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Seven Personality Traits that Make You Great for TV Broadcasting

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On May 3, 2022
Updated: May 2022 TV Broadcasting is one of the most exciting fields to work...
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How to Record the Best Audio for Digital Content

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  • On May 2, 2022
As a content creator, there are many different variables to juggle. Some might seem...
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How to Evaluate Video Performance and Success

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  • On May 2, 2022
How do you know when your digital production project is a success? Figuring out...
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Using Green Screen Backgrounds in Digital Video Production

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  • On May 2, 2022
It wasn’t that long ago that green screen technology was a new, innovative arrival...
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Getting Started with Slow Motion in Your Video Content

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  • On May 2, 2022
Beginners and seasoned video production experts alike share a common goal: to create content...
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Mistakes to Avoid in Your Corporate Training Videos

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  • On May 2, 2022
Corporate videos can be an outstanding and effective training tool, but not all are...
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Camera Stabilization Tips for Digital Content

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  • On May 2, 2022
Unless you’re aiming for a particular effect (like the infamous 1999 movie, The Blair...
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Top Female Sports Broadcasters

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  • On May 2, 2022
Updated: May 2022 The world of sports broadcasting has been traditionally a male-dominated one...
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How To Find Good Podcast Topics

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  • On May 2, 2022
Updated: May 2022 Once you’ve made the exciting decision to start a podcast, you’re...
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Five Basic Video Editing Techniques Every Videographer Should Know

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On April 26, 2022
Updated: April 2022 The 21st century has seen an explosion of technology and platforms...
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  • important to learn some basic video editing tips for beginners so that your video stands out. Enrolling in the videographer programs at our Media Schools in Ohio, Illinois, Colorado or Florida can help you perfect these video editing tips and tricks that can help your videos gain an audience.

    Use Cuts Wisely

    The standard cut is the most common and it connects frames together in a simple, straightforward flow. It is perfect for those scenes when no form of transition is required. If you are filming a scene with a jump forward in time, use the jump cut because this creates forward motion within the story. For example, shooting a cannon firing and then cutting right to the point where the shell impacts the target.

    Master the Montage

    Montages are a series of quick cuts that are perfect for showing a story's progression without having to go into too much detail for each stage of that progression. This makes them perfect for showing a character acquiring skills such as athletes or soldiers training for months or years on end without having to focus on every aspect of that process.

    Cut in on the Action

    It is common for a videographer to use this trick when they want the viewer to focus on the action on screen. The action event, such as a door opening or a gun firing triggers a shift in the camera focus and angle. This engages the viewer and cues their need to pay attention to the scene.

    Cutaway Shots

    Cutaways are some of the most important video editing tips and tricks to master. They give depth to the story by shifting focus from the characters and placing it on the scene. This creates context and allows for the introduction of foreshadowing such as leaves falling, snow blowing, clouds forming, etc.

    Match Cuts

    Match cuts make it possible for you to make giant leaps in time or geography. For example, using the blowing out of a match and the smoke plume that develops to shift the scene from a crowded bar to the blowing sands of the desert. These video editing tips for beginners are just some of the things you will learn to master at Media Schools in Ohio, Colorado, Florida, and Illinois. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our programs and the video editing tips and tricks we teach our students to utilize. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you take your first steps toward becoming a professional videographer." target="_blank">

Essential TV Broadcast and Production Equipment

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On April 19, 2022
Updated: April 2022 While studying broadcasting, there is a large number of equipment options...
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  • Updated: April 2022 While studying broadcasting, there is a large number of equipment options you need to learn about. It doesn’t matter if it’s in regard to radio or television, using the latest broadcast equipment is necessary in order to ensure the highest quality production is released. Different stations, in different markets, are going to use different kinds of equipment based on the particular needs and budget of the company, but in general, the same basic and essential equipment is used throughout the industry.  

    Radio Broadcast

    There are many similarities between the equipment used in both
    radio and television broadcast. Both are going to use station microwave receivers, relays, and satellite dishes. This equipment is used to send the information from the stations to local homes in the broadcast region. Different stations have more powerful relays and receivers, which send out the signal further out, but in general, all of this works the same way. Beyond this, inside of a radio broadcast, there is often a digital radio station that comes with a computer, console, and audio equipment. (When working in a smaller market, you may work with similar equipment, but depending on your location, it may not be a completely digital station.) Connected to the computer is the mixing board and plugged into the mixing board are the microphones. The mixing board makes it possible to adjust the audio levels so the computer can control the way the audio is recorded and where it is sent out. It also makes it possible to perform real-time edits and censor content, if necessary. There is generally a short delay between the broadcast and the relay, making it possible to edit questionable content. Inside a radio station, the audio playback equipment is also connected to the mix table. Previously, this would have been played back with a compact disc or even a record, but now most libraries are stored digitally, which makes it less expensive, easier to hold a larger library, and making it is less likely that an audio track may become damaged. The software used at each radio station is going to vary, however, once you’ve learned one system, it isn’t difficult to pick up the nuances of another operating system.  

    Television Broadcast

    Many of the techniques used in a radio broadcast are similar to a television broadcast, only on a smaller scale. Essentially, a television broadcast uses multiple cameras running to a computer editing program. This software/hardware combination uses something such as Avid Newsroom, although there are other options out there for live broadcasts. The video feeds run to where the producer is located and they select which video feed is then transmitted to the audience. With the push of a button, a different camera angle is brought up. Typically the entire studio has different microphones placed above anchors of a live event, or at least have the microphones clipped to their clothing. A mixing board is then able to turn up or down the audio from one microphone. Keep in mind, when putting together a live news broadcast, or scheduling syndicated programming, there will be some differences in how a show is assembled, and edited for viewers. While attending our program, you’ll have the opportunity to acquire hands-on training with different types of equipment used in both television and radio. You’ll also acquire more real-world experience via industry internships. Through these industry internships, you’ll learn more about the different types of cameras, editing programs, and equipment used in different stations across the country. This is the same when it comes to microphones, audio boards, and live video editing software. The majority of the equipment you’ll find in each market is going to be similar with the largest differences being found in the programs they use for video editing. To learn more about our new programs, and how you can launch your career in broadcasting in less than one year, schedule a campus tour today!" target="_blank">
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5 Ways to Break into the Media Industry

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On April 15, 2022
Updated: April 2022 If you’re considering a media industry career, you’re probably well aware...
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Microphone Types and Their Uses for Broadcasting

  • Posted by M&S Media Schools
  • On April 4, 2022
Updated: April 2022   One of the best inventions of modern science is the...
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  • Updated: April 2022   One of the best inventions of modern science is the microphone. There are many different types of these little wonders, each crafted for a specific purpose. Some are designed for musical instruments, others for vocals, and others are multi-purpose.  

    Broadcasting Microphone Features

    Broadcasting microphones are used in radio studios and are ideal for announcing and voice-overs, thus used in our
    Radio & TV Broadcasting Program. Virtually all broadcast mics have some similar features that they share:
    • Cardioids pickup pattern – this rejects noise off-axis, and the microphone will only pick up the sounds desired
    • Shock-mounted capsule – it prevents noise resulting from vibration or handling of the microphone
    • Integrated pop filter – it protects the capsule from sibilance when one speaks close to the microphone

    Types of microphones

    Electro-Voice RE20

    This microphone has been in use for over 40 years, and there is no sign of it slowing down. It is popular for its rich low-end response, making it ideal for vocals. Its directional pickup is effective and the response of the frequency is close to being independent of an angular orientation of the mouth of the speaker.

    This means one can move around with it without any significant change to the vocal tone. If the buzz or low-frequency rumble begins to get out of control, a switchable high-pass filter will compensate.

    There is an external pop filter to offer protection against plosives. It also has a shock mount that is unique and dedicated to the mic. You can buy the Electro-Voice RE20 is a convenient kit that includes;

      • XLR cable
      • Articulating boom arm
      • Raiser and shock mount

    RØDE Broadcaster and Procaster

    These two mics are similar in features and designs. The difference is that the RØDE Broadcaster has a large-diaphragm condenser whereas that of the RØDE Procaster is dynamic. Due to its wider frequency response, the Broadcaster can be used for applications that go beyond the pickup of voices. Also, it comes with a built-in “On Air” light to show when it is active.

    The Procaster and Broadcaster are excellent vocal mics used for broadcasting. The broadcaster can be bought as a kit and includes an XLR cable and an external pop filter.

    Neumann BCM-104 and BCM-705

    Microphone and ear-phonesThese two mics are similar with the BCM-705 being dynamic and the BCM-104 being the condenser. Their frequency response is 20Hz – 20 kHz. The pickup pattern of the BCM-705 is hypercardioid, and that of BCM-104 is cardioids.

    Thanks to the sensitive design of the Microphone and earphones, you will be able to get more vocal clarity when using this mic. A useful feature of both mics is the capability to change the head grille. This means you can switch them between users or remove the grilles to clean them.

    Shure SM7B

    The Shure SM7B is one of the most popular dynamic condenser mics and has been designed specifically for vocal broadcasts. The large diaphragm delivers a frequency response that is flat so you can get a true reproduction of the vocals.

    You can tailor the sound to meet your needs using the switches for midrange enhancement of bass roll-off. Additionally, the Shure SM7B is highly resistant to the electromagnetic hum caused by bad grounding or electronics.

    For close-up and normal use, the SM7B includes A7WS and RK345 windscreens." target="_blank">

The Importance of Faces When Using Website Imagery

  • Posted by Media Schools
  • On March 29, 2022
If you were to take a quick look at the websites you’ve visited recently,...
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Getting the Most Out of Your Webcast

  • Posted by Media Schools
  • On March 29, 2022
Whether your ultimate goal is to succeed as a content creator or to promote...
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How to Create a Powerful Webcast

Creating a Powerful Webcast

  • Posted by Media Schools
  • On March 29, 2022
Learning how to make a webcast is a pretty simple process. However, building the...
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How and When to Live Stream

Live Video Streaming: Our Guide to When and Where

  • Posted by Media Schools
  • On March 29, 2022
Video marketing has quickly become an essential element of any modern marketing strategy, no...
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Custom Photography vs Stock Photography

Stock Photography or Custom Photography in Digital Production

  • Posted by Media Schools
  • On March 29, 2022
Throughout the digital production process, there are many different decisions to make – one...
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