Point Loma Nazarene University
Contact: Kalyn McMackin (760) 685-3312
Point TV: Channel 23
Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358
Date: March 26, 2014
Written by: Kalyn McMackin
TV Studio Open House for Students, Faculty and Staff
Point TV will soon open its studio doors to students, faculty, staff, and administrators this coming Thursday, April 3rd, from 3-6 p.m. Dr. Alan Hueth, professor of communication, thought that it was “high time” for this to happen.
“We’re an unknown entity on this campus…We have been for quite a while and I thought that now that we have the new HD studio, and students have been doing really great work and doing stuff for on campus and off-campus entities—it’s time.”
Point TV’s studio is located in the back of Ryan Library, a place not many students know exists. However, it is Hueth’s hope that with an open house, more students and faculty will become interested in the opportunities that the studio has to offer.
“The goal is to heighten the awareness of the studio and how we’re impacting not only our broadcast journalism and media communications programs, but how we’re getting into professional production and/or support for both on and off-campus businesses” said Hueth.
Hueth added “It’s also to help faculty administrators see that we have a facility that can be used for enhancing PLNU’s present hybrid and distance learning initiatives. We can contribute and do high quality work because of the equipment and the skilled students we have.”
Some PLNU faculty and students have already begun shooting videos for local businesses and non-profits--reeling in more than $20,000 over the last eight years.
“Although, one of the main reasons for the event is for increased student interest, we are also hoping to inform professors and other guests about Point TV productions that we do for off-campus entities,” said Erich Rau, Point TV station manager. “One particular goal is to get PLNU professors excited about producing videos for ‘distance learning.’”
The open house will allow all visitors a rare first-hand experience into the world of film and television production. All attendees will have the chance to see what their professor-colleagues are doing with video for their distance learning courses and other purposes.
“Students, faculty, and other guests can expect to see the best of Point TV productions running on monitors throughout the studio,” said Rau. “We will also be giving visitors a tour, and will be operating the green screen so that guests can see themselves on camera with the weather forecasts behind them.”
The event will be held from 3-6pm, and the TV studio is located in the back hallway of Ryan Library on the first floor.
For more information, please contact Erich Rau at email@example.com or Alan Hueth at AlanHueth@pointloma.edu