Lights, Camera, Action!
Today's learning trip had OLLI students behind-the-scenes of the News25 production studio. On this private tour of the station, we got to view editing bays, the control room, and even a live-recording of the midday news! The day began with a detailed history of the news station by anchor extraordinaire Tom McIntyre. Tom walked us through the changes that have occurred in the broadcast industry during his time with News25. Additionally, Tom showed us the evolution of technology in a News station--from large VHS cassette tapes to small 'P2' cards capable of storing months of recordings!
The tour continued with the opportunity to watch a live recording of the midday news with anchors Sandy Gallant and Denise Jackson. Denise and Sandy allowed us to take a glimpse on how a production comes together. Watching meteorologist Sandy Gallant in action, as she delivered the weather segment, was truly remarkable! The tour concluded with a tour of the director's control room, where news-team members are busy at work making sure the recording is broadcast live without a glitch!
Thank you to our friends at WEEK News25 for this wonderful opportunity!
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