Are you sick of local news outlets ignoring the stories that affect your community? Join this project-based studio class to collaborate on a show that agitates for social change.
In this class, intended for both certified Open Signal producers and anybody with an interest in citizen journalism, we’re calling on you to submit a show proposal that fits this summer’s theme: “Our Town.” We will be exploring how a place shapes identity: What makes a place special? What narratives create the essence and character of a place? What are the people like?
Whether it's a short documentary, a televised interview show or anything else you can imagine, we're looking for programming proposals that evoke compelling community dialogues that can create change.
After the proposal selection, members of the class will work with the selected producer to create a short program, practicing hands-on studio skills like video switcher operation, graphics, advanced lighting, audio mixer operation and more, as well as expanding their writing, producing and production assistant skill sets.
If your proposal is chosen, you’ll get to work with a crew of community producers to bring your show to life!
Even if your proposal is not chosen, you'll have the opportunity to create a short program, practicing hands-on studio skills in a collaborative setting with the studio crew.
Certified HD Studio Producer Crew Slots: 5
Creative Assistant Slots (no experience required): 3
Prerequisite: Intro to HD Studio Session #1 and Session #2. There are three slots open for Creative Assistants who have not completed the HD Studio Certification.
This class is part of our Studio Production track. Learn more about our media education tracks here.
Class dates: July 30 & 31
Project proposal due date: July 12th
If your show is selected, we'll notify you by July 16th.