Field Production Equipment
A handheld microphone is best used for conducting interviews quickly without having to attach a lavalier microphone to your subject.
A lavalier microphone is best used for conducting interviews with subjects during a sit down formal interview. The lav attaches to a subject’s shirt.
A shotgun microphone is best used for picking up all sound surrounding the camcorder. The downside is that the mic will pick up everything including the person holding the camcorder.
A wireless microphone kit includes a receiver (attaches to camcorder), a lav and a handheld transmitter. A wireless mic kit is best used if you are in a situation when you can’t have cables attached to your camcorder. The downside is you can only have one of the transmitters on at one time.
A top light is attached to the top of a camcorder to light a small area directly in front of the camcorder. The downside to a top light is that it only reaches about 6 feet in front of the camcorder, so it should only be used if the talent or object is within 6 feet of the camcorder.
WCA-TV’s state-of-the-art high definition production studio features four studio cameras, four Teleprompters, two virtual sets, and three wireless microphones. In the control room, WCA-TV uses the Tricaster 855 for live switching and a Mackie DL1608 iPad interface mixer.
Post Production Editing Equipment
The Mac Lab is where most of our workshops will take place, it can accommodate up to ten students. The Mac Lab features Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Photoshop.