Big things in store for the spring semester as improvements keep coming for the WTOP-10 TV studio
After all the talk about the new equipment that came along with our recent HD upgrade, e-board and management now prepare for a whole new look in front of the camera. It’s out with the old and in with the new for our studio’s set!
Before leaving for winter break, the old set pieces were either torn down and discarded, or saved and put in the engineering closet for possible future use
With wires all across the news desk and old set pieces around, clean out and clean up will continue for Vice President of Productions, Ian Dwyer ‘17 and Vice President of Engineering Nick Costanzo ‘18 for the remainder of winter break.
Rochester based company Uniset will be delivering the set’s pieces, while Dwyer and Costanzo will be installing them. The new set will allow for a lot of customizability; with panels that are interchangeable and wheels that it can move around on. This means that news, original productions, and sports original productions will be able to tailor the set based on the format of their show. Along with new panels, comes a new desk. There will be four different table tops that are easy to change and adjust based on each show’s needs and wants.
A mockup of the new set created by Uniset
“I think this new set is going to really allow WTOP to grow and allow each show to express themselves and the theme of their show even more”, Vice President of Productions, Ian Dwyer ‘17 says.
Dwyer and Costanzo hope to have the set fully built by the end of January 2017 before students arrive back on campus for the semester.