Television Production & Broadcast Journalism provides students with basic technical skills necessary to enter the television production industry as a production assistant, and introduces broadcast journalism theory. The text provides an overview of the equipment, job responsibilities, and techniques involved in both traditional studio production and remote location work. The activities and processes involved in each phase of production are presented and reinforced with realistic examples, numerous photos showing students in actual production situations, and engaging student activities.
Broadcast journalism coverage includes ethics and news judgment, types of stories, news writing, preparing news packages, and conducting interviews. The broadcast journalism topics address skills and qualities required in the industry, but also incorporate classroom-appropriate standards and practices.
1. The Television Production Industry 2. Working in the Television Production Industry 3. The Video Camera and Support Equipment 4. Video Camera Operations 5. Video Acquisition, Recordable Media & Storage 6. Audio Basics 7. Connectors 8. Scriptwriting 9. Newsroom Production 10. Broadcast Journalism 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 26. Getting Into the Industry
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.
Gil Garcia - is a media arts instructor and an award winning documentary filmmaker with an extensive background working in film production for advertising companies such as GSD&M and LatinWorks Marketing. A graduate of The University of Texas Radio Television Film Program, he is currently in his ninth year teaching film production and broadcast journalism at Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, Texas. Mr. Garcia is also a media education consultant for the Austin Independent School District as well as the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Project. Mr. Garcia serves on the community advisory board for KLRU, the Austin PBS affiliate, and volunteers his talents for Latinitas, a non-profit organization focused on informing, entertaining, and inspiring young Latinas to grow into healthy, confident, and successful Latinas. A leader in the field of media arts education, Mr. Garcia’s students have won top honors at the national level and have been recognized or featured by: The Obama Administration, The National Student Television Network, National Public Radio, Texas Monthly, The Austin American Statesman, The PBS NewsHour, The BBC, and many others.