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A panoramic shot of the television production studio at the start of the morning live show. The anchors are sitting patiently waiting for their cues to know when they can start to talk.

A panoramic shot of the television production studio at the start of the morning live show. The anchors are sitting patiently waiting for their cues to know when they can start to talk.

Photo provided by: Angelina Jonkaitis

Photo provided by: Angelina Jonkaitis

A panoramic shot of the television production studio at the start of the morning live show. The anchors are sitting patiently waiting for their cues to know when they can start to talk.

Angelina Jonkaitis, Journalism 1 Reporter

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For some students going into their third period means watching the news yet for others it means to create the news. In front of the anchors lies a cameraman or woman who is charge of making sure whoever is speaking is visible to the school. The floor manager is in charge of giving the anchors cues such as when to speak or when the camera switches. Not to mention behind the scenes work, which is composed of various people who make the show run smoothly.

In any creation there are foundations that help develop the production. In television there are so many different positions because like a puzzle, each piece creates the big picture. Such as backroom jobs like the director and audio technician who work behind the scenes. There are also those who work on the floor (the set), including those in charge of the camera and the floor manager.

“We have backroom jobs the director, audio and technical director then we have floor people such as the floor manager and the camera people,” Brian Keyes the TV productions teacher said. “It’s all a big team as a moving part. The camera people have to frame the shots. Floor managers have to cue the talents, they get the cues from the directors and that’s where it all happens.”

The anchors are decided based on who ever chooses to volunteer and speak in front of their peers. Their purpose is to read the information and deliver it to the students.

“The anchors volunteer, anyone who wants to read the news I put at the head of the line, they are the face that gets laughed at and that’s who wants to do it,” Keyes said. “They get switched out because some get tired and some don’t want to do it or they have a cold and are not feeling well. I’ll let anyone do the news.”

The purpose of schools having televised news is to get their message across and inform students. For example important topics including safety regulations and even small announcements like upcoming dances.

“The news is important because it gets across a lot of information to students they don’t necessarily hear on a day to day basis,” Samantha Row who runs camera said. “Such as when they talk about our safety and regulation when it came to fire alarms and a perpetrator on campus with a gun. Therefore some students really need to hear this information and I feel not enough students hear it because some teachers don’t have their TV’s on listening to the news. So a lot of this information, maybe not all of it but a lot of it is kind of important to the student body.”

Instead of prerecording their shows the Lake Brantley T.V productions crew record live and on the spot. The purpose is so students can learn from mistakes and be human rather than having a perfect show every time.

“Live is real, live is fun, and live is reality,” Keyes said. “Taping is clean I can have a perfect show every time but what do we learn from that? To me I feel that my kids learn more from going live and dealing with mistakes.”

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