The Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida in Orlando has been enjoying the spotlight this past year. Our broadcast journalism and production program is investing in many different varieties of Videssence lights. We have made an effort to both save on energy and provide our students with the best tools available so that their experience gives them a competitive edge in the industry. We have outfitted our studio and newsroom with all the latest technology, and we have increased the number of student-controlled productions coming out of our studio.
We can be found online by searching for “UCF Knightly News.” Don’t let the “news” in our title fool you, though—the production students have been hitting back with several of their own shows: Toknights the Night and Hitting the Field, to name just a few.
We have more than 45 Videssence fixtures, with 39 purchased in the last year. These 39 fixtures are of the LED VIDFILL Soft Light and LED VIDNEL Fresnel style. We have obtained better control of our studio light with the VIDNEL and VIDFILL style fixtures. We can see the return on investment with less time wasted replacing bulbs that burn out in traditional lights versus having a complete set whose lamps are all LEDs, which don’t need to be replaced. Our next acquisition will be a series of smaller-footprint LITTLE VID Videssence lights. At UCF, our future looks bright.
James McCully is facility manager at the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida.