UF NBS TV Production Project Meeting Summary + Application

The UF NBS TV Production Project information meeting was a huge success! We counted and 77+ people came tonight. Wow. We’re so happy that so many people want to be involved and that we have this opportunity to foster this experience for the UF CJC (and for all those people from outside the college that came!)

If you happened to miss the meeting, here’s a quick recap of all the information we went over:

Project Goals:

▪   Produce a 5 installment video series with video production equipment provided by the College of Journalism.

▪   Post on the NBS YouTube Page

▪   Present in the Reitz Union Theater or around campus

▪   Submit to the 2013 or 2014 NBS National Competition

▪   Anticipated Schedule:
- Write and work on Pre-Production during Fall
- Start production towards the end of Fall/beginning of  Spring
- Have everything finished by the end of Spring

▪   We will first shoot a shorter pilot to work out any problems that may arise.


▪   This project is definitely something that we are taking very seriously. Please only apply if your willing to make a commitment to this production team. Not only are you letting everyone else down if you apply, get a spot, and not fulfill the duties you were assigned, but you’re letting yourself down. This project is meant to be educational, experimental, and an all around good time. You will get out of it what you put in, and we are anticipating great things.

▪    Since this is the first time we are doing anything like this, there are bound to be a couple bumps along the road. This is going to be a learning experience for everyone involved. We want this to be very collaborative and have everyone grow together as screenwriters, cinematographers, directors, production staff, etc.

Positions open for application:

When filling out the online application, take into consideration the team you want to apply for.  A description of each team and their respective leadership roles was shown in a powerpoint at the meeting tonight, so I’ll just include all the descriptions below in this summary.

Here are the teams:

Writing Team

▪   Composed of 8 to 12 members

▪   Each episode will have a different Head Writer(s) appointed from the team.

▪   Responsibilities:

  • Content creation and script writing
  • Working with Director, Art Direction team, and Editors to make sure the final product is representative of what is written.
  •  Script printing
  • Meeting Deadlines (TBD)
  • If applying to be on the writing team, you have the option to send in a sample of your work to gatornbs@gmail.com. It’s not required, but it is preferred. Please put your name in the subject line. It can be anything that you feel displays your ability as a writer. It is fine if you don’t know proper script writing format, because that can be easily taught.

Art Direction Team

▪   Member amount TBD

▪   Each episode will have a different Art Director responsible for the final product who is appointed from the team.

▪   Responsibilities:

  •  Props, costuming, set or location preparation.
  •  Working with the writing team and Director to facilitate artistic vision of the script.
  •  Communicate with Marketing/Fundraising team about budget.

Technical Services Team

▪   Member amount TBD

▪   Operate Camera, audio, and any other production equipment.

▪   Each episode will have a different Director of Cinematography appointed from the team.

▪   Must have taken RTV3200, TV1, or higher level production class and passed with a sufficient grade.

▪   Responsibilities:

  • Video production
  • Adhering to the schedule
  • Meeting deadlines (TBD)
  • Working with the Director, Writing Team, and Art Direction Team

On-Screen Talent

▪   Auditions will not be held until we have a script ready

▪   Responsibilities:

  •  Adequately portray the characters as written in the script.
  •  Attend rehearsals.
  • Know the script before you come to filming.
  • More info to come.

Marketing/Fundraising Team

▪   One Director of Marketing and Fundraising will be appointed for the duration of the entire project.

▪   Team will be responsible for:

  • Fundraising projects in the Fall and marketing the series in the Spring when we are ready to screen.
  • Operate social media accounts that are to be created
  • Organizing wrap party at the end of spring
  •  Designing shirts

Editing Team

▪   Team amount TBD.

▪   One Chief Editor will be appointed for each episode from the editing team and will be responsible for the final edited product of each episode.

▪   Experience with Adobe PP CS6 or Final Cut is preferred.

▪   Team will be responsible for communication with Director and Writer to make sure that the artistic vision is correctly displayed through the editing.

Directing Team

▪   There will be one Director (possibly 2) for each episode.

▪   A team of Production assistants will also be formed to assist the Director during filming and scout locations.

▪   Any experience is preferred as this is probably one of, if not the most, important production position.

▪   Responsibilities:

  • Casting
  • Scheduling rehearsals
  • Managing production on the day(s) of filming.
  • Meeting deadlines (TBD)
  • Communicating with Writing Team, Editors, and Art Directors.
  •  Make a production schedule with Executive Producers.


When filling out the application, please keep in mind that some positions, like Director and Art Director, are confined to a limited number of spots. If you want to be involved, we will definitely find a spot for you on a team, but due to the competitiveness of some positions, you might be placed in an apprenticeship type role or placed in a general team position.

On the application, please answer each question as detailed as possible so we can get a good feel for your personality and skill set. It will only help you in the long run when we end up assigning roles and teams. If you want to learn a specific thing or try out a specific idea, or have ideas for the program in general, please tell us in the extra information question. If you want to hold multiple roles, such as one in Fall and one in Spring, please notate that in your answers as well. We are going to try our best to work with people and place them where they want to be.

The application is going to close on Sunday, September 22 at 12:00 PM Noon.




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