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MSCH-X476 WTIU Production Workshop

X476 can be taken for variable credit hours. The number of hours a student can be scheduled per week is as follows:

  • 1 credit hour – from 3.5 to 6.25 hrs/wk
  • 2 credit hour – from 6.25 to 9.5 hrs/wk
  • 3 credit hour – from 9.5 to 12.5 hrs/wk

MSCH-X476 Radio/Television Services (www.radiotvservices.com) Production Workshop

P: - TEL-T 283 (or MSCH-P228) AND TEL-T351 (or MSCH-P351) with a grade of C- or higher, and consent of instructor. Requires application for authorization.

NOTE: 5 different versions are being offered:

  • Long Form - Documentary
  • Journey Indiana
  • Children’s Programming (The Friday Zone)
  • News
  • Digital (Web)

Students may only apply to two areas. Application forms (below) must be submitted by the last day in March (for fall semester) or the last day in October (for spring semester). Late applications will not be accepted. Students will be notified about acceptance before the third Friday of April or November.

1/ LONG FORM DOCUMENTARY
https://video.indianapublicmedia.org/show/wtiu-documentaries/
Production Assistant

IU Radio/Television Services (RTVS) is the video and audio production unit for the University, including parent of PBS affiliate station WTIU.  WTIU is a PBS member television station that broadcasts to 29 counties in south-central Indiana, including the cities of Bloomington, Terre Haute, and Columbus and reaching the Indianapolis Metropolitan area via satellite. WTIU’s primary mission is to deliver distinctive programming and telecommunications services to meet the educational, entertainment, information, and enrichment needs of citizens of all ages in Indiana.

WTIU is well regarded among producers for public television. In its 50 years on the air, WTIU has enjoyed a strong relationship with arts performers and cultural organizations and has produced
numerous award-winning broadcast documentary programs – see shopwtiu.org. Each year, RTVS produces between 3-5 local long form (documentary) programs for WTIU broadcast and web, including distribution to all Indiana public television stations, and often to national public broadcast outlets.

The student will be assigned directly to an RTVS long form/documentary project, under the direct guidance of the Producer/Director. Responsibilities will primarily be centered on: production elements research (newspaper headlines, still photographs, archive video footage, interviewee bio research), creating interview transcripts, and legal clearances.  Participation in field shoots and post production workflow may also be included based on student skill level and schedule availability.  Students will receive on screen credit within the completed program.  Exact schedule, hours, work location, and workload are determined in consult with the Producer.

2/ JOURNEY INDIANA
www.journeyindianatv.org
Production Assistant

IU Radio/Television Services (RTVS) is the video and audio production unit for the University, including parent of PBS affiliate station WTIU.  WTIU is a PBS member television station that broadcasts to 29 counties in south-central Indiana, including the cities of Bloomington, Terre Haute, and Columbus and reaching the Indianapolis Metropolitan area via satellite. WTIU’s primary mission is to deliver distinctive programming and telecommunications services to meet the educational, entertainment, information, and enrichment needs of citizens of all ages in Indiana.

WTIU is well regarded among producers for public television. In its 50 years on the air, WTIU has enjoyed a strong relationship with arts performers and cultural organizations and has produced numerous award-winning broadcast series, episodes, and stories. 

Journey Indiana:  Discover the distinctive culture, history, people, and artistry that shape Indiana. Join hosts Ashley Dillard and Brandon Wentz as they travel across the state to explore unique Hoosier experiences.  Savor a delectable treat from the world’s largest chocolate store. Stroll through an outdoor sculpture trail. Explore the history of the first electrically lighted city in the world. Wander mysterious catacombs. All these adventures and more await you—right here in Indiana.  Experience the Hoosier state like never before on WTIU's Journey Indiana.

Take a road trip with us to discover the distinctive culture, history, people, and artistry that shape our state. Each week, Journey Indiana travels to new destinations to learn what makes those communities special.

The student will be assigned directly to the WTIU series Journey Indiana, under the direct guidance of the series Producer.  Responsibilities will primarily include: story research (idea generation and investigation), story production coordination, interviews transcription, companion website workload, participation in field ENG shoots, and post production workflow.    Students will receive on screen credit within applicable episodes.  Exact schedule, hours, work location, and workload are determined in consult with the Producer.

3/ CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING / THE FRIDAY ZONE
www.indianapublicmedia.org/fridayzone
Production Assistant 

IU Radio/Television Services (RTVS) is the video and audio production unit for the University, including parent of PBS affiliate station WTIU.  WTIU is a PBS member television station that broadcasts to 29 counties in south-central Indiana, including the cities of Bloomington, Terre Haute, and Columbus and reaching the Indianapolis Metropolitan area via satellite. WTIU’s primary mission is to deliver distinctive programming and telecommunications services to meet the educational, entertainment, information, and enrichment needs of citizens of all ages in Indiana.

WTIU is well regarded among producers for public television. In its 50 years on the air, WTIU has enjoyed a strong relationship with arts performers and cultural organizations and has produced numerous award-winning broadcast series, episodes, and stories. 
The Friday Zone:  Every Friday afternoon on PBS television stations across Indiana, The Friday Zone offers kids and families an entertaining and educational half-hour of quality television featuring performances, guests, activities, and ideas for fun and exploration.  In addition to content built on Indiana’s core curriculum for students age 6-9, The Friday Zone also showcases strong social values and the importance of the individual’s role in a community.  
 
The student will be assigned directly to the WTIU Producer of Children’ Programming / The Friday Zone.  Responsibilities will primary include: assisting the production and post-production of field and studio segments for The Friday Zone, story idea generation, research, arts and crafts, and creation of skits or segments.  Students will receive on screen credit within applicable episodes.  Exact schedule, hours, work location, and workload are determined in consult with the Producer.

4/ NEWS
www.indianapublicmedia.org/news
Production Assistant

The WFIU/WTIU News Department is a converged radio, television and online newsroom.  WTIU is a PBS member television station that broadcasts to 29 counties in south-central Indiana, including the cities of Bloomington, Terre Haute, and Columbus and reaching the Indianapolis Metropolitan area via satellite. WFIU is an NPR affiliate station broadcasting in Bloomington with translators in Terre Haute, Columbus, French Lick/West Baden, Greensburg and Kokomo.  The newsroom’s primary mission is to deliver distinctive programming and telecommunications services to meet the educational, entertainment, information, and enrichment needs of citizens of all ages in Indiana.

The student will be assigned directly to the WTIU/WFIU News Department, under the direct guidance of the News Bureau Chief.  Responsibilities will be centered on: developing and reporting in-depth news stories, video shooting or audio recording daily news, editing stories on Avid or Audition, transferring stories and newsbreaks to online versions, and set-up and break-down daily studio newsbreak live segments. Hours and work location is per the daily news department schedule.

5/  DIGITAL (WEB)
www.indianapublicmedia.org
www.digital1229.org
Production Assistant

Digital is the web department for IU-Radio/Television Services, WFIU Public Radio (NPR) and WTIU Public Television (PBS). While Digital’s primary function is to operate IndianaPublicMedia.org, the purpose of this position is to generate content for Digital 1229, the WFIU/WTIU home to web-first articles and videos, as well as series like [Indi]android and the INbox.

The student will be assigned directly to Digital, under the direct guidance of the Digital 1229 Digital Crusader (producer). Over the course of the Production Workshop, the student’s responsibilities will include:

  • Pitching, researching and writing stories for the INbox, Digital 1229’s local features series and mainstay of the site
  • Producing a video series or multiple video features from concept to shooting to finished product
  • Promoting their projects on Digital 1229 via WTIU and WFIU social channels

To carry out these responsibilities, the student will need to be: a capable writer and reporter, a confident interviewer both in person and remotely, able to organize and conduct field shoots with professional production staff and videographers, and knowledgeable in post-production workflow to bring their vision to life. An eye for detail is a huge plus.

If you’re a passionate storyteller, someone who’s after in-demand experience as a “preditor” (producer/editor), or a creator who wants to leave their name and personality on a finished product, this is the workshop for you.

Exact schedule, hours, work location and workload will be determined in consult with the Digital Crusader. Some flexibility may be required depending on certain projects.

 

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To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and Sciences, this course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at http://college.indiana.edu/undergrad/academicBulletin.shtml. If you have questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.