Television Production & Broadcast Journalism prepares students to work in the industry by providing an overview of the equipment, job responsibilities, and techniques involved with both studio and remote location work. The activities and processes involved with each phase of production are presented. Broadcast journalism coverage includes ethics and news judgment, newswriting, and conducting interviews.
The content provides students the technical skills necessary to enter the industry as a production assistant.
A strong emphasis is placed on vocabulary and the correct use of technical terms to prepare students to speak the language of the industry.
STEM and Academic Activities relate content to other disciplines, including science, math, language arts, and social science.
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Table of Contents
1. The Television Production Industry 2. Working in the Television Production Industry 3. The Video Camera and Support Equipment 4. Video Camera Operations 5. Videotape, Video Media, and Video Recorders 6. Audio Basics 7. Connectors 8. Scriptwriting 9. Broadcast Journalism 10. Writing a News Story for Broadcast 11. Interviews 12. Legalities: Releases, Copyright, and Forums 13. Music 14. Image Display 15. Lighting 16. Studio and Remote Shooting 17. Remote Shooting 18. Props, Set Dressing, and Scenery 19. Production Staging and Interacting with Talent 20. Directing 21. Makeup Application and Costume Considerations 22. Video Switchers and Special Effects Generators 23. Electronic Special Effects 24. Video Editing 25. Getting Technical
Phillip L. Harris - received a Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University and Master of Arts in Technology Education from George Mason University. He is also a graduate of Imero Fiorintino Lighting Seminars. Mr. Harris's professional production experience includes a wide range of freelance videography (from weddings to commercials), over 25 years as a freelance theatrical makeup designer and artist, and experience directing more than 25 plays and musicals for community theater since 1979.
Mr. Harris brings over 34 years of teaching television production to this book. As part of the program he taught, Mr. Harris created Digital Wave Productions, a school-based enterprise that allows students to gain professional work experience and raise funds, while producing video projects for clients.
Mr. Harris retired from teaching in 2006, but remains passionate about sharing his successful curriculum and facility design tips with fellow television production and broadcast journalism instructors. He is well-known in the career education field as a convention speaker and is a session presenter and contest judge at many conventions and conferences, including SIPA, JEA, STN, ITEA, ACTE, and ASPA. Through his consulting business, Mr. Harris assists school districts and individual schools design, develop, and implement television and video programs, and provides training for teachers of these courses.