Dr. Steve Macek Liz Spencer, director of operations, NCTV 17
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SPC 113 will introduce you to basic video
field production and postproduction/editing techniques. Students enrolled in the class are members of
the Cardinal Video video production club and are encouraged to work with the
group even after they’ve mastered basic production skills. In this course,
you’ll learn by doing—by working together to produce a magazine-format TV show,
Today, that airs on NCTV 17,
There is no required text for the course. However, students are expected to purchase two 60-minute MiniDV cassettes. They are available at Best Buy, Circuit City, Fry’s Electronics, Office Max and other stores that carry digital camcorders and two should cost you roughly $10.
¨ Attendance at Tuesday group meetings is required. (Note that some weeks meeting will be very short and some weeks we’ll also meet on Thursday).
¨ While this course generally adopts a hands-on approach, you are expected to read any handouts we give you.
¨ Do your best to learn how to use the equipment (cameras, mics, lighting gear, etc.) and be open to criticism and instruction from the instructors and your peers.
¨ Treat each other and the instructors with respect.
¨ Be on time for scheduled meetings, trainings and interviews. Finish your package(s) by the deadlines we set for you.
¨ Be careful with the equipment. Get used to checking and double checking your gear. Be sure not to leave anything behind at a shoot. Report any malfunctions or lost gear immediately to the instructors.
¨ Be prepared to attend one or more training sessions at the studios of NCTV 17. Also, plan to be on hand for the taping of the studio portion of the show.
Production Schedule for NCC Today
Tuesday, January 4.
Screening of fall term installment of NCC Today
Explain how to produce news magazine show
Go over basic terminology
Review production schedule
Begin generating ideas for show
Divide into experienced/inexperienced groups
Elect officers for the club/complete registration
Camera and lighting bootcamp. For inexperienced CV students only.
Tuesday, January 11.
Getting good B-roll.
Thursday, January 13.
Experienced students only. Refresher session on cameras. Critique of NCC Today.
Tuesday, January 18.
Story ideas need to be solid.
Break out in teams.
Draw up tentative list of stories.
Experienced students should be shooting B-roll and booking interviews.
Inexperienced students work with instructors to develop stories.
Tuesday, January 24.
Check in/Progress Report.
Bring B-roll tape for screening.
Experienced students interviewing.
Thursday, January 27.
Editing demo (probably at NCTV17).
Everyone shooting interviews.
Logging and script outlining explained.
Experienced students should be logging footage.
Tuesday, February 8
Check in/Progress report.
Logging/ experienced students can begin editing.
Tuesday, February 15
Check in/Progress report
Inexperienced students should be logging and finishing up interviews.
Experienced students should be editing.
Tuesday, February 22
All packages need to be in editing.
Tuesday, March 1
Taping intros and outros at NCTV.
Tuesday, March 8.
Show bumped together.
Big premier of finished show.