The university's Jandoli School has been given a network level television sports production truck by Game Creek Video, becoming the only school in the country with such a facility.
Imagine yourself doing play-by-play of Division One college sports on live television for hundreds of thousands of viewers on a TV sports network.
Picture yourself directing or producing a tournament basketball game, providing replays, running a camera or providing audio or graphics for telecasts.
You can be one of the St. Bonaventure JMC students taking a unique course in remote TV production using the university's broadcast facility, a 48-foot, 40-ton unit with 10 cameras and facilities once used for major league sports and the Academy Awards. Click to view video of men's basketball highlights produced with this equipment!
You'll learn the way to present journalism on the fly, live sports telecasts of A-10 basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse etc., plus studio shows about sports and public affairs when you enroll in JMC 401E. Your instructor spent 35 years as a big league producer and director, and you'll also learn in workshops from men and women who've won Emmys for their work at CBS, NBC, Fox and ESPN.
Currently the course is open to juniors and seniors, but internships for credit are available to sophomores.
The equipment on the truck includes a Grass Valley 3000 switcher, four hard Ikegami cameras with Canon lenses, three hand-held Ikegami cameras, four Sony W75 Beta decks, a Yamaha 3500 audio console, a Chyron Infinit, and an Abekas DVEous.
The Koop Broadcasting Lab is a news room and fully functioning television production studio located in the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism/Mass Communication. It's named for, and dedicated to the memory of, the late Bob Koop, a longtime anchor on WIVB-TV Channel 4 News in Buffalo.
Students learn television news production in a modern digital setting in the Koop Lab. The base course is Video Production, which technical skills in videography and editing are first taught as well as storytelling using the medium. Broadcast Reporting follows, a course that explores writing for the medium and production of actual TV news and feature stories. The final course in the sequence is Seminar in Broadcast Journalism, which students produce a weekly newscast that airs on SBU-TV and on cable systems throughout Western New York.
The Koop Lab facilities include a professional news set and anchor desk connected to a separate control room. Digital camcorders and eight AVID digital editing systems are used for production as well as EZ-News modern news production software and a digital on-screen graphics machine.
Open daily, under the direction of student lab assistants, the facility is available to all JMC students and many produce special projects on its equipment.
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