Getting involved with OTN doesn’t require anything other than a commitment to learn and have fun. You can be enrolled in ANY school on campus and no prior television experience is necessary.
There are basically three ways to get started:
1- Send an email to the General Manager, Andy Robinson, and he’ll set up a meeting with you to discuss your interests and what you‘re looking to do. Then you’ll come back for a session to learn some of the HD equipment basics so you can volunteer on one of our existing shows as a camera operator, technical director, audio operator or other functions that a specific show might need and you might have a talent for.
2- Got an idea for a reality series? How about a talk show? Do you like sports? Another way to get involved is to propose your own show idea. And this is important; it doesn’t have to be a big and complicated show. If you have an idea to create a short profile on your roommate, a favorite professor, a club you belong to that needs some exposure are all ideas you can pitch to OTN. We take (and love to have!) videos of all shapes, sizes, stories and lengths! Click here and get started.
3- You should also consider working at CitrusTV, the student-run production studio on campus. They produce a nightly newscast, a Spanish newscast, CitrusTV Noticias, a morning show, “Juice & Java,” three sports shows a week similar in style and content to SportstCenter and lots more. Check them out!