Television Studio Production class produces live 30-minute show

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2016) – Students in Daytona State College's Television Studio Production course have developed a live interactive program featuring local millennials Students launch Millennial Show on WDSC TV-15passionately pursuing their aspirations and showcasing their talents.

The first show in the series airs on WDSC TV-15, Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m., repeating Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. The series continues weekly on Thursday nights throughout the semester.

"The concept is to feature millennials who have achieved success in some way," explains Associate Professor Anita Bevins. In addition to appearing on a show, live, each guest will be highlighted in segments throughout the production, practicing their craft, business and talent.

The topic for the inaugural show is The Spoken Word, featuring guests Alethia Dupree, Allen Minor and Shayna "Simba" Castano.

  • Dupree is a member of the 2016 Mainstreet Art & Culture Slam of DeLand; one of only four certified slams in Florida, and less than 100 worldwide, which will represent the region in national and international events.
  • Minor is a novelist, an Army veteran, a competition-winning spoken-word poet and member of the performance poetry group called The Combat Hippies. He has just published a book, The Borderline Between Life and Poetry: A Complete Book of Poetry.
  • Castano, also known as Simba, lives in Orlando. She is a young spoken-word artist who works with the homeless teaching them how to write poetry.

Eight students in their third semester are producing the live show, taking responsibility for securing talent and staffing key positions on the production crew. Five students in the first-semester class will run cameras and assist in other duties.

The Television Studio Production program is a college-credit certificate featuring hands-on TV production. Students learn video production skills in the college's public television station, WDSC TV-15, during a succession of three courses. Each of these courses includes a lab component, bringing the college credit hours to four for each course. The certificate courses also satisfy 12 of the 18-hour occupational/technical track required for DSC's Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management program. Students pursing an associate of arts degree also can earn this certificate and fulfill 12 credit hours of general education elective credits.

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