Congratulations. Not many


Congratulations. Not many Jr. High schools have live broadcasts, but I was fortunate enough to go to one myself.

I only remember the basics, but here is the most basic list of necessary equipment:

Video Switchboard
Audio Switchboard

I believe we broadcasted it though a coaxil cable, but not sure about the details of that.

All I can really remember was the production aspect:

It was in a side room, in front of one wall there were two broadcasters and a poster with our school name on it, and on another wall with a different poster and a microphone stand for guest speakers (the principal, etc.) We had a camera on each wall.

We also had a computer running a slideshow of school related events. On the video mixer we had four tracks. #4 was the slideshow, #3 was a tape deck, #2 was camera B (the guest camera), and #1 was Camera number A.

During a production, we would cut from track 4 (the slide show), to the tape deck and play a brief intro to our newscast.
At the end of the intro, we would cut to video track 1. They would say announcements, and then introduce the guest speaker.
We then would cut to the guest speaker on track 2, and so on and so forth.

The audio switch would have 4 inputs as well. The audio switcher would switch between the audio from a cd player (input #4), the tape deck (input #3), the guest speaker (input #2), and our two broadcasters (input #1).

I’m not sure if that all makes sense or really helps, but i hope it gives you an idea for some of your future productions.

by the way, here’s some roles with (poor) definitions for the students:
director – does the countdown, pretty much the guy in charge of the production
studio manager/producer – in charge of keeping the studio clean, and props and other stuff.
video switch – in charge of switching the video feeds.
audio switch – in charge of switching the audio feeds.
computer – in charge of the slideshow computer. We also had a slideshow of the pledge of Allegience that the computer person was
responsible to start
Camera A
Camera B

those are pretty much all I can remember.

Hope it helps in any way, congratulations, and good luck!

Spencer Stewart

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