Last year, television station NBC5 (WPTZ) moved from Plattsburgh, NY to South Burlington and recently donated their anchor desk and two studio cameras to Champlain College’s Broadcast Media Production program in the Division of Communication and Creative Media.
Program Director Dr. Van Dora Williams, Professor Keith Oppenheim, and rental house manager Brendan Bubion facilitated the donation. Bubion said it’s common for news stations to collaborate with local schools by donating equipment when they upgrade. He said the equipment is in good condition and ensures that the media production courses can replicate the experience of working in a studio for students.
Champlain also purchased new equipment for the Broadcast Media Production and Filmmaking programs, including a RED Gemini Camera. This year, Filmmaking seniors are completing their capstone films with the RED. Bubion said the addition of the industry-standard camera solidifies the film program.
Other new equipment includes newly retrofitted audio kits, new microphones, and a new Tricaster Video Switcher System. Erika Skorstad ’21—Contributor