2007 with new production and editing much of the previous material.
Additionally, once the fall of 2008 community is identified the
class members will go out in the field with the WTIU Producer to
videotape interviews, sound bites, and town events. Then the
process of logging, doing transcriptions, and editing the show
complete the semester’s work. The program will be featured in a 90
minute time slot on WTIU for the December 2007 Fund Drive.
Participating students will receive 3 credit hours and an “on-
screen” credit in the television program as a Segment Producer.
This is a very hands-on designed class, and a arranged flexible
schedule is required. Each student will be responsible for a
program segment within the final broadcast on WTIU.
Prerequisites: T351 Field Production is a required prerequisite for
this class. Experience with Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and AVID
editing systems are most desirable. The class participation requires
authorization of instructor based upon an interview and review of
WTIU Senior Producer Director
To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and Sciences, this
course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at
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