Most students probably don’t know that Salt Lake Community College has its own television station — at that student programming is a big part of it.
Thanks to the video production program, SLCC students of any background have an opportunity to create videos and learn about television and broadcasting operations.
“In film, productions are made shot by shot, start and stop — sometimes doing scenes multiple times to make sure it’s perfect,” says TV and documentary professor Tyler Smith. “In TV it’s considered live production. You go from beginning to end, hoping to perfect it on the first run through.”
Students who enter the beginning video class get hands on experience serving as crew behind the scenes on multiple productions.
“You don’t need to be a video major to get into TV production. The beginning class can be great for those who are interested but don’t know where they can learn more,” says Smith.
Those who want to go beyond the basics have the opportunity to hone their abilities on full, feature-length documentary projects in the advanced class.
Students in the video production courses get to use state-of-the-art equipment, including the latest production tools.
The video production classes are part of the communication department at SLCC and contribute to the Mass Communication Center. Student-produced shows cover news, sports and entertainment on campus. All student work can be found through multiple sources.
Any students who are interested in enrolling in the video production courses can register for the beginning course every semester, and the advanced course during spring and fall.