UW-Green Bay builds media hub | Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
With the beginning of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, along came educational communication and the Center for Television Production. The TV studio was in operation for many years and had ties with Wisconsin Public Television. In 2002, the center closed down and began operation as a non-profit video production facility called Educational Television Productions of Northeast Wisconsin. For a period of time, the production center functioned in the Instructional Services building at UW-Green Bay. Eventually it too closed and production was moved over to CESA 7.
The studio space and equipment were turned over to the campus. It was a classic mix of standard definition equipment including three-quarter inch decks, Betacam, one inch tape, and DVC-Pro. The BTS cameras and early 1970’s Kliegl lighting system were used only for instruction and campus video.
Fast forward to 2022 and the campus continues its work in video production and radio broadcasting with a new Media Hub for the Communication program.
The new production center hosts high definition video cameras, one touch recording systems, multi-track audio production, voiceover booths, and a student radio. An LED lighting system is also included along with a new console, a digital radio station, and Technics turntables. The television studio has professional level equipment such as Allen Heath, Ross Video, Hitachi cameras, and Libec tripods. The radio area has an Arrakis audio console along with EV20 microphones.
With numerous supply chain delays, the university is moving ahead albeit a bit slower than originally planned. The equipment will be used for campus productions, classes on campus, student podcasts, and other needs by faculty, staff, and students.