Senior Vice President Henry Ford took time to personally give students a tour the facility and give some details about the 550 live shows they produce each year in the studio.
Students joined commentators Mike Pomerantz and Steve Finley on set. As the commentators prepared for the live broadcast they answered questions from students about their jobs and about the broadcast. Students then remained in the studio as Finley did his voice over segments for commercials, and observed in the editing room as nine technical editors switched cameras back and forth from the live feed in Los Angeles and the studio there in San Diego.
Overall, the students were amazed at the amount of attention that goes into a broadcast. “What I learned from this trip was that a live broadcast takes so much work, in editing and cameras and backup cameras. Everything has to come together to make one good show,” said Mireyra Contreras, first-year journalist and DIGICOM award winner for Most Promising Writer.
The DHSHS Journalism class produces a weekly news magazine format broadcast, so being on a live set was a great, new experience as students were given an opportunity to get a feel for the pressure and level of planning that goes into a live broadcast.
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