UWF Communications Department gets new editing room

By Chris Cody
Staff writer

This semester, The University of West Florida’s Communications Department opened up its brand new editing room that is going to make life much easier for students who are trying to learn new editing skills.

The new editing room is located in Building 36, room 161. Mark Lambert, who will be the instructor for these new editing classes said, “Before this new editing room students were cut up into several small rooms which made very difficult to teach each student.”

Now with more room for a teacher to teach, students will be given more of an opportunity to learn from their instructor.

The cost of demolition and construction was $163,000 and the AV equipment was $16,000. (Photo by Chris Cody)

Students will be able to learn how to edit professional type programs such as news shows, sitcoms and dramas. Students can then take the videos that they edit and show it to future employers as examples of their work and what they can expect. Being able to show that you have experience in the field of editing will make it a lot easier to land job opportunities once student get out in the working field.

One of the important aspects to this new editing room is the cost of it. According to Kurt Wise, who serves as the chairman of the Department of Communication, the cost of demolition and construction was $163,000 and the AV equipment was $16,000. The hope from UWF is that the cost will be outweighed by students getting a better learning opportunity from the new room.

The new editing room is located in Building 36, room 161. (Photo by Chris Cody)

Editing is a very important skill in today’s media. From big blockbuster movies to internet shows on YouTube, being able to edit can give someone a great future in the media industry. This is why UWF has invested a good amount of money in a new editing room, so it will give their students the best chance to succeed.

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