Lights, camera, action. A new LakerTV show has made its way to a TV near you. Seniors Brady Greenawalt and Joe Chiodo, junior Dan Tarr and sophomore Brianna Carle are shooting their new show “It Came From the Public Domain.”
The show follows “Dan the Director” (Tarr) and “The Cue Card Guy” (Chiodo) on their adventures of hosting a talk show where the guests are characters (played by Greenawalt) out of movies from the public domain.
They are shooting their fourth episode and planning the fifth.
“We look for quality though not quantity,” LakerTV adviser Brian Sheridan said.
So far, Dan the Director has interviewed a vampire, Santa Claus, a mad scientist and a zombie.
The ideas are the collaborative effort of Greenawalt, Tarr and Chiodo. Brianna Carle works the booth, checks the lighting, helps with cameras and checks the sound in the booth.
“Public Domain” means that the copyrights to something have expired, so the public has access to them. Most of the content is from shows and movies from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
Originally segments from the public domain were going to be inter-spliced with interviews with Dan the Director, but as the idea developed, the original content was dropped.
The idea for the show came from Chiodo when he, Greenawalt and Tarr were driving back from the viewing of the student-produced film they made last year.
The show coincides with WLEP Affiliate called Retro-TV, which plays content from the public domain on a regular scheduled basis.
The shows are currently up on YouTube and available for viewing on the show’s Facebook page. Once they go through a final edit to include the theme song and animation the show will be aired on LakerTV as early as next week.
For more information tune into LakerTV from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays with rebroadcasts on Thursdays.
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