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Lights! Camera! Action!
Lights! Camera! Action!
Lights! Camera! Action!
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Lights! Camera! Action!
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Lights! Camera! Action!
Lights! Camera! Action!
Lights! Camera! Action!
Lights! Camera! Action!
Lights! Camera! Action!
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Lights! Camera! Action!
Lights! Camera! Action!
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  • 1. Lights! Camera! Action! <ul><li>Broadcast News for Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Susan K. S. Grigsby </li></ul><ul><li>Elkins Pointe Middle School </li></ul>
  • 2. Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Who’s your teacher and why is she qualified to teach a class on broadcasting? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are you and why do you want to know more about broadcasting? </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up a broadcast team </li></ul><ul><li>News crew positions </li></ul><ul><li>News crew rotations </li></ul><ul><li>Basic equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Basic video shooting </li></ul><ul><li>Audio for video </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Live vs. pre-taped </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy & video production </li></ul>
  • 3. Susan Grigsby <ul><li>Honors graduate: Music Business Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exocet Productions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Technician – Live sound crew </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Studio Technician – Recorded music </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atlanta Video Production Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Videographer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Technician </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deep South Wrestling </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bronners Bros. Hair </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial productions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peachtree Presbyterian </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Producer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Story Spinner </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 4. Susan Grigsby <ul><li>B.S. from GSU in Commercial Music Recording and Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Southern Living Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio technician </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operations Manager </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broadcast recording </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primedia Entertainment Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operations Manager </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stage Manager </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>M.L.M. from GSU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Epstein School (PK-8) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midvale Elementary (PK-6) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tate Elementary (K-5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elkins Pointe (6-8) </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Your Turn!
  • 6. Setting Up a Broadcast Team <ul><li>Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>GAMA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Georgia Association of Media Assistants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/ugh/state/steps.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of being ready for the next school year! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions/Comments </li></ul>
  • 7. News Crew Positions <ul><li>Director </li></ul><ul><li>Talent </li></ul><ul><li>Camera Operator(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Teleprompter operator </li></ul><ul><li>Production Assistant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set design and/or props </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer/graphics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Character generator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animation graphics </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. News Crew Rotation <ul><li>Full Year Position </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 to 3 week positions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be flexible! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camera Operator(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teleprompter operator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production Assistant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer/graphics </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Basic Equipment <ul><li>Camera(s) </li></ul><ul><li>VCR/DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overhead projectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo lighting kid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monitor(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teleprompter </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Equipment - Extras <ul><li>CD player </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scrolling announcement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Switcher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For 2-camera shoots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For 1 camera + C.G. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Character Generator </li></ul><ul><li>AverKey/Chroma Key </li></ul>
  • 11. Basic Video Shooting Picture in to camera Camera out to VCR in VCR out to Monitor in One Camera Set-up
  • 12. Basic Video Shooting Picture in to camera Camera out to channel in of switcher Mixer out to Monitor(s) in Two Camera Set-up Switcher out to Mixer in
  • 13. Audio for Video Connect an external mic to your camera (single camera shoot) or an audio mixer for best results. Remember! Proximity is everything! No one wants to watch a video with bad audio!
  • 14. Basic Lighting Right Angle light Left Angle light Center light Back drop or “hair” light
  • 15. Live Broadcast vs. Pre-Taped <ul><li>Live </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spontaneous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Come in, do show, go to class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video as roll-in only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>99% scripted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Errors are live! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre-taped </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completely scripted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edited program tighter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No room for spontaneity </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. Literacy & video production <ul><li>Literacy is the ability to communicate in real world situations which involves the abilities of individuals to read, write, speak, listen, view and think. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooper, 2000 </li></ul>
  • 17. Literacy & video production <ul><li>Standard 3: The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indicator 1: Organizes information for practical application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indicator 4: Produces and communicates information and ideas in appropriate formats. </li></ul></ul>Information Power Standards
  • 18. Literacy & video production <ul><li>Standard 9: The student who contributes positively to the learning community & to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue & generate information. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indicator 4: Collaborates with others, both in person and through technologies, to design, develop, and evaluate information products and solutions. </li></ul></ul>Information Power Standards
  • 19. Literacy & video production <ul><li>We understand & remember best when facts & skills are embedded in natural, spatial memory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language acquired this way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single most important element that brain-based theories have in common </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educational implications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spatial memory best invoked through experiential learning (projects, field trips, performances) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Caine and Caine </li></ul><ul><li>Making Connections </li></ul>Brain-Based Learning
  • 20. Literacy & video production <ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting </li></ul><ul><li>Revising </li></ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul>The writing process
  • 21. Literacy & video production The video production process <ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul>
  • 22. &quot;What I've Learned from Making Video&quot; — A Student Speaks &quot;Not only have we learned how to use the equipment, how to work together, and how to create something worthwhile for television, we've learned how to put it all together, too. We've learned how to watch television as well. We're paying more attention now to what we see. We know what to look for, because we have inside information. We're thinking more about what's on television, and making more intelligent decisions about what we want to spend our time watching. Most of all, after doing this kind of work ourselves, we have a lot more respect for what we view, and for the people who do it professionally. We understand what goes into every minute we see on television. Knowing what happens behind the scenes doesn't diminish the magic of television, however; if anything, it increases the wonder of what we see.&quot; — Steve Dast, Advanced Media Class, West High School, Madison, WI http://www.medialit.org/reading_room/article560.html
  • 23. Lights, Camera, Action! <ul><li>Video production addresses Information Power Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Video production addresses several areas of brain-based learning principles </li></ul><ul><li>Video production is an example of inquiry-based instruction/learning </li></ul><ul><li>Video production is a natural extension of the reading and writing process </li></ul>
  • 24. Lights! Camera! Action! <ul><li>Broadcast News for Schools </li></ul>Let’s start shooting!

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