February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016 — DUTV, Drexel’s television station carried by Comcast and FiOS, has a busy lineup of student produced premieres and has just completed a major technology upgrade. In this month’s episode of DNEWS, the award winning news magazine on all things Drexel, catch a one-on-one interview with Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer of The Daily Show, Adam Lovitt, and take in the sights at Drexel’s first ever Night of the Arts. Watch the episode here. The next edition of Pretentious Film Majors, the student-produced show featuring reviews, short sketches and man-on-the-street segments, covers potential Oscar contending films and airs at 8:00pm on February 19. Also in the world ofDUTV, the studio recently installed a cutting edge “virtual” audio board, added new sports programming, and upgraded the cameras used by DNEWS.
This month’s DNEWS was hosted by Elizabeth Mark and edited by Ryan Savage, with Jeff Cindric on lighting and studio camera. The episode includes a segment on Drexel’s 24-hour Dragon Hacks’ hackathon; coverage of the current Pearlstein Gallery exhibition, Deus ex Machina, featuring works by Jesse Krimes; and a segment how students are serving the needy through Drexel’s Food Lab.
For the past five years the Pretentious Film Majors (PFM) have been showing us why we should hate the movies we think we love. PFM Show is a film and television news club that provides students with production experience. Current executive producers of PFM are Matt Hepworth, Michaela Murray and Devon Voelkel, and the show’s current editors are Justin Allison and Nick Furer. Celebrities interviewed on previous episodes of PFM have included Ellen Page, Kevin Hart, Evan Rachel Wood, Chris Hardwick, Todd Haynes, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Michael Hall, Alison Brie and dozens more. Click here to watch the December 2015 episode. The February 19 episode airs on DUTV on Comcast channels 54 and 62 and Verizon channel 37.
Throughout January, DUTV staff were busy installing a new multi-touch audio mixing and control system in the main production control room. The new system allows students to fully control and mix audio inputs on a virtual touchscreen soundboard.
“This is one of the first High Definition TV control rooms in the country to utilize this system” said Dave Culver, General Manager of DUTV. The DUTV/Paul F. Harron Studios control room is a student laboratory utilized by graduate and undergraduate students in the Television and Film & Video programs.
The studio also recently signed a deal with Drexel Athletics to produce a weekly series of “Sports Update” vignettes during the athletic year. By training a handful of new student supervisors, the studio will soon be able to increase availability and student access to the facilities. By updating to Sony 320 cameras, DNEWS has also been able to streamline its production process.