All groups are exposed to a demonstration of a digital, state of the art television studio and how it works. We show the different pieces of equipment and how simple special effects can be used to create a completely different atmosphere. Students will learn about chroma key, character generators, video and audio dubbing, and assorted other "tricks of the trade". There are always dozens of curious students looking to learn how their favorite TV show is made, so we recommend leaving some time for a question and answer session at the end of the show.
In an elementary school setting, younger students will be given "non-verbal" exercises such as jogging down a street, or water skiing. Some students will be shown how to fly like Superman or swim underwater using special effects.
In upper elementary and middle/junior high school settings, some students will get the chance to become anchors on the TV news, pitch products on commercials, give weather reports, host public service announcements, and rock out in a music video! Not only will they get to be on camera, but other volunteers will get to work as the crew, running the camera, holding microphones, and making sure the actors know their lines with cue cards.
After your entire school has had a chance to see how our TV studio works, a final workshop session will commence with a selected group of older students. Together with the Mobile Ed presenter, they will edit, title, and add music to the final DVD. You may want to make time at the end of the day to bring everybody back for a screening of your video!
LCA is it a great way to spark an interest in the fields of audio and video production, and meets the ever increasing needs to keep up with the latest in technology and multimedia.
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|Lights, Camera, Action!
|Max Audience Size:
||200+ (limited by facility)
||40-45 minutes (lower elementary performance 30 minutes)
||A 15' x 20' area plus room for the audience. Two AC electrical outlets. Two 6'-8' banquet tables. Two chairs. Program must be on the ground floor - equipment cannot be moved up and down stairs.
• The parts of a TV studio and production technology
• Chroma-key (green screen) special effects
• The process of shooting a variety of scenes and shows
• Job opportunities in movies and television
Our children on all grade levels thoroughly enjoyed this program. It is unusual to find a program that appeals to all ages. Even the faculty was fascinated by how TV programming is done. Great show!!!!
- Saint Thomas The Apostle School, Glen Mills, PA
Fantastic program! Both the students and the faculty members did not want to leave and were talking about it all day.
- Swimming River Elem. School, Tinton Falls, NJ
Our prices are among the most competitive in the school assembly industry. Please call your state's Program Consultant at 800.433.7459 for the best pricing on this program.
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