Comparing and contrasting what I was taught in COMM 360: Studio Production versus what I have learnt so far interning at WHAG, there are a varying amount of comparisons, but also a bountiful amount of differences.

Comparisons: information has to be relayed from directors to camera operators to know what to do (that’s obvious), signals for camera ops to use to help the show flow smoothly (like wrap the show/segment up, stand-by, etc.), zooming in and out for pushing and pulls into and out of shots, trucking, and camera positions for shots (OTS (over the shoulder), Straight-up, etc.) and proper camera aspect setups using the standard definition box on the camera.

Contrasts: White Balancing was taught, but has only been seen in use during setting up of live shots on location for news cast, signals (swinging anchors/reporters from one camera to another), focusing a shot, proper ways to move a camera with extensive cables, making sure you don’t tell the anchors/reporters there may have been a massive mistake during one of their stories (My own experience), more extensive shots (Monitor, setting up a weather screen shot, three or two shot, and how to use a desk to establish an open and to use it to judge) and how to mic checks and what to listen for.

I understand, studios will be different than what was taught in the classroom, but the class helped establish a base to build upon for furthering my career in studio production. While I have learned a lot from both the class and the actual studio work, I still have more I’m certain there is to learn. I am more than willing to learn any new skills to further myself as a person in this profession and make myself as marketable as possible for future employers.

HOUR COUNT: 94.5/140

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