A Day in the Life of a DP

On the new and up-coming feature film, The Judge, directed by David Dopkin, starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, Vera Farmiga, Melissa Leo, Dax Shepard, and Vincent D'Onofrio.

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Preventing Idle Students

HarrisSome students finish video assignments sooner than others.  Idle teenagers are not a good idea especially if there are other students who are still working in the room at the same time. 

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Dealing with Disruptive Students

Recently, I read a posting on a listserv from a first year teacher of Broadcast Video Production who had taken over a program with expensive state-of-the-art equipment from a previous teacher who had poor classroom management or organizational skills.

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Mixing Advanced and Beginning Students in Your Classroom

HarrisI am frequently asked about the makeup of a particular Television/Video Production or Broadcast Journalism class. 

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Can Students be Trusted with Expensive Gear?

HarrisRecently, I read a posting on the RTDNF listserv from a first year teacher of Broadcast Video Production who had taken over a program

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Where Should I Go To College?

HarrisStudents frequently ask their television production (TVP) or broadcast journalism (BJ) teachers for a recommendation of which colleges they should apply to in order to major in this field. 

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Choosing Students to Crew on Production Teams

HarrisLast month I discussed a method of classroom management that worked for me in helping to prevent idle students in the classroom. 

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Equipment Proficiency Tests

HarrisIt’s relatively easy to create a test which covers material covered in a textbook or in class lectures. 

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