The Studio Experience Demystified


By Eva Barrows

Whodunit social media buzz surrounded Midpen Media’s January Studio Experience and ignited fevered interest in discovering the media possibilities available in-studio. Tension mounted over what the fallout would be for newbie crew with thoughts like “What does this controller do?” on a floor camera and “Which button should I push?” on the video switcher that were captured and released online in a series of short, unsettling videos. Suspense peaked as word got out that there was a murderous studio camera on the loose!

Midpen Media’s free monthly Studio Experience social media promo themes will change but, the goal of introducing visitors to the studio’s capabilities will remain the same. A curious group of 17 participants attended the first Studio Experience event, finding out for themselves exactly what goes on at the Midpen Media Center. They toured the studio, saw state of the art HD equipment at work and got to make some memorable media. The group was broken up into three groups. One group learned about graphics, TriCaster, and directing in the control room. Another learned how to operate the studio cameras, and the third picked up field interviewing skills.

Midpen Media Studio Experience | January 28th

The Studio Experience is happening TUESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, and we are so excited to show you what our studio is all about! Admission is FREE. Sign up today at this link – https://midpenmedia.org/event/the-studio-experience-january-28-at-7-pm/

Posted by The Midpen Media Center on Friday, January 17, 2020

At the end of the night, all of the participants had a hand in creating media, whether it was an interview clip or a mock TV show. Many stayed late into the evening to see their work played on the control room monitors. Several attendees were interested in becoming future volunteers for Midpen Media shows and some were ready to sign up for the next Studio Production Basics workshop.

If you are interested in finding out just what goes on inside the studio, claim your spot at our next Studio Experience session February 24th at 7:00 pm for a fun-filled experiential evening.