Educator's Survival Guide to TV Production Equipment and Setup / Edition 1

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With this guide you can select, connect, and effectively use the right audio and video production equipment for your school. The authors describe a variety of production equipment (e.g., camcorders, editing equipment, video mixers), in-depth selection/assessment criteria, and how to establish your school's own television production studio.

Setting up and maintaining a television production studio can be a big challenge, but this handbook makes it easy-and it helps you save time and money! Designed specifically for educators, the book helps you select, connect, and use audio and video production equipment in the school. The authors describe a variety of production equipment (e.g., camcorders, microphones, VCRs, editing equipment, video mixers) and offer an in-depth discussion of selection criteria. They guide you through a detailed assessment of your existing equipment and through the establishment of a television production studio, from size and location to lights, backdrops, and communication systems. There are even directions for presenting completed video programs-using multiple televisions, video projectors, and closed-circuit systems. A complete chapter is dedicated to working with vendors in areas of equipment purchase, rental and repair, blank tape purchase, videotape duplication, and production music. Numerous illustrations an

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A guide to selecting, connecting, and using audio and video production equipment in schools, for teachers and librarians working with students in grades K-12. Describes production equipment and how to select it, explains how to assess existing equipment and needs, shows how to establish a television studio, and gives directions for presenting a completed video program in school. A chapter on working with vendors includes minimal information on funding. Concludes with a list of frequently asked questions and answers on media programs and working with students. Includes a glossary and b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563085826
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 11/15/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 10.01 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER CURCHY is Educational Media Specialist, at Jensen Beach High School, Jensen Beach, Florida. Christopher has 29 years experience teaching in Florida grades K-12. With Keith Kyker, Curchy is the co-author of 9 educational technology books for Libraries Unlimited. They have presented at more than 50 conferences nationwide, write the Video Viewfinder column for Florida Media Quarterly, and host the popular Web site

KEITH KYKER (M.Ed.) has 23 years teaching experience, and has been working with school television production for 18 of those years. He has earned degrees in educational media/instructional technology and speech education from the University of Central Florida. Keith currently serves as the educational media specialist at Northwood Elementary School in Crestview, Florida. Keith was previously the media specialist at Lewis Middle School in Valparaiso, Florida where he earned District Teacher of the Year honors in 1999. Before becoming a media specialist, Keith taught television production, media production, public speaking, and English at the high school and college levels. Keith recently served on the committee that developed the assessment for National Board Certification for library media, and was instrumental in providing benchmarks for accomplished media practices.

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