This week our annual news project, Nyhetsprosjektet, started at school. It’s a cool project that involves the TV-production class and journalism class working together to create a multi platform news broadcaster. Through our website, NettavisaUllandhaug.no we’ll publish news like an online newspaper. In addition we’ll have regular live streaming of web-based radio and TV.
The TV-production students are responsible for the TV webcast from the studio as well as producing news segments to be part of the webcast. The journalism student act as reporters and journalists on all platforms.
In the preparations for the project I, along with one other, served as technical manager. Our job was to set up all the technical equipment, ensure it was connected correctly and working as intended. Interesting and educational job. As the project started however, I took on a less technical job (still consulting the current TM at times though, as I knew the set-up).
The set-up in the control room we use (titles and job description may vary from production to production or studio to studio, but this is how we do it) consist of the following crew: One sound engineer, one script (responsible for scripting the show, keeping track of the progress of the production and news segments in production and gathering information like time, names of people etc. and running the teleprompter. Basically this position gathers several jobs that may be split on a larger production) one graphic coordinator, on technical manager (also responsible for video playback and vision engineering) and a Producer (combined vision mixer and television director). The control room crew is all second year students. In addition we have three camera operators and a light assistant, all first year students.
From Monday to Wednesday my job was Script. An interesting and very busy job. Today and tomorrow I’m the producer. It’s not as busy as script so that’s why I have time to write this. From next week I’m in the segment production group, meaning I’ll be serving as a camera man or video journalist producing news segments.
Anyway, you can check out the previous webcasts on our website, NettavisaUllandhaug.no or Vimeo. If you want to watch it live, we’ll be broadcasting on this link at 17.00 from Monday to Friday the next weeks.