TV Studio module
Media Production second years have the option to choose the TV Studio module in which they learn to produce an as-live multi-camera TV Studio programme, which also incorporates how to interpret and script a multi-camera shoot of a live local band using the BBC method of bar-counting, in LJMU’s state of the art TV Studio.
Students assume the professional roles of Producer, Studio Director, Floor Manager, Set Designer, Camera Operator, Presenter and all the team research and produce genuine guests in line with the module’s programme brief.
This year guests have included a world record breaking magician, world champion football freestyler, John farnworth (http://www.johnfarnworth.com/) who has travelled to thirty countries raising money for AIDS awareness and members of the LJMU formula three racing team, who brought along their award winning racing car, designed and built by engineering students.
Each production team also designs their own unique studio set. This resulted in one group wheeling a professional pub bar the length of Liverpool’s Hope Street to dress the studio for their recording day.
This module is tremendously challenging and lots of fun – both are key to making successful TV.
Reflecting on the experience of his first as-live studio recording day, one student described it as ” like coming back from your holidays with loads of stories to tell your friends!”