Several time a month the crew here at SVN gets requests for beginning studio equipment.  

The last issue of School Video News had an article about the Uni-Set modular scenic product. This is a fine solution for a quick and generic set based on various portable shapes and components.

LED camera lights are gaining momentum as the choice for event photography, ENG use, documentary filmmaking, cinema - even fashion photographers are experimenting with continuous LED lighting now.

High-quality video starts at the source, and today's camcorders offer more options than ever to help you capture a first-class image.

Historical Overview

There has always been a desire by producers and directors with vision to want to improve what is before them.

Designing an affordable software-based TV studio facility” as opposed to thousands of dollars in hardware-based setups.

If all you use is a video camera in your production then it's going to look and sound like a home video: plain and simple. 

You’ve been planning and building a studio for your students,

Now that you've tackled content, crew and equipment needs, it's time to take a look at some ways to make your school video program more visually-exciting using sets.

In this second of three installments, Rob Z will show us how he lit a middle school studio at Amherst Tech TV to make the most of the features in Adobe’s Visual Communicator namely the very forgiving chromakey or green screen capabilities. 

Story-telling skills and many production skills can be taught with a bare minimum of equipment. With today’s technology becoming more available at the consumer and prosumer level, it is possible to offer students new digital technology without huge investments.

Contributors: Janet K. Kerby, Rob Munzig, Phil Harris

Story-telling skills and many production skills can be taught with a bare minimum of equipment. With today’s technology becoming more available at the consumer and prosumer level, it is possible to offer students new digital technology without huge investments.

Story-telling skills and many production skills can be taught with a bare minimum of equipment. With today’s technology becoming more available at the consumer and prosumer level, it is possible to offer students new digital technology without huge investments.

Teachers have a distorted perspective on reality sometimes. We just get so use to "doing more with less," "accommodating" low-performing students, using gear until it’s used up and digging into our own pockets to buy supplies or feed a hungry kid on a field trip.

Looking for a solution to manage audiovisual gear wherever you are?

Over the past 30 years, since Mirror Image Teleprompters was founded, my favorite activity has been working with students and instructors on their school’s prompting needs.