Telecommunications | WTIU Production Workshop
T437 | 11260 | McGregor, M

T437 WTIU Production Workshop: Our Town

Course Description:
WTIU public television seeks 3 - 6 students for participation in a
continuing television series, entitled “Our Town.”  This production
will showcase a community in the WTIU 23-county southern Indiana
broadcast area.  Working under the supervision of John Winninger,
Senior Producer with WTIU, and utilizing HD equipment, students in
OUR TOWN will help in the production of a television documentary
about a selected community.

Previously the communities of Spencer, Bedford, Seymour, Greencastle
and Martinsville have been  featured. The format is to looks at the
town’s history, any folklore, legends, and interviews with the
citizens, leading industries or businesses, the people of the
community, and predictions about future developments within theses
towns.  The course will include traveling, meetings with townspeople
to determine interesting stories within the community.  Also
students will be involved in researching, writing, videotaping and
editing segments for the hour long pledge version and a longer
version for DVD release and as a premium for the WTIU members.

In addition, this spring of 2009 fall I will be working also on the
SPIRIT III OF MONROE COUNTY.  This documentary is being produced in
HD for an early March broadcast.  Again some of the student’s duties
will be to assist to identify and complete the interviewee’s for
field production, events to cover, photographic and graphic design,
scanning photos, working with Photoshop, logging and post-production
editing on the WTIU AVID HD all with the WTIU Producer. The SPIRIT
program will be broadcast as a featured program with a 90 - 120
minute time slot on WTIU for the March 2009 Membership the OUR TOWN
documentary will air in the fall of 2009.

Participating students will receive 1 or 3 credit hours and an on-
screen credit in the television program as a production assistant, a
segment producer and camera/editor.  This is a very hands-on
designed class, and an arranged flexible schedule is required.  We
will meet weekly at a mutually agreed time for production planning
meetings and training on the AVID editing.

A journal will be kept and a final paper is required for a part of
the grade.

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
previous works.

To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and Sciences, this
course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at
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