Lunch & Learn: Princeton University’s Broadcast Center: First Cuts

The new Peter B. Lewis Library contains a new OIT-operated Broadcast Center with a high definition video studio that features a green room with a 65 inch LCD screen, a professional audio recording studio, as well as the hardware and software to edit video, color correct footage, and sweeten and edit audio. The Studio also has a Broadcast van with full, mobile production capabilities.
The Broadcast Studio staff is happy to assist members of the University community from the beginning through the end of their A/V projects, from the actual shoots through video editing and the final distribution. Some of the projects involve location shoots (from single camera shoots through full production), live event productions (such as Commencement and Opening Exercises), and in-studio shoots that aid in control of lighting and other key conditions. The Center also manages lecture recordings (including he integration of lecture A/V and speaker slides), podcasts, and rich media content.


Lance Herrington introduced a range of the early work produced at the Broadcast Center. Examples of Location shoots include a discrete recording with a roaming camera of PLOrk, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, a narrated film without local audio about OIT Expressions, a yearly art exhibition, and a production involving factoids and interviews for the Human Resources Service Recognition Luncheon.
Live production events included the Provost’s interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the University’s Public Lecture Series and the Freshman Opening Exercises.
An example of a studio shoot is an interview with Maria Garlock of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. And Lance demonstrated a video editing project about the Iron Tiger Showdown, a cooking competition among the many residential college chefs.
Lance also showed the result of time-lapse photography in recording the construction of the Peter B. Lewis Library.
David Hopkins has been with the University for 17 years and has been working in video production for more than 20 years. He was formerly the manager of the New Media Center. David graduated from North Central University.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Lance Herrington joined Princeton in 2001. He serves as a Senior Editor and Producer in the OIT Broadcast Center.
A podcast and the presentation are available.

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