About UNCW Media Production at UNCW
With the creation of educational and promotional videos, the mission of media production (MP) is to inform audiences and highlight the intellectual diversity of the university. Derived from the academic, athletic and administrative departments of UNCW, programming is delivered through the Web and terrestrial television. Media production also serves the university by broadcasting events such as commencement, local candidates’ forums and community-based television.
The media production team strives to produce the finest quality television and media productions possible, highlighting the work we do with students, faculty, staff and community.
STUDENTS: University students can intern, participate in a work-study program or work as part-time paid students within the department. As a part of television studio and field crews, they will receive hands-on learning as a member of the television studio crew, producing a feature, creating content for the campus channel or scheduling broadcast programming 77.1 and 77.2, the CHWK Network.
FACULTY: A majority of the services offered by media production aims to benefit the faculty and staff of the university. This department may shoot and produce faculty lectures to enhance the learning environment or transpose tapes to digital quality for professor archives.
COMMUNITY: Media production programs much of The Learning Network, which is a consortium between New Hanover County Schools, UNCW and Cape Fear Community College. It is designed to meet the informational and cultural needs of the viewers of SENC. It broadcasts on Time Warner Cable/Charter Cable and is distributed into thousands of homes in the SENC region. Media production also produces quality, educational documentaries that screen on networks including PBS. They co-produce the program The World at Large, which airs statewide. Their most popular documentary, The Marines of Montford Point, is currently being broadcast on PBS stations from coast to coast.
TLN - The Learning Network
The Learning Network of the Cape Fear (TLN) station broadcast on channel 5 in New Hanover County with the exception of Carolina Beach where it is broadcast on channel 12. TLN is a dynamic educational partnership between New Hanover County Schools, Cape Fear Community College and UNC Wilmington to develop and produce programming that meets the educational, informational and cultural needs of the citizens of Southeastern North Carolina.
The CHWK - "The Seahawk Network"
The CHWK is a closed-circuit cable channel on the UNCW cable network broadcasting to the rooms of 4,000 residential students and to displays in public areas. It is shown on Channels 77.1 and 77.2 in digital HD. UNCW staff manage the channel which utilizes student employees and interns for daily operation. It broadcasts a student-produced news program called TealTV, student video productions, motion pictures, educational programming and university events. Additionally, the channel serves as an outlet for campus emergency information and weather reports. Any students, faculty and staff wishing to post video, audio, graphics, messages, artwork, music and announcements are welcome to do so.
Media Production is committed to innovation. We believe that media should be touchable, interactive and available to anyone, anywhere. For the last 10 years we have aggressively pursued cutting edge media delivery systems that allow our viewers to see and hear our message from their television, projector, desktop, laptop, cell phone, or table. When we started producing content for the web and social media, we frequently had viewership in the single digits. We now average over a 1000 visitors per live event.