I enrolled in a TV 1 Production course during the Fall of 2015. However, I swore I was only taking this course to satisfy my degree requirements.
But, before I knew it I had fallen in love with television production. My professor was James Machado. If you don’t know him by name, you’ll know him by his work. He edited shows like Love & Hip Hop, Pawn Stars, and many more. My colleagues and I walked away from that course with technical knowledge learned through the hands on experience he gave our class in WCU’s TV studio.
Personally, I learned…
- How to properly wrap a cable
- Find/adjust audio levels
- Work a studio camera
- Frame various shots
- Roll tape
- White & black balance cameras
- I directed a segment**
- I operated the switcher for a segment and helped my classmates become Technical Directors**
- Make graphics
- Roll the prompter
- Write A/V scripts & rundowns
Here is a link to our final project. This fictional newscast was a compilation of the various segments written, directed, and produced by my TV class. I directed the interview segment with WCU Faculty member Candy Noltensmeyer. I was the TD for the “commercial” about The Speedo Teamster Bag.