So it’s been a bit of time since the last update, mostly because it’s been very, very busy in the Broadcast Department at BCIT. Our programs have all been undergoing curriculum reviews to ensure that we’re delivering content that matches employer and student needs alike – it’s an ongoing process to help deliver the best Broadcast education in Western Canada!
We have also undergone a number of staffing changes, including welcoming Randy Singer as the Acting Associate Dean for the Broadcast Department, as well as a number of new instructors who are teaching into the Television Program this term:
- Michael Moss – Technical Introduction
- Dan Moscript – Production Planning
- Dave Berenbaum – Post Production (Avid Media Composer)
- John Foster – Organizational Behaviour
And just a few quick photos from this week, showing what our new students, and our returning second-years are up to in their first week of class!
A Productive day!
With a small group of volunteers, we assembled our five new Panasonic HPX-300 P2-HD camera packages! Starting next term we’re going to be moving to HD productions and tapeless workflows.
Post production will be one one of our new Mac Pro edit suites which are loaded with both Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Studio, in addition to the Adobe suite of products to give TV & Video Production students the widest possible range of options for their post-production workflow.
The TV & Video Production program will also be shifting focus somewhat – in addition to our single-camera digital produtions (film style, but without the film!), we will be producing more live event programming (such as sporting events, theatre, music, etc).
To accomplish this, we’ve purchased a portable Broadcast Pix production package that we can take out to events to enable us to do multi-camera switched live programming. We will be looking for non-profit community events where BCIT students can bring their production skills to the project and provide clients with high quality end-products.