Part of what makes the New York Film Academy’s Broadcast Journalism program special is the access students have to New York City-based productions. Recently our students got a behind-the-scenes look at how the hit talk show Rachael is produced. The two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning show, hosted by Rachael Ray, tapes at the Chelsea Television Studios in Manhattan.
Our Broadcast Journalism students were there for the production of the 1500th episode in the Rachael series! They had a chance to watch the production of a “live” program from the vantage point of the control room, as well as spend time “on the set.”
After watching a live taping, our students came away with was an appreciation of the complexity of the production process, along with the essential role of collaboration. Media production is a “team sport.” (Sorry, can’t tell you what happened… we’re sworn to secrecy.)