West Shore Community College has developed and built a video broadcast studio on campus.
“In response to the pandemic, we moved all of our live performances online during the 2020 season. With significant viewership from across the globe we saw an opportunity not only for online performances, but new tools for online education, programming and marketing,” stated Ted Malt, director of performing arts and professor of music.
The studio contains multiple components for versatility. Along with livestream capabilities of large performances, equipment was purchased and installed to allow faculty to record lectures and in turn edit content, remote capabilities to film and stream live from anywhere there is a cell signal, as well as the ability to record and stream interviews in a professional setting. Center Stage Theater has been outfitted with a new audio booth as well as a multitrack recording system, in addition to multiple cameras and monitors placed strategically inside the theater.
Malt and Adam Knudsen, WSCC performing arts production manager, partnered with Radiant Church, which has their own custom designed video production system, to build the college’s studio. Several campus departments assisted with the buildout, including IT and Maintenance. Jerry Theis, Radiant Church lead pastor, said “I was unsure of what it would look like working with a community college on a project, and I couldn’t be happier with what a wonderful experience it has been. Ted and the team at WSCC have built an incredible facility and I look forward to seeing what is produced in the years to come.”
To learn more about the studio or to get involved in volunteering at livestream events, contact Professor Malt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the opening broadcast at the college’s YouTube page or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrTKqATxIkI.