The Production Center combines state-of-the-art media production complexes that support the video and audio production activities of the School of Communication. The Production Center houses a variety of equipment and facilities: a fully equipped television studio; video-editing suites in several formats; field production cameras and recorders in each of those formats; computerized on and off-line editing, digital video effects, and computer animation capabilities; non-linear editing; and on-site engineering and management support. The facility was designed around the principle that students need maximum exposure to the equipment to develop the competency required in media production fields.
WFSU-TV is the anchor public television station for the State of Florida. WFSU and the School of Communication have a close working relationship where students are offered the opportunity to learn media production within an active, working television station environment. WFSU produces a series of original programs in Studio A as well as a range of student material that is produced in Studio B and aired on Channel 4. Classes offered at WFSU include Multiple-Camera Studio Production (RTV 3227), Television Interviewing and Hosting (RTV 3234) and Video Workshop (RTV 3225r). http://www.wfsu.org/
WVFS-FM (V-89) is The Florida State University’s student-operated college radio station. Communication students work at V-89 for college credit and are responsible for programming, announcing, news and sports coverage, and all other station operations. V-89 is “the Voice of Florida State,” providing campus information and alternative music programming. V-89 has been the recipient of several national programming awards, and is now available on the World Wide Web through streaming video at: http://www.wvfs.fsu.edu.
Seminole Productions is the School of Communication’s video production unit. Seminole Productions provides a variety of services to other campus departments. One major client is the athletic department. Seminole Productions also produces the weekly University sports highlight show, Seminole Sports Magazine, which reaches over two million households in Florida via the Sunshine Network. Students have numerous opportunities to become involved with Seminole Productions.