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Production Schedule

Weekly Logan Live Special Edition episodes are pre-recorded and premiere Monday mornings.  A Staff Meeting starts each class session.

Monday Staff Meeting: Review this week’s episode (which premiered at 8:15am.) What worked well? What could be improved and how? Other comments and questions.  After reviewing the current show, the team producing next week’s show will follow the Producing Team Schedule below.  Teams not working on next week’s show will meet with the teacher and get assigned work.

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Producing Team Schedule

Monday:
Entertainment and Words of Wisdom Anchors complete the first drafts of their scripts.
Show Anchors start the show script including the open, announcements, segment intros and close. 
Producer and Weather Anchor start History Calendar script and gather images.

Tuesday:
Entertainment and Words of Wisdom Anchors: Submit scripts to Producer by 10:15am. While waiting for script approval, work on your segment graphics. After reviewing scripts the Producer will request any necessary changes.  Producer-approved scripts should be ready by 10:30am then reviewed with the Executive Producer.  Once scripts are approved Entertainment and Words of Wisdom talent should record their on-camera segments.
Show Anchors: Check submissions to see if any new announcements exist.  Continue writing the show script. Get show open, close and segment intros approved by Producer, then record those segments.  You need to appear the same (clothes, hair, etc.) while recording all parts of your script.
Weather Anchor: Complete the History Calendar script and review it with the Producer.  Gather Calendar images.
Producer: Review Entertainment and Words of Wisdom scripts at 10:15am.  Request any necessary changes then get final script drafts by 10:30am, then review them with the Executive Producer. Review Show Anchor script segments. If any changes are needed have Show Anchors make them.  Once they are ready approve the script segments and have Show Anchors start recording segments. Also: Work with Weather Anchor to complete History Calendar script, then find and prepare images.

Thursday:
Entertainment and Words of Wisdom Anchors: Submit your graphics by 10:30am. While you are waiting for your graphics to be approved, record your show segment and submit the recording by 11:00am.
Show Anchors: Check submissions to see if any new announcements exist.  Submit the announcement section of show script to Producer by 10:30am.  Once your announcements script has been approved, record your announcement segments. Submit your recording and graphics by 11:00am.
Weather Anchor: Create forecast graphic and submit it for approved by 10:30am.  If you have a script, submit it for approved by 10:30am. Once the graphic and script is approved, record your show segment.
Producer: Review final history calendar script with Executive Producer no later than 10:15am.  Once approved, record the narration. Review the edited narration and calendar graphics with the Executive Producer by 11:00am.
Submit show credits should be submitted by 11:30am.  If you need help with graphics, assign it to another member of your team who is already done with their segment requirements.

Thursday 12 noon All members of the team: check your email for a message from the Executive Producer.  If any changes are needed to a recording or graphic, plan to submit the changed item no later than 4pm.

Friday after school and Saturday morning All members of the team: check your email for a message from the Executive Producer that includes a link to the edited show.  Immediately watch the show and send an email confirming you have watched it. Include in your email clear descriptions of anything that needs to be corrected.

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Staff Duties

 

Producer

The Producer is in charge of the show team and is responsible for making sure all members complete their tasks correctly and on time. To set up for your team, create a folder within your own Google Drive Logan Live folder. Name the folder Team # substituting the number of your team for #.  Share the folder with all members of your team, making sure they have editing rights.  To keep everything organized for a particular show, create a folder within your team folder with the date of the week’s show as the name.  Use this format to name the folder YYMMDD substituting the episode premiere date using a two digit year for YY, a two-digit month for MM and a two-digit day for DD.  For example, the folder name would be 200928 for a show that debuts on September 28, 2020.

Refer to the Producing Team Schedule above for what to accomplish the week you are preparing your team’s show.

For the U.S. History Calendar segment, create a Google Doc with the name YYMMDD-history using the standard date substitution. For example, for a show that debuts on September 28, 2020 the script name would be 200928-history.

The script should includes descriptions of five dates in U.S. History, each of which correspond to the weekdays in your upcoming show.  For example, a 9/28/2020 show includes 9/28, 9/29, 9/30, 10/1 and 10/2.

If possible, find events that are not widely known but are still significant.  Here are some resources to try:
| Library of Congress Today in History | C-SPAN On This Day in History | The People History |

Write the description of each event so that it takes around 10 seconds to reach it out loud.  Follow the History Calendar Graphics Guidelines to create the images.

If there are any problems while preparing the show that you and the rest of your team cannot resolve, contact the teacher for help.

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Anchors

Make a copy of the Logan Live Special Edition Show Format Google Doc and save it in your Logan Live folder.  Rename the copy YYMMDD-anchors substituting the episode premiere date using a two digit year for YY, a two-digit month for MM and a two-digit day for DD.  For example, for a show that debuts on September 28, 2020 the name would be 200928-anchors.

Refer to the Producing Team Schedule above for what to accomplish the week you are preparing your team’s show.

Remember, you may prepare much of the script starting on Monday, and completing everything except the announcements at the beginning of class on Tuesday.  This will allow you to record many of your parts Tuesday during class.

To add announcements to the script, check the Logan Live Submissions folder.  Copy each announcement and paste it in your script following the HISTORY SEGMENT making sure to leave a blank line after each one.  These blank lines will make it easier to edit your script. After all of the announcements are pasted into your script arrange them in the order they will take place. The show will debut on Monday morning, so anything that takes place before then should be left out of the show.  It may take several passes to make sure everything is in order.

Many announcements will appear in multiple episodes of the show.  Review the current week’s show to see which order announcements appeared.  If an announcement will be repeated in your script, change the order from how they appeared in the current show.

If your show will be the first time an announcement will be included on Logan Live!, place it at the top of the order.

When class starts on Thursday check for any last-minute announcement submissions and update your script.  Once you submit the announcements portion of your script, the order may be changed by the Producer or Executive Producer.

Once the order of announcements is set, alternate which anchor will be saying which announcement.  Add the anchor’s name in [brackets] in front of the announcement in the script.

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Entertainment

Refer to the Producing Team Schedule above for what to accomplish the week you are preparing your team’s show.

Create a new Google Doc and save it in your Logan Live folder.  Name the Google Doc YYMMDD-entertainment substituting the episode premiere date using a two digit year for YY, a two-digit month for MM and a two-digit day for DD.  For example, for a show that debuts on September 28, 2020 the name would be 200928-entertainment.

Start your script by introducing yourself and the segment.  If you and a partner will be presenting, you should each be introduced. (For example:  Hi, this is Jim Shoes.  And I’m Terry Cloth.  Here is a look at this week’s entertainment.)

The body of your script should have from two to four items. You want to share information about movies, TV shows, music or video games that will debut the week of your team’s show. If something will take place more than a week from your broadcast, only include it if you can relate it to the week of your show. (For example: Tickets go on sale Wednesday.). Make sure you do not copy and paste what someone else has written about an event.  Use your own words to describe what you are sharing.

End your script by sending the show back to the anchors.  (That’s it for this week’s look at entertainment.  Back to you.)

Since many entertainment events are scheduled far in advance, your Entertainment script may be prepared in advance of the week your team prepares their show.

Make sure a person’s appears in [brackets] just before the part of the script they will be reading. Whenever someone else will start reading a part of the script, their name should appear.  For example:
[JIM] Hi, this is Jim Shoes.
[TERRY] And I’m Terry Cloth.  Here is a look at this week’s entertainment.
[JIM] A documentary that examines the issue of voter suppression in the United States premieres Friday on Amazon Prime Video.

If only one person will be presenting the script, their name only needs to appear at the start of the script.

Once you have completed your script, read it out loud.  After reading it out loud, make any changes needed to make sure it is easy to understand. When your script is complete and all corrections have been made, share it with your Producer.

While you are waiting for script approval follow the Full Screen Graphics Guidelines to create the images for your segment.  Each of your images needs to be 1920 x 1080 so they may be placed on the virtual set monitor.

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Weather

Refer to the Producing Team Schedule above for what to accomplish the week you are preparing your team’s show.

Note that on Monday and Tuesday you will be assisting the Producer to create the History Calendar segment.

On Thursday as soon as the Staff Meeting ends, follow the Weather Graphics Guidelines to create the forecast graphic.  Once the graphic is done and you have submitted it to the Producer, decide if you will ad-lib your weather forecast, or you will read from a script that you have written.

When you record your segment, imagine the day is Monday and you are standing with the forecast graphic to your left.  (It will appear on the right in the video.). Start by introducing yourself and the segment. (Hi, this is Jim Shoes with a look at this week’s weather.)  Next, describe the conditions for the week. (For example: Today and tomorrow will be out sunny, but clouds and wind show up mid-week.  There will be a slight chance of rain on Friday.)  Follow the conditions with the temperature ranges. (Highs will be in the low 70s and high 60s. Lows will be from the high 50s to the low 60s.). End by sending the show back to the anchors.  (That’s it for a look at this week’s weather.  Back to you.)

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Words of Wisdom

Refer to the Producing Team Schedule above for what to accomplish the week you are preparing your team’s show.

Start by finding an inspirational quote from someone who is well-known. Once you have a quote you want to use, create a new Google Doc and save it in your Logan Live folder.  Name the Google Doc YYMMDD-words substituting the episode premiere date using a two digit year for YY, a two-digit month for MM and a two-digit day for DD.  For example, for a show that debuts on September 28, 2020 the name would be 200928-words.

When you write the script start by introducing the segment and yourself. (Hi, I’m Jim Shoes with this week’s Words of Wisdom.) Next, give a very brief description of who the person is, then say the quote. Conclude with a brief description of what the quote means to you and why you think it is worthwhile for the viewers to think about it. End by sending the show back to the anchors.  (That’s it for this week’s Words of Wisdom.  Back to you.)

Once you have completed your script, read it out loud.  After reading it out loud, make any changes needed to make sure it is easy to understand. When your script is complete and all corrections have been made, share it with your Producer.

Remember, your Words of Wisdom script may be prepared far in advance of the week your team prepares their show. While you wait for your script to be approved, follow the Words of Wisdom Graphics Guidelines to create the image for your segment.

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