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Undergraduate Program | T437: WTIU Production Workshop


T437 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

TEL-T 437 (10411) Radio/Television Services (www.radiotvservices.com) Production Workshop

P: - TEL-T 283 & T351 with a grade of C- or higher, and consent of instructor. Requires application for authorization.

NOTE: 5 different versions are being offered:

  • Documentary: Production Assistant/Coordinator/Researcher
  • The Weekly Special: Production Assistant
  • Children’s Programming (The Friday Zone): Production Assistant/Assistant Editor
  • WFIU/WTIU News: Videographer/Editor/Production Assistant
  • Integrated Media: Online Content and Design Production Assistant

Students may only apply to one area. Late Production Applications will not be accepted.

1/ DOCUMENTARY
Production Assistant/Coordinator/Researcher

Radio/Television Services (RTVS) is the video and audio production unit for the University and 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 nearly 40 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, including Spirit of Monroe County I, II, and III, West Baden Springs - Save of the Century, Restoring the Legend - The French Lick Springs Hotel,
Beaux Arts at 50; Hard Life, Reverend Ernest T. Butler, Wilderness Plots, Our Town series, Indiana Legends series Sugarplum Dreams: Staging the Nutcracker, and many more. Each year, RTVS produces between 3-5 local documentaries for broadcast on WTIU and beyond, including broadcast/distribution on
PBS and PBS Home Video.

The student will be assigned directly to an RTVS 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.  Responsibilities may also include participation in field shoots and post production workflow.  Students will receive on screen credit within the completed documentary.  Hours and work location will be flexible.

2/ THE WEEKLY SPECIAL
Production Assistant

Radio/Television Services (RTVS) is the video and audio production unit for the University and 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 nearly 40 years on the air, WTIU has enjoyed a strong relationship with arts performers and cultural organizations and has produced numerous award-winning broadcast programs, including The Weekly Special, The Friday Zone, and INFocus.

The student will be assigned directly to the WTIU weekly public and cultural affairs magazine The Weekly Special, under the direct guidance of the Producer.  Responsibilities will primarily include participation in field shoots, post production  workflow, and studio taping productions.  As applicable, duties may also include segment research (idea generation and investigation), segment production, transcription, and script writing.    Students will receive on screen credit within applicable programs.  Hours and work location will be flexible.

3/ CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING (including THE FRIDAY ZONE)
Production Assistant

Radio/Television Services (RTVS) is the video and audio production unit for the University and 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 nearly 40 years on the air, WTIU has enjoyed a strong relationship with arts performers, cultural organizations, and children’s programs and has produced numerous award-winning broadcast programs, including The Friday Zone, The Weekly Special, and INFocus.

The student will be assigned directly to the WTIU Producer of Children’ Programming.  Primary duties will be in assisting the production and post-production of field and studio segments for WTIU’s Emmy award-winning children’s series, The Friday Zone (targeted at ages 7-12).  Work will also include assistance in the areas of story idea generation, research, arts and crafts, and creation of skits or segment series.  Students will receive on screen credit within applicable programs.  Hours and work location will be flexible.


4/ WTIU/WFIU NEWS DEPARTMENT
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 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/  INTEGRATED MEDIA
Online Content and Design Production Assistant

Integrated Media is the online department for the three entities that comprise Indiana Public Media: WFIU Public Radio, WTIU Public Television, and Radio/Television Services.  Integrated Media's primary function is to operate indianapublicmedia.org, the main website of Indiana Public Media. This site includes individual sections for WFIU, WTIU, RTVS, News, Arts, local regularly-aired programs, documentaries and specials, community events, and financial support from individuals, organizations, and businesses. In addition, it oversees most other online activities of Indiana Public Media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, iTunes, and PBS Video. It also provides logistical support to partner projects, such as Kinsey Confidential, Muslim Voices, Security Matters, and NPR State Impact.

The student will be assigned directly to Integrated Media, under the guidance of the Integrated Media Web Producer. Responsibilities will center around one or more long-term projects, ranging from implementing improvements in social media to developing responsive, accessible site designs and/or Wordpress plugins in HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, PHP and MySQL. Hours will be flexible.

 

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.