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Learn Television from a Top Pro

August 24, 2010

television studioKaren Curry, former CNN New York Bureau Chief and NBC News London Bureau Chief, will be offering a new class, The TV Magazine Show, which will teach students all the basic building blocks needed to produce a compelling, professional and informative television magazine program.    You will learn what a good story is and how to find one.  You will learn how to research a story to make sure it holds up under scrutiny and how to find the right characters through whom to tell it. You will learn about the studio components of the show - the importance of using compelling teasers and bumpers; the importance of graphics and set elements and the art of creating the right rundown of segments, so that the show has cohesion and flow.  Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, you will learn the critical importance of writing good, crisp and clear copy, both for the field and studio segments.
You will meet real life practitioners, who will show you examples of their work and walk you through the steps that led to the finished project.  There will be workshops in camera and editing and by the end of the quarter, you should be able to walk out the door and start the process of producing your first magazine show. TVPR  356 - TV Magazine Show I is open to students from all Westphal and Drexel majors, so be sure to register early before Karen’s exciting class fills.