Telecommunications | Advanced Production Workshop
T436 | 20745 | Winninger, J.

T 436 Advanced Studio Production
SPRING 2006 “Our 13th Season”
Course Instructor John Winninger, Adjunct

The Department of Telecommunications Advanced Production
Workshop  class T436 is known as “SCAP” or Slow Children At Play”.
The SCAP students create original short comedy scripts for
studio and field, as well as several “commercials” or,  Pubic
Service Announcements (PSA’s). These are edited, and post-produced
to tighten, and to add audio and graphic effects. We also videotape
a 30 minute sitcom that is taped live before an audience that is
aired on campus cable.  The final product is a 60 minute live to
tape show with live audience that features live skits and the best
of the season’s pre-recorded skits. This tape is submitted for
broadcast on the PBS affiliate WTIU and campus cable.

The class works in teams of writers, actors, editors and
studio and field productions.  Much of the class work is done
outside of the Monday night class time, and to quote many other
students, “This has been a great hands-on practical course, we’re
like a family, we are all working to do the best we can.  It's like
a real job or work experience.”  Attendance is required every week.
There is a mid-term, two journals and a final paper besides the
Monday night lab.  Again the class meets Monday nights in studio 5
room 127 from 5:45-10:30PM.

If you know of any classmates that have taken creative
writing, T211, T311 or creative writing in the English department we
often select 2 to 3 writers from outside the telecom curriculum, so
have then contact me.  There is a SCAP web site, for a preview of
the spring class.  At:

I will also be looking for a webmaster from the ranks of the
class to update this site for the 13th season of SCAP for the spring
semester.  Check out the course materials on the current 12th season
web site.

To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and
Sciences, this course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at  If you have
questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.

John Winninger
Senior Producer / Director WTIU Educational Services
Adjunct Professor for T436 "SCAP", T437 NEWS FORUM and OUR TOWN
Department of Telecommunications.