A Look Inside: French Studio



The return of our A Look Inside segment is here and this time around Dr. Ryan Stouffer sat down with us to explore everything that Longwood University’s new French building has to offer. The new $1.4 million building is home to the Communication Studies department’s state of the art television studio and editing lab.

The French television studio boasts the most up-to-date and advanced recording and editing software in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The television studio houses three 1080i HD Hitachi cameras, a 32′ foot green screen, custom news desk featuring the Longwood Rotunda logo, and a Ross Carbonite production switcher. The building also has an editing lab with 20 Mac Pro computers as well as seven editing suites all of which are loaded with the best in video and audio editing software.

“The ability for our students to get hands on with this kind of technology and to produce stuff and have stuff for their demo reel is unparalleled.”
                                                                                      – Dr Ryan Stouffer

Everyone within the Longwood Communication Studies program is excited about the building and Dr. Stouffer highlights just how important the aspect of hands on learning is to students. “If students want to get in to the production field, there’s really only one way to get a job and be successful and that’s to do,” said Dr. Stouffer, and Longwood’s new studio is structured to do just that.

The French building was opened for student use in Fall 2015 and is a big indicator of the progress that Longwood’s Communication Studies department has made since its creation 12 years ago. To stay up-to-date with everything happening in Longwood’s Communication Studies department click here to visit our website, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.



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