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University’s New Communication Space Offers Opportunities for Creation and Collaboration
Located in the University of New Haven’s new Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, the communication space includes a multiplatform newsroom, state-of-the-art technology, and countless opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
September 2, 2020
By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications
Paul Falcone ’83, ’92 MBA is looking forward to teaching in the University’s new video production studios this fall. He believes the space will create new and enhanced opportunities for students to do everything from edit video to produce television newscasts.
Director of studio operations and media production at the University, Falcone says the space will enrich the outstanding work the students are already doing.
“The space will provide a seamless experience for students,” he said. “We will be able to do even more with this additional space.”
The University’s state-of-the-art equipment, including its television control room and studio equipment, will be moved from Maxcy Hall to the new space in the University’s new Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, which opens later this month. The studio will now be nearly twice as large, and the broadcast set will take up a much smaller portion of the space, leaving more space for students to work.
The Bergami Center will also include a new space for journalism students, including a multiplatform newsroom where students can write, edit video, and create graphics. In addition, it will include twice as many video editing workstations as the University’s former video editing facility. There is also designated space for specialized editing and sound mixing and a special effects room where students can explore Foley and create sound effects for films.
"Having this new space creates exciting opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration between the University’s colleges and schools." Tom Garrett ’83
The space also enables students to create podcasts, explore virtual reality, and collaborate with students in the University’s new esports programs.
“Having this new space creates exciting opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration between the University’s colleges and schools,” said Tom Garrett ’83, chair of the University’s Communication, Film, and Media Studies Department. “It is will also enhance our relationship with FOX61.”
This fall, all production courses – including Falcone’s “Production Fundamentals” and “Advanced Film Production” classes – will be taught in the Bergami Center, giving students direct access to the new space and the equipment. Falcone expects the space will foster creativity, and he’s believes current – and prospective – students will be excited to see the opportunities it will offer.