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CA 231 Television Production
Flink, Jim


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CA 231 Television Production

Semester

SP 2007 HO

Faculty

Flink, Jim

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A., Westminster College, Political Science
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, Journalism

Office Location

Copley Hall, 205

Office Hours

Monday, 9:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. or by appointment

Daytime Phone

(816) 760-9373

Other Phone

(816) 590-9952

E-Mail

jim.flink@park.edu

jflink@hearst.com

Web Page

http://captain.park.edu/yioungblood/ca231.htm

Semester Dates

January - May, 2007

Class Days

-M---F-

Class Time

8:15 - 9:30 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Recommended:  Beginning Broadcast Newswriting, 3rd Ed. Wulfmeier

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Course Description:
An introduction to basic television production techniques. Students will produce news and feature stories for Cable Channel 2. Orientation will include a look at basic news and script writing techniques, and will include instruction on use of video equipment and videotape editing. Students will learn basic producing and directing skills. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

I believe learning in this setting should be a hands-on proces, and teaching is done using a variety of tools and techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a basic understanding of the technology of TV. You will demonstrate this competency by producing technically-clean, technologically complex, professionally-edited TV programming.
  2. Evaluate and analyze your own work, work done by your classmates, and work done by professionals, including PR pieces, news packages, news and sports casts, etc.
  3. Write, edit, shoot, and voice professional-quality news stories and PR pieces that are accurate, timely, balanced, and reflect the principles of good broadcast journalism and professional TV production.
  4. Develop and analyze your own professional “voice” as you produce professional TV programming.
  5. Discuss analytically the principles and ethics of broadcast news and public relations, and apply those principles in the practice of TV journalism.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. see below
Core Assessment:

1. (10%) News quizzes. You will be quizzed weekly on current events. A good broadcaster is an informed broadcaster, and you will all become good broadcasters. I will drop your lowest grade on these, then average the rest.


2. (10%) Sight and Sound. This is a videotaped project that you will shoot and edit.


3. (10%) Broadcast writing samples.


4. (20%) NN package. This is a complete TV news/sports story to air on cable.


5. (20%) PR video.


6. (20%) *Final Project—either news package of PR video. More on this later.


7. (10%) Attendance and participation


 


Core Assessment


Every course at Park University requires a core assessment. This is one major project or test, given during the last part of the class, that measures 75% of the course's learning objectives.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

1.  (10%)  News quizzes.  You will be quizzed weekly on current events.  A good broadcaster is an informed broadcaster, and you will all become good broadcasters.  Drop the low score, and then average the rest.
 
2.  (10%)  Sight and Sound.  A videotaped project that you will shoot and edit.
 
3.  (20%)  Broadcast Writing Samples.
 
4.  (20%)  Northland News Pkg.  This is a complete TV news story which will air on cable channel 2.
 
5.  (20%)  PR Video.
 
6.  (20%)  Final Project.  News pkg or Pr video.
 
Attendance is mandatory.  Failure to attend classes or meet deadlines will adversely affect your grade.

Grading:

See above.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late material is not accepted.  You will be given a ZERO for materials which do not meet deadline.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1.  Attend class.
 
2.  Be professional.
 
3.  Come ready to learn.
 
4.  Treat everyone with respect.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Student self-evaluation critically discusses four or more tenants of good TV broadcasting Student self-evaluation critically discusses three tenants of good TV broadcasting Student self-evaluation critically discusses one or two tenants of good TV broadcasting Student self-evaluation not done or does not address tenants of good TV broadcasting 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Project demonstrates student's ability to use four or more sources Project demonstrates student's ability to use three sources Project demonstrates student's ability to use one or two sources Project does not use outside sources. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Project demonstrates student's ability to develop an original, creative produced piece Project demonstrates student's ability to develop a creative produced piece Project demonstrates student's ability to develop a produced piece that is consistent with the assignment but is not creative The produced pieces is inconsistent with the assignment and lacks creativity 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 2, 4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Project demonstrates student's ability to apply principles of writing and technology to produce a professional project. Project demonstrates student's ability to apply principles of writing and technology to produce a competent project. Project demonstrates student's ability to apply either principles of writing or technology to produce a basic project. Project does not demonstrate knowledge of written or technical skills. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Project parts are written in broadcast-style, are compelling, and appeal in an original way to the audience. Project parts are written in broadcast-style and appeal to the audience. Project parts are either written in broadcast-style or appeal to the audience. Project parts are neither written in broadcast-style nor do they appeal to the audience. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Project is technically exemplary and well shot and edited, and the audio and video are free of glitches. It shows originality and creativity. Project is technically clean and well shot and edited, and the audio and video are free of glitches. It shows some originality or creativity. Project is relatively well shot and edited, and the audio and video are usually free of glitches. It shows little originality or creativity. Produced pieces are technically poor, showing little mastery of TV production techniques. 
Disciplinary Literacy: Broadcasting voice and stand-ups                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Student analysis of produced pieces is a critical analysis stand-ups voice work (student's own work and that of peers), and discusses four or more tenants of good announcing. Student analysis of produced pieces is a critical analysis of stand-ups and voice work (student's own work and that of peers), and discusses three tenants of good announcing. Student analysis of produced pieces is a critical analysis of stand-ups and  voice work (student's own work and that of peers), and discusses one or two tenants of good announcing. Student analysis of produced pieces is not critical and does not discuss vis-à-vis the tenants of good announcing and stand-ups. 
Disciplinary Literacy: Shooting                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Student projects are well shot, meeting at least six of these principles:
Clear, focused, well-framed, interesting, uses unique angles, good natural sound, limited camera movement.
 
Student projects are well shot, meeting at least five of these principles:
Clear, focused, well-framed, interesting, uses unique angles, good natural sound, limited camera movement.
 
Student projects are well shot, meeting at least four of these principles:
Clear, focused, well-framed, interesting, uses unique angles, good natural sound, limited camera movement.
 
Student projects are not well shot, and meet three or less of these principles:
Clear, focused, well-framed, interesting, uses unique angles, good natural sound, limited camera movement.
 

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