VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES

Frequency TV provides opportunities for Columbia College Chicago students to get on set and learn about video production through hands-on experiences. The skills you will gain from volunteering with Frequency TV will prepare you for a future in TV and film by giving you the fundamentals practice of television and online video productions. Frequency TV is lucky enough to have the resources to create professional content, so why not be a part of it?

From multi-camera studio production work, to single camera event coverage, Frequency TV is the place to get hands on experience. Volunteer opportunities range from positions such as camera operators, to running the teleprompter in the control room, to being an editor, or even an associate producer.

Volunteer Positions

  • Camera & Sound Operator: Operating studio cameras, C-100s, Panasonic Cameras, and setting up tripods and microphones.

  • Grip & Electric: Planning, adjusting, and applying lighting to scenes on both in-studio and on-location productions.

  • Host or Personality: Being on-camera talent hosting a variety of shows that include lifestyle videos, news coverage, and or being a fun personality for more lighthearted videos.

  • Control Room Positions: Running the Character Generator (CG), Operating the EVS Broadcast Equipment, Running the Teleprompter, or Controlling the Audio Board.

  • Editor: Video Editing, Sound Editing, and Color Correction. Assisting producers and post-production staff by maintaining their vision through the final process of producing a video.

  • Associate Producer: Assisting producers in pre-production; from creating production packets to reaching out to talent and crew.

Skills Learned

  • Technical Development: Don’t have much experience with technical equipment? We have the technical equipment and professional staff to help you learn anything— from coiling cables, to camera tricks, and beyond!

  • Team Working: As a volunteer for Frequency TV you will work with producers, editors, and shooters to execute productions as effectively as possible.

  • Communication Skills: Staying in contact with producers about tardiness and conflicts of schedule is crucial.

  • Production Etiquette: Being on set is crucial to learning the fundamentals of production, but learning how to behave on set is just as important.

  • Taking Direction: Understanding the vision of the producer by listening to their directions and following them as precisely as possible.