BWTV is an organization run by BW’s Communications Department that enables students studying media production or other related fields to hone and develop skills important to television and video production.
The pandemic has been a difficult climb for universities and schools across the country and BWTV has not been spared from the many challenges.
Professor Duane Battle, who leads the organization, explained that BWTV students “didn’t get to do a lot of productions this semester. The mask mandate complicated matters.
He said it was difficult to keep up with BW’s reunion restrictions, especially in early 2022 when students returned from winter break. Since virtual meetings have become commonplace at BW and many other universities, this presents a challenge for BWTV.
Battle said he was somewhat tired but optimistic about the organization’s future in the current environment.
“Once things come to an end, hopefully there will be an explosion of creativity and that will give us a chance to revamp and redo things in the future,” Battle said.
He also talked about an unnamed film festival taking place around the last week of the spring semester. Zack Ottenweller is the student organizer for this event. (Disclosure: Ottenweller is also a senior executive at The Exponent.)
BW students who are interested in BWTV can contact Battle or Ottenweller for more information on how to get involved.