Brooklyn College's first TV Studio was built during the Golden Age of Television. TV production classes have been running since 1958, continuing to adapt and transform with the many technological developments made in the broadcast industry over the years. Our current Studio B has been in operation since 1964 and, now in our fifth decade, we are proud to continue the tradition of producing high-quality programs created by our many talented students, faculty, staff, and alumni. In conjunction with the Department of Television and Radio, the TV Center provides field production equipment loans, full TV Studio facilities, and a postproduction lab, among other services.
Studio B remains the heart of the TV Center. At 2,200 square feet with a 14-foot lighting grid, the studio is large enough to encompass many modern features, such as an ETC lighting control and dimming system for more than 100 lighting instruments, full black travelers, two projection cycs, and a green screen for special effects. Productions either stream live or record to our EVO server, BlackMagic Hyperdecks on SSDs, Sony Optical discs, or AJA KiPro Drives. Jibs, dollies, camera stabilizers, and sliders can all be employed to enhance production.
The TV Center is located in the basement of Whitehead Hall and includes Operations (room 018), Distribution (001), Studio B & MCR (007), and the Postproduction Lab (005).