Employers are looking for a range of skills in job seekers.  Whether you intend to become a camera operator or a news anchor, experience is the key to finding a job. But showing your motivation and passion is another way to win the hearts of employers. TV-1 will help qualify you for the skills that employers are looking for, but it will take some personal commitment on your part. Broadcast is a highly competitive field and there are many other students who want the same job as you. Therefore, you need to learn, learn, learn, and make opportunities to get experience beyond just the regular assignments. Here are some skills that I hope you will obtain as the semester progresses:

  • Demonstrating that you can apply the standards of broadcast excellence to recording video and audio. Showing that you can competently run camera, get proper exposure, sharp focus and balanced composition. Demonstrating these skills will help you stand out in the competition. And I'm here to help you become the best you can be!
  • Learning the basics of Adobe Premiere to edit video creatively and seamlessly. I know that learning computer software can be intimidating, so I hope that you will take advantage of individual instruction with me to help you stay on course.
  • Developing time management skills and time-saving professional workflows. Knowing how to do this will help you become more efficient and meet your deadlines. And yes, applying these skills will save you time in your busy school schedule!    
  • Learning how to evaluate video productions critically.
  • Acquire resume material that you can add to your e-Portfolio. If you want to get noticed by an employer, then you need a portfolio that showcases exemplary work.

My tip: don't treat assignments as the only opportunity you have to gain experience and develop your skills. Seek me out for assistance and individual learning. Going the extra mile in your work shows that you're not only on the path to doing exemplary work, but also you're more likely to be someone I would recommend for a job!

If you ever need extra help, I welcome you to contact me. 


Teaching Philosophy

Required Text and Supplies

What's Expected From You?


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