In Production


January 5, 2015

The one-hour documentary for Penn College's centennial anniversary is complete! "Working Class: 100 Years of Hands-On Education" premieres this month on WVIA-TV!


June 30, 2014

Work continues on a one-hour documentary celebrating Penn College's centennial anniversary. We are in the middle of the scripting/editing phase. The documentary will premiere at Penn College in December and on WVIA-TV in January!


Nov. 26, 2013

With eight episodes of the "degrees that work" series completed, the next several months will be consumed with producing a one-hour documentary celebrating Penn College's centennial anniversary.


Sept. 27, 2013

Yes! The episode on "Management Careers" is officially complete. It will premiere in northeastern and north-central Pennsylvania on WVIA-TV on Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.


Aug. 29, 2013

We are nearly done finalizing the management show. A premiere date will be established soon!


July 1, 2013

The rough cut for the management show is complete! Time to start finalizing the episode.


May 1, 2013

Script for the management show has been approved. Now we get to start editing. Let the fun begin!


April 15, 2013

Crafting the script for the management show has begun. Some interesting personal stories to highlight!.


January 22, 2013

Just one more interview to do for our upcoming management episode. Once that conversation is completed, the show will start to take shape. It will be a fun episode.


December 5, 2012

Spent the day taping with a Ford executive at an auto dealership in Reading, Pa. for our management show. We have taped nearly all the footage necessary for this episode. We are excited to put it all together!


November 5, 2012

It appears the management episode will include interesting stories about individuals working in the hospitality industry, the automotive sector and the non-profit arena. It's going to be a fascinating show!


October 4, 2012

Work has begun on the next episode that will focus on management careers. The show will feature some fascinating individuals who have taken unique paths to success in management.


September 30, 2012

The natural gas episode is officially complete and will premiere Nov. 5 at 7p.m. on WVIA!


August 13, 2012

Final revisions to the natural gas show are being made. The show will premiere in early November on WVIA. It will be available online before then!


July 23, 2012

First cut of natural gas career show is complete. The program is looking good!


June 25, 2012

Editing has begun on a preliminary draft of our episode focusing on natural gas careers!


May 30, 2012

We were educated on the important role welding plays in the natural gas industry by spending the afternoon taping and interviewing Wes Smith, a 2009 Penn College welding and fabrication engineering technology graduate. Wes works as a welding engineer for Appellation Pre-Fab in Montoursville, Pa. The company specializes in gas pipeline fabrication, installation and repair.


April 4, 2012

Fortunate to have a beautiful morning to go north of Williamsport to experience what life is like in the field for Doug Martin, a 2008 Penn College electronics engineering technology graduate. Doug now serves as an automation technician for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in Williamsport, Pa.


March 30, 2012

Spent considerable time taping and interviewing two Penn College alumni working in the natural gas industry: Brandon Howe, a 2001 information technology graduate, and Jared Rall, a 2004 civil engineering technology grad. Both are employed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in Williamsport, Pa.


February 24, 2012

Production has begun on the next episode of degrees that This edition will focus on rewarding careers in the burgeoning natural gas industry. Interviews have already been conducted with Thomas Murphy, co-director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, and Dr. Eric Albert, assistant professor of machine tool technologies/automated manufacturing at Penn College.


January 30, 2012

The second green episode is finalized and will soon premiere online. Its television premiere will coincide with Earth Day programming on WVIA-TV in April.


December 1, 2010

The (hopefully) final rough cut of the first green episode is completed. Unfortunately, we will still need to cut 15 seconds from the show. This version is being shared with other individuals to gain their input before finalizing the episode for airing and distribution. One aspect we think everyone will agree on: the farm visuals are beautiful!


Nov. 8-9, 2010

The degrees that series was represented at the 19th Annual Conference on Integrated Learning: The School to Career Connection at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa. Many middle and high school teachers were exposed to the series at a vendor booth and a 60-minute presentation.  The series generated a positive response from the teachers!

Nov. 17, 2010

Selected the high quality music cuts to be utilized in the final production of the first green episode. The impact music can have on a scene is amazing. It’s always a fun experience to watch a scene with no music and then add different types of tunes to change the mood.


October 29, 2010

Second rough cut of the program is done. This one is much closer to 28 minutes. Need to share this version with several individuals to obtain their feedback before fine-tuning edits, graphics, music, etc. Still a lot of work to do!

October 15, 2010

Rough cut of the episode is completed. It’s more than 40 minutes long. The problem is the episode has to be 28 minutes! Lots of good information. We will  have to make some difficult choices to fit the episode within our time requirements.

October 1, 2010

Editing is fully under way. We are starting to see everything through a “green” lens!


September 15, 2010

Final interview for the episode conducted with Chef Mike Ditchfield. Interview focused on sustainability issues being incorporated into culinary arts education. Once again, had great weather so we were able to do the interview outside on main campus. The only downside? Chef Mike didn’t have time to bring any food!

September 10, 2010

Interview done with Dean Mary Sullivan at the School of Natural Resources Management in Allenwood, PA. Focused on how traditional green majors are becoming greener. Lucked out with perfect weather. Had a picturesque setting in the Conifer Garden!


August 31, 2010

Script addition begins and two new interviews are scheduled at Penn College with Chef Mike Ditchfield from the School of Hospitality and Dean Mary Sullivan from the School of Natural Resources Management.

August 19, 2010

Preliminary script completed as well as the majority of shooting for the episode.

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