Production Facilities & Technology
The School of Media and Public Affairs has a production floor that holds a professional studio, master control room, audio control room, vocal recording audio booth, and 42 Adobe editing stations that are available to students 24/7 in the multimedia classrooms.
Students enrolled in specific SMPA production classes have access to professional-level equipment to complete their multimedia assignments. Students have access to Panasonic CX-350 4K cameras as well as LED lighting kits, professional microphones, Nikon D-3300 DSLR cameras and digital audio recorders. Students taking documentary classes have access to Panasonic DVX-200 4k Cameras.
The studio and control room are used for collaborative learning, which includes academic studio production courses, student organizations like GWTV, media training and live events.
The Broadcast Studio is a professional and versatile 35’ X 30’ (1050 sq ft) sound-isolated production studio. It has a touch screen monitor, news set with anchor desks and a 3x3 video wall. There is also a green screen & cyclorama curtain system for Chroma-Key or other solid backgrounds for interviews or other configurations. We have four pedestal-mounted Sony 2K HD cameras with teleprompters, and a computer-driven lighting DMX control system.
The control room contains a professional Ross Graphite video signal control system with a Carbonite production switcher, Ross XPression graphics generator, and a CueScript teleprompter. Our Audio Control room is powered by a 32 channel Yamaha QL5 audio mix console to control audio from various sources during a production. In addition, the control room has a separate sound isolation booth with a broadcast quality condenser microphone for podcasts, voiceovers, and audiobooks, using Adobe software.