Thursday, March 31, 2016
SIGN UP NOW FOR ADVANCED WORKSHOPS IF YOU WANT TO SEE THEM TAKE PLACE!
It's time to put your chips on the table and raise production values for your programs in 2016.
As a "Word To The Wise Is Sufficient" -- our staff of professional television producers (with literally thousands of hours of production time in the can) are willing to share their industry secrets with local producers, but it's up to you to step forward and sign up.
Please remember that classes are subject to cancellation for low enrollment -- we must have three registered participants at least 48 hours in advance to hold any workshop, or it WILL be rescheduled or outright cancelled.
We've heard from producers who said they had intended to take a course, only to find out late in the game that it had been cancelled. RVTV Staff take your feedback seriously and we are developing a Producer Portal to share this information with you on-line (details of which will be released at tomorrow's Producer Meeting).
With that said, we need you to take our feedback seriously as well: RVTV cannot hold classes based on wishful thinking. We need folks to register for a class in order for us to hold said class in order for you to be able to take said class. Period.
ADVANCED WORKSHOP: ON-SET NETWORKING
Thursday, April 7th, 6-8pm
Thursday, April 14th, 6-8pm
- A look behind that TriCaster rack and get a hands-on demonstration of how all the studio equipment is hooked together.
- Demonstration the use of and best practices advice for the "Aux Out" function of the TriCaster to feed any available video sources to the stand-up widescreen Samsung display.
- A how-to walk-through with the Matrox scan converter system works to translate the feed from our studio-dedicated Mac ProBook laptop to the TriCaster system and how these sets of devices can be tied together so you can run your own Powerpoint set-up, display websites and even play streaming or recorded media from the host's chair.
- Exploration of the benefits and pitfalls of using Skype and other video conferencing software, with an emphasis on maximizing quality and coaching your remote talent.
NOTICE: As previously announced in this newsletter, and as spelled out in the Community Access Policy, "Use of the On-Set Display, the studio laptop, the scan convertor and associated equipment is only permitted under the direction of a producer who has completed the Advanced Workshop entitled 'On-Set Networking.'"
INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP: AUDIO & GRIP FOR STUDIO
Tuesday, May 3rd, 6-8pm
Tuesday, May 17th, 6-8pm
- Develop your skills in safe and sane use of rigging in studio grip work.
- Understand what is necessary vs. overkill in construction your audio plan.
- Learn about Diegetic and Non Diegetic Audio and understand the uses of each in sound design.
- Explore how you would best deploy microphones for more complicated studio set-ups (two sets, live audience, teleplay/theater, live music).
- Share best practices for a clean and well-running physical studio environment.
NOTICE: As this is the first time this workshop is being offered, we are offering a discounted price of $20 to enroll. As this is an Intermediate-level course, only Basic Studio Certification is required.
INTERMEDIATE DIRECTING: PRODUCTION DESIGN & PRODUCTION PROCESS
This two part workshop is designed as the immediate follow-up to our basic Studio Certification process, not only for those producers who also wish to Direct, but for any producer who wants to up their game and learn advanced techniques to 'win the game before ever stepping onto the field.'
Production Design covers topics such as: Team building, coordination, pre-production elements, art direction, set design, plan for sound, plan for graphics, music selection. “The accompaniment parts.” Good practices. Planning to tell the story visually & with audio. Packaging and wrapping. Crew communication. Art & Sets, Camera & lights, Sound & Music, and Fonts/Colors/Graphics all coordinated.
Production Process covers topics such as: Developing the plan with your team, clear communication, shot progression, keeping it dynamic, moving the camera, where you would move it and why. Intercutting and transitions, using the rules to maximum effect. Speed & pacing, anticipating the conversation, increasing your rate of cutting. Talking fast & multitasking. Communicating with your on-set crew, differentiating this from communicating with your control room crew. Comparison of coordinated elements in action vs. divergent elements.
Completion of Intermediate Directing is required to take any Advanced Studio Workshop.
ADVANCED WORKSHOP: ANATOMY OF LIGHTING
- Look at the types of studio lights and their distinct uses.
- Learn how the lighting appliances are put together and why.
- Study the principles of focusing, angle and intensity.
- Exploration of the use of color for mood, effect and color correction.
- What a gobo is and how the textures affect composition.
- How to make humans look human!
- Demonstration of set-up and integration of the lighting grid
- How the lighting panel works and what those 'do not touch' buttons do.
The cost is $40 for any advanced workshop, and once enrolled, you can re-take them as many times as you like. We do require three advance sign-ups to hold these courses or they are subject to cancellation. To register, contact Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 552-6898.