By Kristine Ann M. Fernandez
The magazine show “#SU ” and the news program “Silliman Insider,” both entirely produced by junior mass communication students, premiered last Monday with not just a new batch of student crew but with new sets of equipment as well.
The new tools include four high-end computers with Intel i7 processors and two broadcast Canon XL1S cameras, both of which are used by actual television stations for filming and editing.
One of the cameras was donated by Mass Com alumnus Jose Lesh who is an editorial producer of CNN ’s daily morning program, “New Day.”
TV production class instructor John DX Lapid said he hopes more alumni will donate equipment in the future.
Unlike last year where shows were taped at the Fil Products studios, this year they will be recorded inside the college’s own makeshift studio.
According to Lapid, a classroom in the College of Mass Communication building will be recreated to function as a temporary studio where shows are going to be taped as live every Saturday.
Christal Javier, junior mass communication student and executive producer of “#SU ”’s pilot episode, said that some of the program’s newest offerings are permanent weekly segments on road trip, food, health, fashion and music.
They are also developing a new program tagged as a personality documentary which will feature “interesting people” from Negros Oriental.
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“#SU ” and “Silliman Insider” are aired Mondays at 8 p.m. over FIl Products channel 6 with replays every Tuesday at 1 p.m.