JMC194 Syllabus

JMC 194: 86031 and 86032 Studio Production
Fall 2012
Mon 4:10-6:00 pm or Thurs. 1:30-3:20
Location: Cronkite 602/604
Instructor: Dave Cornelius
Office: Cronkite 402K
Phone: 602.496.9710
Mobile: 480.338.1336

Attendance: You are expected to attend every class and be on time. Every member of the class will be needed to fulfill important production roles each week. This is only a seven-week class. Any absence will affect your grade negatively.

Course goals and objectives:

  1. Develop familiarity with studio equipment, its care, operation and basic production procedures.
  2. Introduce the vocabulary of production.
  3. Demonstrate the importance of cooperation and collaboration. Develop the ability to function as a member of a production team.
  4. Develop sound attitudes towards assignments and constructive criticism.
  5. Develop an appreciation of the production process as a communication tool.
  6. Discuss career opportunities in the diverse marketplace.

Course Schedule:

Week 1 – Studio and Control Room overview. Positions and vocabulary ie: Technical Director, Director, Graphics, Audio etc.

Week 2 – Newscast training

Week 3 – Newscast training

Week 4 – Newscast training

Week 5 – Newscast training

Week 6 – Newscast training

Week 7 – Newscast training

Production Positions:

The goal is to get everyone to experience each position required for a newscast. We will rotate throughout the class to each position.

  1. Director
  2. Technical Director
  3. Video playback operator
  4. Graphics/Chyron operator
  5. Audio operator
  6. Teleprompter operator
  7. Floor Director
  8. Camera 1
  9. Camera 2
  10. Camera 3

We will also use 2-3 anchors for each show a lead reporter and eventually weather person.

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