Information Session | February 10 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Haas Pavilion, Club Room & in the Pac-12 TV Truck Behind Haas
Pac-12 Networks, Pac-12 Networks
For the 4th consecutive year, the Pac-12 Networks are offering our exclusive Pac-12 Networks Television Production Student Training Program. This free event - which is open to UC Berkeley students - will take place at Cal on Friday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Club Room at Haas Pavilion (the basketball arena) and also behind Haas in the Pac-12 TV truck scheduled to broadcast the women's basketball game between Cal and Utah at 6 p.m. on Friday.
The Pac-12 will also provide lunch to students attending the session.
Our mission and objective is to inspire and expose our Pac-12 University students to the world of live sports television production with an emphasis on safety, remote production techniques, mobile unit technologies, hands-on operating and educational experience. With our training team and production crews on site closely supervising trainees, the program is designed to help prepare our students to potentially work for the Pac-12 Networks and for a future job in the broadcast business (trainees are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of the training).
The training is unpaid, however, with roughly 1,800 paid student positions last season, students and former trainees have played a valuable role in our productions. They have been hired for roles such as Red Hats/Time Out Coordinators, Runners, Stage Managers, Spotters, Statisticians, Utilities and Camera Operators, all while gaining valuable experience working with other professionals in sports broadcasting.
While we prepare and train students to work in these positions, many become more valuable as crew members and ultimately become repeat hires, which benefits both the students and the Network. Each session is pre-scheduled in advance and will take place at each of our Pac-12 University campuses throughout the academic year.
Registration opens February 8. Register online by February 10.