Studio Pics

Montgomery Municipal Cable - Channel 16

Host: Sylvia Henderson



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Studio Pictures

     Our studio is state-of-the-art digital technology! In order to appreciate the pictures you see here, I’ve archived photos of the set as it was prior to April 2009. April 2009 is when the studio transformation to digital was complete.
(See the set prior to April 2009 HERE.)

     The following photos are of the on-camera set and the equipment “behind the cameras” (including the cameras). They were taken with my consumer-quality instant camera so consider the source for quality!

Kensington Armory - Viewed from intersection of Armory Ave. & Mitchell St. The studio entrance is from the lower “street” level.

Kensington Armory - The detail is beautiful! This is the Maryland flag “logo” and other detail imprinted in concrete. I love the fort-like top and look of the building. You can tell there is history here, yet the inside is “modern office space”. An auditorium is on the first floor. The Kensington police station is housed here, as well as Kensington governing bodies. The community uses the space for a variety of activities.

Kensington Armory - The studio entrance is through this lower-level (street level) plaza and archway. The steps are from/to the parking lot.

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“Think About It!” studio set. Welcome to our studio! All MMC-TV programs are produced here. For “Think About It!”, guests sit in the leather chair on the right (in this photo). The host (Sylvia Henderson) sits in the chair on the left. Believe it or not, the carpet is actually blue. I have no idea what happened when my instant camera captured the scene! The “white” backdrop is actually a “glass” drape that helps create the green-screen background (in conjunction with the cameras). When we tape programs, this is what we see as the physical studio set. When we look at the monitors we see the digital background that is added to the finished product for broadcasting. Each program produced in this studio can have a different background, logo, set “feel”, text, etc. Just like the “big guys” television sets!

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Close-up of the “Think About It!” physical studio set (as opposed to the virtual set in the finished production).

The main equipment that makes everything happen! The green LEDs on the camera work in conjunction with the glass drapery on the set to create the green-screen backgrounds. That’s all I can explain; the rest is created through the “magic” of the great technical staff - the studio producers and editors. The monitor to the right of and below the camera) displays the digital background and shows the guests and hosts what the production will look like in the finished product.

There are three cameras total. #1 (left-most camera) is the host closeup; #2 (on the right in this photo) is actually the center camera that captures the full view of both host and guest; #3 (next photo) is the right-most camera (when sitting on the set) and is the guest closeup. All the other stuff is technology in booths that I can’t begin to describe.

This is the guest close-up camera and monitor. The chairs along the side behind the camera are for an invited “studio guest” if a guest and host agree to invite someone to observe the taping. Behind the glass is where most of the technical magic happens.


Studio Pictures (Prior to April 2009)

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On-camera view of host and guest seating. When there are two guests, another chair is placed to the right of the chair facing you in this picture. This is the backdrop and seating for most MMC-TV programming.


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This is the stuff you don’t see on camera. It is the actual staging area for most MMC-TV programs. It is a three-camera shoot. There is a camera on the left (barely in view here) that captures close-up shots of guests. There is a camera on the far right (not seen here) that captures close-up shots of the host. The third camera is aimed at approximately the same angle as this photo to capture the interaction between both host and guest.



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