The primary purpose of the TV Studio is to provide students with a laboratory setting for learning the tools and tasks of producing television content. The Studio also produces programming for broadcast on The Learning Network as well as the internet and creates promotional videos highlighting CFCC students and programs. A strong emphasis is placed on the quality of content being considered for broadcast. Some programs and concepts that have strong educational value may not make good television programming. Therefore, all ideas or concepts submitted for taping are treated as proposals. Proposals for long-form programming (full-length shows) should be submitted at least two months in advance of the prospective “shooting” date. Short programs require a minimum of one week’s notice and are also subject to approval. As the majority of the school’s activities are planned well in advance, there should be very few exceptions to these procedures.
The duties of the TV/Video Production Specialist include writing, producing, shooting, and editing promos, commercials, and full-length shows. Other activities include recording special school events and ceremonies. Requests to tape classroom instruction, special lectures or debates are handled through the Media Center. The Media Center provides non-studio cameras that can be checked-out to tape events of this nature. They also provide any assistance needed for operating the equipment.
The TV/Video Production Specialist and TV Studio Technician are responsible for meeting all production needs. Access to equipment and resources is limited to authorized members of the TV Studio, Media Center and the Public Information Office staff, including Sonya Johnson, Tim Vandenberg, and Robert Carter. Studio equipment is never checked-out or loaned to unauthorized students or employees. The supervision and use of Studio resources is the responsibility of the TV/Video Production Specialist.