Lights, Camera, Action!

July14headline.pngBY: LAUREN COSTELLO

Do you ever wonder how those concerts every Sunday end up airing on our channel? What about how the mics get set up? What about adjusting the lights and playing videos for certain performances? This can all be attributed to The Lite and Sound Committee.

This group formed a few years ago and we at the TV Studio are so proud it falls in our department! I am lucky to work with such great residents each day and it’s incredible to me that most of them had 0 years of TV Production experience prior to coming to Oak Crest. Talk about impressive!

Currently there are about 7 members on this committee. They rotate throughout the month working the concerts. The best thing is that when John Barnold creates the schedule, you reply saying when you are free- no one is ever forced to work a concert and you will never work a concert alone. Plus, most of them just sign up for the shows they want to see! Win-win situation!

You might be asking what is required if you decide to join the committee. Easy. You set up the mics, you turn on the lights, and you film the concert. ABC, easy as 1,2,3. I mean, sure, it’s a little more detailed, but that’s pretty much the gist of it! Nothing to be afraid of.

During the interview we will show you what the camera looks like, what the camera sits on (which is called a tripod) and then some basic camera moves that are used during the shows.

Make sure you watch Channel 973 on Wednesday, July 19th at 10AM, 2PM, 7PM, 9PM, and 12 midnight to find out more about this group. If you’re interested in joining, feel free to give the TV Studio a call at 410-663-3013 or stop by one day and we can provide more information.

The program will also be available the following day online at


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