The ICTV Handbook is available as a downloadable .pdf here.
Table of Contents
- Ithaca College Television (ICTV) Statement of Purpose
- Freedom of Expression
- Ithaca College Faculty and Technical Operations Staff
- ICTV Facilities
- ICTV Equipment
I. Ithaca College Television (ICTV) Statement of Purpose
One of ICTV’s aims is to provide the 26,000 cable-subscribing households of Tompkins County, NY with noncommercial information and entertainment programming. This public includes residents of Ithaca, Trumansburg, Lansing, Danby, Newfield, Groton, Dryden, Caroline, Candor and Brooktondale, and the students of Cornell University and Ithaca College.
ICTV’s main aim is to provide an opportunity for all Ithaca College students, particularly those in the Park School of Communications, to participate in television production and channel operation, and to produce programming that fosters ideas and creative expression.
ICTV is funded and supervised through the Park School of Communications. As a co- curricular activity, ICTV strives to develop creative and leadership skills in its participants and to provide materials for student portfolios. ICTV is a powerful means for Park School students to expand their skills and knowledge outside of the classroom. ICTV aims for quality in both its product and the learning experience it offers.
Organizational values include:
- Sharing of both knowledge and time
- Growth of the individual and the organization
- Service to the community, the organization, and each other
ICTV is governed by:
- Its own policies, as explained in this handbook
- The policies of the Park School of Communications, and Ithaca College
- New York State and federal laws pertaining to educational access cable
ICTV is funded through the Dean’s Office of the Park School of Communications. The Manager of TV and Radio Operations is the full-time general manager for ICTV and reports directly to the Dean of the Park School of Communications. The Manager of TV and Radio Operations acts as a resource of professional knowledge for all of those involved in ICTV and is responsible for the overall operation of ICTV.
The Manager of TV and Radio Operations employs a student executive staff to help administer ICTV’s large staff. The ICTV Executive Staff is comprised of a:
- Station Manager
- Director of Development
- Director of Programming
- Director of Technical Operations
- Director of On-Air Promotions
- Publicity Director
- Director of Web Development
- Master Control Supervisor
- News Director
- Sports Director
Executive Staff positions are selected by application to the Manager of TV and Radio Operations the semester prior to their term of service. To assist in the selection, the current Executive Staff members may provide feedback to the Manager of TV and Radio Operations to help in the decision. In some cases interviews may be conducted.
Producers who head the productions of each ICTV show report dually to the Station Manager and the Manager of TV and Radio Operations. Producers must submit applications and show proposals each semester. Like Executive Staff applications, these applications must be submitted the semester prior to the term of service.
ICTV is classified as Student Media Organization of the Park School of Communications, along with its sister radio stations 92WICB-FM and VIC Radio, theIthacan newspaper, Park Productions, Park Design House, Buzzsaw, and iMPrint Magazine.
Participation is open to all Ithaca College students.
- ICTV volunteers must be enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students of Ithaca College. Ithaca College staff and faculty, community experts, performers and members of Cornell’s meteorology program may also be invited to participate.
- A volunteer must be in good judicial and academic standing.
- Executive Staff and producers must have the background to fulfill their responsibilities, including at least one semester of active ICTV participation.
Throughout its history, participating students in ICTV have received neither academic credit nor pay (Master Control Operators receive an hourly wage as it is a skilled job, and the Executive Staff is paid exclusively for their meeting times). Professional experience, creativity of expression, and working as a team are the major attractions for participation.
Volunteers apply directly to the producer(s) of specific shows. Every semester, ICTV hosts a Rush Night during which producers set up tables for prospective volunteers to learn more about the shows and to apply. Producers are in charge of determining crews, reporters, and actors prior to the start of the production season, but new volunteers are welcome at any time if there is space available. Those interested in getting involved with ICTV mid-semester should contact the Station Manager. Producers reserve the right to determine who will and will not work on their production. Failure to show up or adequately fulfill one’s duties gives the producers the right to seek replacements of volunteers. Discussion of the opportunity to improve behavior should precede any such action with the volunteer(s) in question.
All volunteers are subject to the policies in this handbook and those set by the Executive Staff.
Participation in Student Media activities is a privilege, not a right. The Manager of TV and Radio Operations alone has the right to remove students from all or part of their ICTV duties. Reasons for such an action may include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to fulfill the duties of a given position.
- Violation of Ithaca College policy.
- Unauthorized possession or improper handling of college equipment.
- Behavior on ICTV business in the Park School or in the field that is disruptive, unbecoming and/or causes the viewer, ICTV, or Ithaca College embarrassment.
- Misuse of funds.
- Violations of ICTV policy.
IV. Freedom of Expression
ICTV strives to establish and maintain professional standards appropriate to a college student organization in program production and content, and suitable to an educational access channel general audience. Producers are expected to ensure that the program content remains within the generally accepted bounds of good taste and fair play. If students are uncertain how to deal with program content or treatment, discussion with the Manager of TV and Radio Operations is suggested.
All content set to air, with the exception of live shows, will be previewed by either the Director of Programming, the Station Manager, or the Manager of TV and Radio Operations. Any of these three people reserve the right to bar programs from airing. Such decisions may be made for reasons including, but not limited to:
- The inclusion of content with obscene or indecent material – that which is patently offensive when applying contemporary community standard for family viewing. While ICTV’s broadcast’s from the 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM hour do fall under the ‘safe harbor’ rule, all ICTV content must be appropriate for public broadcast at any time of day.
- The inclusion of content with obscene speech. ‘Bleeping’ out swears in post-production is not allowed for controlled production material. It is unprofessional and would not be found in professional productions that broadcast in a forum such as ours.
- The inclusion of defamatory content – a malicious falsehood intended to ridicule or degrade persons.
- The inclusion of copyrighted material that does not qualify as fair use.
- The violation of any New York State and federal laws pertaining to educational access cable.
- The clear violation of policies in the acquisition of content.
- The inclusion of content that misrepresents Ithaca College. Criticism is always allowed. It must be done fairly, tastefully and accurately.
- Content that fails to meet the standard of quality programming that ICTV hopes to foster.
- Missing deadlines.
While some of these rules may seem vague, producers are expected to use common sense and good judgement in deciding what is appropriate or inappropriate for airing on their production. Producers of live shows are expected to bring violations committed on their live productions to the attention of the Director of Programming and / or Station Manager to ensure that such content does not re-air on ICTV.
ICTV represents both Ithaca College and the Park School of Communications to the worldwide public both on the local cable access channel and through ICTV.org. While ICTV encourages the freedom of expression, producers must be aware of this relationship when considering the quality and content of their programming. ICTV is different that a traditional on campus club in this respect.
Producers are expected to bring questions in regards to content to the Director of Programming, Station Manager and / or Manager of TV and Radio Operations as far in advance of the show’s airing as possible. This will allow for discussion and review. Appropriate precautionary measures may be taken afterwards, if deemed necessary.
Prior permission to videotape in certain locations may be necessary. These include, but are not limited to, speakers at sponsored events, cases where an individuals’ privacy may be violated, on private property, some parts of Ithaca College campus property, and some municipal properties. News and public affairs programming are given extra leeway, however it is the responsibility of the producers to ensure they have right to be shooting at certain locations.
ICTV volunteers are to never assume that they have permission to shoot at their pleasure on campus or off. Ask questions and get permission to avoid complications. The best place to start looking when seeking permission to shoot on town or city property is the clerk’s office. If shooting off-campus and on private property. The property owner may request proof of liability insurance. To obtain this, volunteers must work with the Ithaca College Office of Risk Management. Forms and additional information on this may be obtained on their website. More information on shooting on location can be found in the Park School Production Handbook (to be released shortly).
News and public affairs on ICTV are free of censorship and advance approval of copy, and the editors and managers are free to develop editorial policies and news coverage that are consistent with station goals and policies. ICTV follows professional best practices in its public affairs coverage, as found in the Radio-Television News Directors Association’s Code of Ethics.
Plagiarism of any kind is not permitted on ICTV.
ICTV retains copyright on all programming produced for ICTV shows and thus the final piece of video on every production should state: “Ithaca College Television © (year of production).” Volunteers are free to copy ICTV programming for their personal and professional use. ICTV programming is not allowed to be uploaded publicly to video hosting sites, such as YouTube or Vimeo, or any other site. Full episodes will be featured exclusively on the ICTV website. Promos made for ICTV shows may be uploaded to other sites. However all content must at least be offered for use by ICTV prior to the upload of any content on websites other than ICTV.org. Any content uploaded to external websites must credit ICTV and have a clear and link back to the ICTV.org domain.
Producers and volunteers found in violation of these copyrights will be asked to correct the misuse of copyrighted content or may lose their privileges to participate in ICTV.
ICTV has its own YouTube Channel that is meant to be used for promotional purposes. Any items that are uploaded there must mention ICTV.org and provide the link in the description.
Time Warner, the owner of the channel ICTV broadcasts, has blanket agreements for the access channels to use music licensed by BMI and ASCAP.
ICTV has the permission to broadcast footage obtained through CNN Newsource.
ICTV does not allow the broadcast of materials not copyrighted by ICTV except in the cases listed above unless the producer receives permission from the owner of the copyrighted material or the material qualifies as fair use.
By New York State regulation, ICTV may not include commercial or promotional content on the educational access channel. Producers, reporters and interviewers should exercise care not to promote or endorse a business, such as giving a business’s hours and prices. A story about a type of business should include a sampling of at least three establishments to avoid the appearance of an infomercial.
Fundraising on cable access channels is prohibited by New York State regulation. ICTV gains permission to simulcast VIC Radio’s annual 50-hour marathon for a local cause.
Public Service Announcements
PSAs on ICTV should represent reasonable standards of integrity, public acceptance and appropriateness. The project should be noncommercial, nondenominational, politically nonpartisan and not designed to influence legislation. The project will not be rejected because it is in the interest of one group if the message has wide appeal, significance and local applicability.
Program promotion flyers should be approved by the Publicity Director, Station Manager or Manager of TV and Radio Operations and must contain the ICTV logo. Posted flyers must include a contact e-mail address. Posting should be on bulletin boards only.
Social Media Publicity
Producers are allowed to pursue their own forms of social media publicity such as through Facebook and Twitter. Note that such accounts still represent Ithaca College and ICTV and that they fall under the guidelines defined in this handbook.
All social media should publicly associate itself with ICTV in their name (for example, a Twitter account called @ICTV_Panorama) and link back to the ICTV domain, if possible.
Most programming on ICTV is student initiated and produced. ICTV program offerings include sports, news, public affairs, comedies, children shows, variety shows, quiz shows, performances and dramas. Some programs may be initiated by the Roy H. Park School of Communications or Ithaca College, such as special events or issues coverage.
The Station Manager and Director of Programming decide programming technical guidelines and submission methods. These may change from year to year, or be show specific. Typically though, ICTV programs have a total run time of 28 minutes and 30 seconds and may include standard breaks of one minute and 30 seconds. These breaks will include station promos, various show promos, and PSAs. Specifics can be found on the ICTV Resources page.
Program proposals are made to the Manager of TV and Radio Operations and the Station Manager. The Manager of TV and Radio Operations and the entire Executive Staff review the applications and may accept, reject or suggest modification of the proposal on the basis of:
- The experience and qualifications of the person who proposes to produce.
- Feasibility, including technical considerations
- Uniqueness of the idea – non-duplication with other programming.
- Availability of facility time and student volunteers.
- Potential for good experience by the volunteers
- Programming consistency with the brand of Ithaca College Television as found below
ICTV holds an identity like any other network on television. ICTV strives to build the professional experience by establishing its own identity to define “who we are” as a college television station on a local access station. ICTV aims to have something for everyone to be apart of in both opportunities such as serving on crew for a show, producing a show, working with the Executive Staff or further behind-the-scenes and on- air positions. All programming follows ‘something for everyone’ such as news, sports, comedy, drama, game shows and webseries for students to participate and the community to enjoy. ICTV takes great pride in its versatility uniting people together and forging those social groups in a both a professional or communal setting.
Because ICTV has its own identity to mirror the professional world, there are guidelines that students must follow when developing their future productions or content for the broadcast. These guidelines consist of not defaming the college, members of the community as a target audience versus solely the student body and lastly no encouragement of drug-use. The Internet has become a go-to medium for students and younger generations to watch content, which is why ICTV has adopted several web series over the past couple of years. Because ICTV.org bears the college’s name, broadcast regulations are enforced but not as heavily. ICTV.org shows allow students to push the boundaries of imagination, allow for shorter episode formats, target the program to a narrower audience and should not portray the college in a poor manner.
When developing a show to be proposed for the next semester, a meeting with both the Director of Development and Director of Programming is highly encouraged before submitting the final proposal. This allows for the opportunity to find out if the program truly meets ICTV’s identity.
All shows are encouraged to have a dedication of ICTV’s identity, bearing the logo and the slogan (“your choice, your channel”) somewhere within the program.
Proposal guidelines and a sample proposal are on the website under Staff Resources. A proposal should include:
- The proposer’s background and qualifications.
- An in-depth description of program content and treatment.
- Rationale for the program and a description of the intended audience.
- Estimated number of programs, their length, projected air availabilities.
- List of tentative program subjects (if applicable).
- A detailed sample format sheet for one program.
- Estimated program development time and production time, including editing and studio requirements.
- Any special costs beyond videotapes.
For any new show, scripted or unscripted, a meeting should be scheduled with the Director of Programming and Director of Development as soon as possible. This is to ensure the show, while still being developed, is consistent with the brand and guidelines outlined above. After submitting the proposal, a show may request, or be required to pitch the idea to the Executive Staff. The pitch should be a short presentation on the show’s content and production. All shows are subject to possible further review by the Executive Staff. This is to help evaluate shows, and make sure both the content and proposed producers are capable and deserving of producing a proposed show. Proposed producers can also request further meetings, or evaluations, but the ICTV Executive Staff retains the right to limit or deny requests, insuring all of the proposed shows have an equal acceptance opportunity.
Shows can be accepted as is, approved with modifications, or put into development with the option to resubmit for the next semester. While the ICTV Executive Staff encourages a proposal to be as detailed as possible, producers should not make any commitments such as purchases, production locations, scheduled production dates, or pre-selected volunteers prior to acceptance of a proposal by the Manager of TV and Radio Operations or the Executive Staff. In some cases, the Station Manager or the Manager of TV and Radio Operations may allocate resources to prospective producers in order to produce sample content to submit with their application.
ICTV producers may request that businesses sponsor their production. Producers will fill out Sponsor Agreement forms located on the ICTV website under Staff Resources and file them with the Manager of TV and Radio Operations. Sponsors may provide extras such as set materials, costuming, food for crew, or other production supplies. Producers must be clear with vendors that their business is not buying time, but providing underwriting.
Acknowledgement of a show’s sponsor must be made within a show. A standard acknowledgements is, “Additional support for (Panorama) provided by (The Five and Dime),” with video of the businesses logo or a character-generated name.
Producers cannot include any calls to action in their gratis. This includes business hours, prices and deals.
ICTV is a noncommercial television station, and therefore all on-air promotions for ICTV include public service announcements, promotions for the channel, and promotions for ICTV programming. As a professional station, all on-air promotions are expected to follow the professional standards that are appropriate for a college student organization and a professional television channel. Promotions content, therefore, should follow similar standards to that of ICTV programming. Violations of the standards for on-air promotions include:
- The inclusion of copyrighted material that does not qualify as fair use
- The inclusion of content with obscene or indecent material – that which is patently offensive when applying contemporary community standard for family viewing
- The inclusion of content with obscene speech
- The inclusion of defamatory content
- The violation of any New York State and federal laws pertaining to educational access cable
- Content that fails to meet the standard of quality programming that ICTV hopes to foster
Producers and other creators of on-air promotions for ICTV are expected to use common sense and good judgment in deciding what and what would not be appropriate for promotional content.While the Director of On-Air Promotions is responsible for creating the majority of ICTV’s on-air promotions, ICTV producers are responsible for creating video promos for their individual programs. Required video promotions include a Rush Night Video and two promotional videos (spaced out throughout the semester) to be aired on ICTV during commercial breaks.
These promotions must be created in accordance with the guidelines that the Director of On-Air Promotions sets. Detailed guidelines on how to create appropriate program promotions can be found in a separate “Program Promotions” guide that can be found in the resources section of the ICTV website.
ICTV is assigned an annual operating budget for the fiscal year (June 1st – May 31st). The Manager of TV and Radio Operations who is responsible for approving and monitoring expenditures allocates the budget. ICTV will adhere to the purchasing policies of Ithaca College. Purchases made by ICTV qualify to be tax-exempt. Capital requests must go through the same process as the entire Roy H. Park School of Communications is subject to, and are approved once a year.
The ICTV operating budget is designed for the basic operation of ICTV. However, producers may make requests for purchases related to their production. Please note, that because there is no line item in the budget for these reimbursements, they are not handed out lightly. These requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Requests that demonstrate planning and thoughtful consideration of resources are more likely to be approved.
Approval will be made on a per-item basis by the Manager of TV and Radio Operations and is required before any purchases are made if reimbursement is to be made. Volunteers cannot expect reimbursement for purchases made without prior authorization. All purchases made that expect reimbursement must be tax exempt. Tax- exempt forms are located on the ICTV website under Staff Resources.
Volunteers should save all receipts of approved purchases and submit them to the Manager of TV and Radio Operations or the TV and Radio Operations Administrative Assistant (Park 126).
It is suggested that any volunteer that expects reimbursement fill out an Ithaca College EFT Authorization Form. This form will allow the college to transfer reimbursement funds directly into bank account instead of having to issue a check, thereby decreasing the time it takes to receive reimbursement.
Purchase request forms and tax-exempt forms are located on the ICTV website under Staff Resources.
Any questions should be directed to the Station Manager, Manager of TV and Radio
Operations, or the TV and Radio Operations Administrative Assistant (Park 126).
If ICTV is unable to authorize the purchase of materials, the Manager of TV and Radio Operations, in some cases, may request additional funds from the Dean’s Office of the Park School of Communications.
The Manager of TV and Radio Operations will work with the executive staff and general staff in making yearly capital budget requests so that they may go through the college budgeting process in a timely fashion.
ICTV will not typically reimburse volunteers for travel expenses. Requests must be made to the Manager of TV and Radio Operations at least three weeks in advance to any travel.
ICTV Sports is given a yearly grant by an outside donor for the purposes of traveling to remote football games to provide coverage. Travel expenses for these games are approved, but must adhere to the procedures of all approved travel as outlined below.
Two weeks prior to travel, students must submit a Travel Authorization Form
the Manager of TV and Radio Operations or the TV and Radio Operations Administrative Assistant (Park 126). When filling out the “Anticipated Expenses” section, take the number of miles of the trip, divide that by an average of 20 miles per gallon of gas, and then multiply by the current local price per gallon of regular grade gas. Under meals, volunteers are allotted $15 / day (per person) and any costs for tolls and parking. Only one Travel Authorization Form should be submitted per trip by an individual actually going on the trip and for whom the reimbursement is intended.
Upon return, a Travel Expense Report Form must be filled out and submitted by the same individual that submitted the Travel Authorization Form. All receipts, including detailed meal receipts, must be stapled to the Travel Expense Report Form and submitted to the Manager of TV and Radio Operations or the Administrative Assistant (Park 126).
ICTV volunteers are subject to the Ithaca College Travel Policy while on authorized trips.
It is suggested that any volunteer that expects reimbursement fill out an Ithaca College EFT Authorization Form. This form will allow the college to transfer reimbursement funds directly into bank account instead of having to issue a check, thereby decreasing the time it takes to receive reimbursement.
Students 21 years and older who want access to a college vehicle must first take a student driver safety class through the Office of Risk Management.
Any questions should be directed to the Station Manager, Manager of TV and Radio Operations, or the Administrative Assistant (Park 126).
If ICTV is unable to authorize travel, the Manager of TV and Radio Operations, in some cases, may request additional funds from the Dean’s Office of the Park School of Communications.
IX. Ithaca College Faculty and Technical Operations Staff
Ithaca College professors may voluntarily advise or conduct workshops with ICTV volunteers. Producers and other volunteers are encouraged to form an advisory relationship with faculty members in order to foster professional growth and learning.
The Technical Operations staff has oversight of some aspects of ICTV’s operation including:
- Equipment ICTV gains access to out of PPECS.
- Scheduling of equipment and facilities.
- Technical assistance with studios and broadcast operations.
- General equipment troubleshooting.
It is important that ICTV volunteers, especially producers, forge good working relationships with the Technical Operations staff. Staff studio technicians are in charge of facilities during the times when ICTV is most active. They are charged with maintaining order and insuring a safe working environment. A studio show’s producer, director and lighting director should meet with the studio technician at the start of the semester to go over procedures. Because ICTV projects are not graded, engineers and technicians may provide more technical assistance to ICTV productions than to academic projects.
All ICTV staff are subject to the rules and procedures of the Technical Operations Department.
Each semester, the Director of Technical Operations and the rest of the ICTV Executive Staff put together various workshops for the offered software and facilities producers and crewmembers will be working with for the semester. Producers of ICTV shows are expected to attend workshops or send crewmembers to gain a further understanding of their position. All members are allowed to attend and will be informed of the workshops over the ICTV List Serve and social media.
X. ICTV Facilities
ICTV has control of specific facilities within the Park School of Communications. ICTV’s resources are subject to rules in addition to those outlined by the Technical Operations Department.
The Newsroom, the Green Room, the Tape Library, and the Scene Shop are all rooms that ICTV uses constantly. While eating and drinking are allowed in these rooms, all ICTV volunteers are expected to clean up after themselves in order to maintain a clean working environment for others. Different workflows for productions may require different wiring setups for editors. Volunteers are asked if they change the setups for editors, they return them to their normal wiring; this includes computer speakers.
Additional Park facility access requests for shows must be made to the Executive Staff and the Manager of TV and Radio Operations who will channel it to the Park Facilities & Equipment Manager. This is typically done the semester prior to the show’s production, but can be updated throughout the semester if needed. Special one-time requests may also be made.
Newsroom / Workroom (Park 124)
The News Room houses mailboxes for executive staff members and for each individual production. The primary function of this room is for the News Director to have an area for news reporters and editors to meet, prepare, and review newscasts. It is equipped with PCs connected to the ENPS server with Photoshop 7 installed.
Other shows may request times to use the News Room as a meeting room. Such requests must be made with the News Director, Director of Programming and Station Manager.
The News Room may additionally serve as a broadcast room. A JVC GY-DV5100 in the room provides the “Newsroom” feed to both broadcast studios. Volunteers are expected to remain quiet in the room while the feed is live.
Green Room (Park 151)
The Green Room is a collaborative room used by all ICTV shows. It is equipped with three Mac Editors and two PCs connected to the ENPS server.
While this room is open to all producers to utilize, it is specifically allocated to studio shows working on preproduction the night of their show. Producers looking to use theGreen Room on such a night are expected to coordinate with the producers that currently have the room.
The first Mac computer on the left as you enter the room is also designated as our episode submission computer. Volunteers looking to submit shows have priority to that computer, regardless if it is currently in use.
Volunteers should shut down all decks, monitors, speakers, and lights when not in use.
All users of ICTV facilities are expected to leave them in a presentable condition following use. In other words, clean up after yourself.
Tape Library (Park 152)
The Tape Library is located in the back of the Green Room and houses ICTV’s Archives. The Director of Programming and the Master Control Supervisor maintain this room.
It is expected volunteers will not alter the organization of this room without permission from either the Director of Programming or the Master Control Supervisor.
Students wishing to obtain digital copies of programming for their personal or professional use should make requests to the Digital Media Manager.
ICTV Checkout Center (Park 151 & 152)
The ICTV Checkout Center is located in both the Green Room and the Tape Library. This space is intended for producers to provide easy access for shows, avoiding to work within building hours of check outs and returns. Producers are held responsible for the condition and the timeliness of all equipment to not jeopardize other productions. Operators are volunteers and cannot always be there for checkouts and returns, which is why producers are given full responsibility for their show’s checkouts and returns.
Each show will be given a login account to make reservations on cameras or any other resource online through WebCheckout’s Patron Initiated Reservation system.
If a producer or crewmember breaks equipment, it must be brought to the Station Manager and Director of Technical Operations’ attention and brought to the repair shop (Park 129). If the resource cannot be fixed in the repair shop, the responsible producer or crewmember is expected to pay for the damages.
Resources in the ICTV Checkout Center are limited, and some productions may have to rent from PPECS, given the circumstances. ICTV is a co-curricular activity and academics take priority. Any equipment checked out from the Park Portable EquipmentCheckout Service (PPECS) is expected to be returned in the condition it was checked out and arrive on time. If a show does not return equipment on time and jeopardizes another student’s reservation, a meeting with the Station Manager and the Manager of TV and Radio Operations will be called upon.
Scene Shop (Park 153)
Both ICTV and classes within the Park School of Communications use the Scene Shop. However with production occurring almost everyday, ICTV is the Scene Shop’s primary user.
Volunteers are expected to police themselves in putting back materials neatly and where they found them. Materials stored in the Scene Shop are for all to use. Understand that materials created for ICTV shows sometimes do get used by classes and other projects.
Producers may request a locker at the back of the scene shop which producers may lock materials in. Such requests should be made to the Station Manager.
Printing is available on all of the computers in the Newsroom and the three computers on the right side of the Green Room. These printers are to be used for ICTV productions only. Class materials and personal prints must be done in a campus computer lab or the library. ICTV purchases its own supply of paper and ink, both of which become very expensive as the year progresses.
If productions require many copies of the same sheets, they are asked to use the copier located in PPECS for 20 copies or fewer. Larger jobs should go to the Center for Print Production. Turnaround time is usually two days. See the Manager of TV and Radio Operations or administrative assistant before ordering copy jobs.
Copier codes are given to producers at the beginning of every semester. Producers should bring blue ICTV paper with them as the copier does not have public paper to use.
ENPS logins are required for all PCs located in the Newsroom, Green Room, and producer stations within both broadcast studios. In order to get a login for these computers volunteers must send their full name, Ithaca College User I.D., to the Station Manager.For network security purposes, volunteers may not share their login information with others.
Any issues with ENPS computers should be reported to the Station Manager and the Manager of TV and Radio Operations.
Card Swipe Access
Access to the Newsroom, Green Room and Tape Library is granted only to ICTV producers, executive staff members, and Master Control Operators; this is a privilege of their role. Other ICTV volunteers may request special access to these rooms from the Station Manager and Manager of TV and Radio Operations.
XI. ICTV Equipment
ICTV has control of specific equipment within the Park School of Communications. ICTV’s resources are subject to rules in addition to those outlined by the Technical Operations Department.
Additional Park equipment access (via PPECS) requests for shows must be made to the Executive Staff and the Manager of TV and Radio Operations who will channel it to the Park Facilities & Equipment Manager. This is typically done the semester prior to the show’s production, but can be updated throughout the semester if needed. Special one- time requests may also be made.
All Cameras provided to ICTV are stationed in the ICTV Checkout Center.
The two ICTV News Rigs are housed in the Newsroom and are designated to the News Director for news production purposes. They are equipped with a SONY HR-V1U, Ninja 2 Solid State Recorder, Sony lavaliere microphone, an ICTV mic flag, an on-camera light, a tripod, and a XLR cable. These cameras are powered by Sony Lithium Ion batteries (also housed in the Newsroom).
Issues with the contents of the News Rigs are to be reported to the News Director, the Director of Technical Operations, the Station Manager and the Manager of TV and Radio Operations immediately.
These cameras may be used by other ICTV productions with the permission of the News Director, the Station Manager and the Manager of TV and Radio Operations.On return from a field shoot, volunteers should store the News Rig back in its cabinet in the Newsroom and place batteries from both the camera and the recorder on the chargers.
Ninja 2 Solid State Recorders
ICTV allows the SONY HR-V1U to record without a tape in full HD. The Ninja II Recorder comes with a hard drive where all recorded media is housed and expected to be transferred over to another drive through the provided reader for when transitioning to the editing stage of a project. This resource can only be used with the SONY HR-V1U and an HDMI cable in the News Rig kits.
JVC GY-HM 700s
ICTV is privileged to have a set of tapeless media. The JVC GY-HM 700s have the ability to shoot in full HD (1920×1080) as well as 720p (1280×720) on SD HC cards. Producers are expected to provide their own SD HC cards but can also be purchased from the Administrative Assistant of the Television-Radio Department (Park 364). Requests to purchase SD HC cards under the ICTV budget can also be made if proposed to the Station Manager and the Manager of TV and Radio Operations; however, the SD HC cards will belong to ICTV at the end of the semester after being purchased under the budget.
All JVC GY-HM 700s are located in the ICTV Checkout Center and are powered by Anton Buaer batteries housed in the Green Room. Batteries are expected to be put on the charger immediately upon return. All camera cases are expected to only bear the JVC GY-HM700 and its tripod plate. all other items that were checked out with the camera are expected to be put back in the designated areas of the ICTV Checkout Center.