Fall 2017 Timetable (subject to change)

Studio Production 
Weeks 9-16

MEET IN ATLAS STUDIO Class hours – 1pm – 4:50pm  LEVEL B-2 IN ATLAS BUILDING

Week 9

Tuesday, 24 OCTOBER

  • Hello and Introduction to the Studio
  • Go over required materials
  • Stages of Production
  • Lecture - The Television Production Process
  • Screening - 9News - watch video and discuss directing
  • Discuss Assignments

READING:

Chapter 1 – The Television Production Process

  • Section 1.1 - What Television Production Is About
  • Section 1.2 – Technical Production Systems

Chapter 2 – The Producer in Pre-Production

  • Section 2.1 - What Producing Is All About
  • Section 2.2 – Information Resources, Unions and Ratings

Chapter 4 – The Director in Preproduction

  • Section 4.1 – How a Director Prepares
  • Section 4.2 – Communication and Scheduling

Chapter 16 – The Director in Production

  • Section 16.1 – Multi-camera Control Room Directing
  • Section 16.2 – Single-camera and Digital Cinema Directing

Thursday, 26 OCTOBER

  • Review from reading assignments  - students will be called on to answer questions based on readings
  • Instruction - learn how to operate the studio equipment
  • Cameras and Composition
  • Microphones
  • Video Switcher
  • Character Generator
  • Lecture: Producing and Writing for Broadcast - the Television Script format and the different story formats that you may use

WEEKEND READING:

Chapter 3 – The Script

  • Section 3.1 - Basic Script Formats
  • Section 3.2 – Dramatic Structure, Conflict, and Dramaturgy

Chapter 9 – Audio Sound Control

  • Section 9.1 - Sound Controls and Recording
  • Section 9.2 – Stereo, Surround Sound, and Sound Aesthetics

Chapter 13 – Switching or Instantaneous Editing

  • Section 13.1 - How Switchers Work
  • Section 13.2 – Special Purpose Switchers

Chapter 14 - Design

  • Section 14.1 - Designing and Using Television Graphics
  • Section 14.2 - Scenery and Props

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Week 10

Tuesday, 31 OCTOBER

  • Review from reading assignments - students will be called on to answer questions based on readings
  • Instruction - learn how to operate the studio equipment
  • Audio Board
  • On-camera performance
  • What to wear
  • Make-up
  • Practice directing
  • WRITE YOUR DIRECTING CHEAT-SHEET

READING:

Chapter 15 – Television Talent

  • Section 15.1 - Television Performers and Actors
  • Section 15.2 – How to Do Makeup and What to Wear

Thursday, 2 NOVEMBER

  • Begin Studio Interview Exercise

WEEKEND READING:

Review Chapters 1, 2, 4, & 16 - it's helpful to go back and review the material so it settles into your long-term memory. Then take a short break and start new readings. 

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Week 11

Tuesday, 7 NOVEMBER               

  • Finish Studio Interview Exercise
  • QUIZ #1 - will cover Chapters, 1, 2, 4 & 16
  • DISCUSS NEWS BREAK EXERCISE
  • ASSIGNMENT - Per the handout, write a newsbreak script with 4 VO's (Readers) that you can use in your newsbreak exercise. These readers should be between 20-30 seconds long - read them out loud to help you polish the wording.    All students must submit scripts on Thursday, 9 November

Thursday, 9 NOVEMBER

  • Begin News Break Exercise

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Week 12

Tuesday, 14 NOVEMBER

  • Continue News Break Exercise

Thursday, 16 NOVEMBER

  • Finish News Break Exercise
  • DISCUSS FINAL PROJECT 

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Week 13 - FALL BREAK - no classes!

WEEKEND READING:

Review Chapters 3, 9, 13, 14 & 15 - it's helpful to go back and review the material so it settles into your long-term memory. Then take a short break and start new readings. 

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Week 14

Tuesday, 28 NOVEMBER

  • Pop Assignment - all students must be present to get credit - no make-up.

Thursday, 30 NOVEMBER

  • QUIZ #2 - will cover chapters 3, 9, 13 & 14
  • Prep for Final Projects

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Week 15

Tuesday, 5 DECEMBER

  • Begin Final Project - first team

Thursday 7 DECEMBER

  • Continue Final Project - second team

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Week 16

Tuesday, 12 DECEMBER

  • Continue Final Project - third team

Thursday, 14 DECEMBER

  • Finish Final Project - fourth team
  • Take-Home Final



 END OF SEMESTER!