Last updated on Oct 5, 2016
By Katherine Tavarez
Thinking of joining a club on campus? PTV just might be the place for you. On Sept. 22, PTV, the campus television station, held its first meeting of the semester.
PTV allows students to create a show, independently or in a group. For those who are camera-shy, production positions are available as well. The purpose of the club is to create television shows that will be transmitted exclusively to the campus community.
Those participating in the club will make anything from short skits, mini series, one-off videos, and anything that is fun to watch. The station is on channel 3-2 on the campus TV network.
While the channel can only be streamed on campus, PTV videos can be viewed on their YouTube channel, LIUPostTV.
The club meets four times a semester, on Thursdays during common hour in room 214. Students who have an idea for a show and want to see it broadcast are invited to stop by the television studio on the second floor of Humanities Hall. Due to the amount of students that graduated last spring, membership is low. PTV usually has anywhere between 12-20 active members, according to the co-presidents of PTV, Eric Goodmark and Kaitlin Veygel.
“Being able to have the real-world feel of how a television station works would be the start of your career,” Goodmark said.
There are three basic rooms of operation in the campus television station, the studio room, control room and audio room. There is also an editing lab that offers 16 computers with editing software. Katherine Dalton, coordinator of PTV and adviser for the television club, has years of experience in the industry, from Interning at NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” in her undergrad years to working in corporate video production post- graduation.
Dalton said that if broadcasting students don’t get involved now, they most likely won’t be able to excel in the field.
Being involved in PTV helps build confidence and prepares you for internships within your field, according to Dalton. “If you’re not putting time and effort while you’re in college then how does anyone expect you to put time and effort once you graduate?” Dalton said. Goodmark agrees, and added, “Try to make something you would want to put your name on.”