Scribe TV – Behind the Scenes

As some of you may know, The Scribe is Hilbert’s very own student organized newspaper (well, under the supervision of the awesome Dan Higgins, that is).

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4K camcorder with a teleprompter. #Crispy

In conjunction with this digital publication, COM 475 is currently in charge of creating Scribe TV. This is where the written digital word is put into the form of digital video.

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This is probably the best place we’ve shot in (IMO).

Everyone working on Scribe TV has a dedicated role into making sure everything runs as smooth as possible. Here’s the breakdown of roles, for those who are curious:

  • Writing – Amanda, Jenah & Amber
  • Production – Jake (audio) & Garrett (video)
  • Post – Moira & Danielle
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Look at those happy faces!

And that leaves me, the one writing this article. I serve as the Executive Producer. That’s just a fancy term that means I oversee everything and help out where needed. I’m mostly on set helping to set up at each location and making sure our news anchors are comfortable.

We don’t necessarily have a studio space, so we’ve shot in multiple locations around campus so far. It adds an interesting dynamic, mainly because each space has its pros and cons.

All jokes asside, there’s a lot that goes into the production of The Scribe and Scribe TV. Everyone who is involved plays an important role and everyone is gaining valuable experience that they can apply to their careers after Hilbert.

You can read The Scribe by clicking here, and you can check out Scribe TV on YouTube by clicking here. If you’d like to contribute in anyway, feel free to contact me at dseifert@hilbert.edu.

-Dave

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Sony a6500

Sup, Internet.

If you recall, last semester I wrote an article about the Sony a6300. In September of this year, I went from owning Canon DSLRs for the last 5 years to a slightly proud owner of a Sony a6300.

It’s a cool little camera. I’ve used it on a decent amount of shoots so far. I have run into the issue of overheating, so that’s kind of a problem. The 4K video you get looks nice, and I export in 1080p anyways, so I get a sharp 1080 file.

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My little a6300 and rig that could.

But this isn’t about the a6300… this is about the newly announced Sony a6500. It’s pretty much the same as the a6300, but the a6500 has a touchscreen and 5-axis image stabilization. Both of these features are missing from the a6300.

It is said to release this November and cost “about $1,400.” For what you’re getting in the world of cameras, that’s not bad. The a6300 retails for $1,150 with a kit lens, so take that as you will.

More info: http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/10/6/13185920/sony-a6500-a6300-mirrorless-digital-camera-specs

What are you shooting with? Have you moved to shooting video in 4K? We have a few new 4K cameras this semester, including the Sony a7S II. If you’d like to rent one for your production, come see me in the lab.

-Dave

Anchor-Man & Anchor-Lady Auditions

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Tomorrow, COM 485 Studio Production is holding auditions for the anchor spot for Scribe TV.

What is Scribe TV you may ask?

It’s the new online video publication that coincides with Hilbert’s online newspaper, The Scribe. We need someone (or multiple someones….please laugh at my horrible use of grammar) to channel their inner Ron Burgundy and be on camera.tumblr_n8i8h7SRF21r5n0bgo1_500.gif

Auditions will be held between 2:00PM and 3:00PM in Swan Room 152. If this sounds like something you would be interested, please contact me or Chris Gallant at the following email addresses:

If video isn’t your thing and you want to contribute to The Scribe, contact Dan Higgins at dhiggins@hilbert.edu.

I’ll be in the lab Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so if you need anything from me, don’t be a stranger!

-Dave

 

What up NOObs?

Hey There! Its a new year here at Hilbert, and a new year for us in the DMaC lab!

If you don’t know me, my name is Moira, but you can call me Mojo. I’m a DMaC Major here at Hilbert College and I graduate next Winter.

I tend to hang out around the lab in-between classes but of course I also work here at these times:

  • Monday: 12:30pm- 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 2pm- 4pm
  • Thursdays : 2pm-3pm

As Dave mentioned we have a bunch of new toys this year. He showed you the new cameras. 4K is pretty dope. And our new edit bay computers are made to edit it.

Edit Bay 1 and 3 are equipped with stripped down Windows 10, with the Adobe Creative Suite. Edit 2 and the Audio Bay have 5K Macs if that’s more your thing. Our Audio Bay of course has GarageBand but is also equipped with Protools, just ask us for the log in UBS and we’ll get you started.

 

Last thing to mention: if you would like to rent out any equipment, make sure to come see Dave or myself to sign the “Equipment Sign-Out Responsibility Form.” We are also relying mainly on our online checkout system, SuperSaas. You can visit it by clicking this link (and if you have questions, come see us). Make sure to sign up and reserve your equipment on SuperSaas!

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Dave and I will be posting here every Tuesday and Thursday, so make sure to keep an eye out!

-Moira

Welcome Back!

Hi there everybody! Welcome back to another wonderful school year at Hilbert. That means we’re back to working in the DMaC Lab!

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Dave. I’m a senior DMaC Major here at Hilbert College and this is my last semester before I enter the real world. But until that happens, I’m going to cherish these moments working in the DMaC lab.

That being said, here’s my schedule so you can all come see me and rent stuff:

  • Tuesdays : 11am-12pm and 3:30pm-5pm
  • Wednesdays : 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Thursdays : 11am-12pm and 3:30pm-5pm

Oh yeah, we got some new toys this year. You like shooting crispy 4K video? We have a Sony A7S II and a JVC 4K camcorder. Yeah… they’re really nice. 4K is cool. And there’s new computers to edit that awesome 4K video on (but Moira is going to talk about those later).IMG_1942.JPG

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Last thing to mention: if you would like to rent out any equipment, make sure to come see Moira or myself to sign the “Equipment Sign-Out Responsibility Form.” We are also relying mainly on our online checkout system, SuperSaas. You can visit it by clicking this link (and if you have questions, come see us).

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I think that’s it for now. We’ll be posting here weekly, so stay tuned for more content!

-Dave

ALL EQUIPMENT DUE

As the semester winds down, we here in the lab are in overdrive. We’re cataloging the lock up, making sure everything is in and this year we’re working in the edit bays to get ready for new computers. Which brings us to the reason I am here.

ALL LAB EQUIPMENT IS DUE BY THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 28th

also if you have anything on the edit bay computers you want to keep please make sure to have it removed by the end of the semester.

Thanks! 😁

Moira

PS Make sure you say congrats to Nick when you see him as he is graduating this year!