'Christmas At Baylor' Taping A Technical Winter Wonderland

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    A crew member rolls special lighting into Armstrong Browning Library for a performance by the Baylor Chamber Singers.
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    Crews unload lights and other television production equipment for a "Christmas at Baylor" segment to be taped in Armstrong Browning Library.
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    Crews assemble monitors, cameras, lighting and decorations in Truett Seminary's Great Hall in preparation for a "Christmas at Baylor' taping.
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    Ronnie Smith (right) assembles the jib for a high-definition camera, while his wife and "spotter," Brenda, looks on.
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    Ronnie Smith of Ronnie E. Smith Enterprises in Kimberling City, Mo., assembles the "camera 5" jib.
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    Truett Seminary's Great Hall is a busy place as crews prepare for a "Christmas at Baylor" taping.
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    James Reid operates the SteadiCam during a "Christmas at Baylor" shoot on Burleson Quadrangle.
    Clifford Cheney IV / Baylor Photography
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    Wide lens of a high-definition camera.
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    Sony HD SteadiCam operated by James Reid during the "Christmas at Baylor" taping on Burleson Quadrangle.
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    SteadiCam
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    Ronnie Smith (left) and a crew member assemble the jib, which will record carolers strolling on Burleson Quadrangle.
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    The high-definition production truck from Action Sports and Entertainment Mobile TV of Portland, Ore., pulls on to the Baylor campus.
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    Crew members aboard ASEM's high-definition production truck set up outside the McCrary Music Building.
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    Set-up for the choir shoot inside Jones Concert Hall began early Thursday morning.
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Dec. 5, 2002

by Lori Scott Fogleman

The Baylor University campus is a high-tech holiday wonder this week as high-definition television crews tape "Christmas at Baylor" at some of the most recognizable locations on campus.

The holiday program featuring orchestras and choirs from the Baylor School of Music will be available to PBS stations throughout the country in December 2003. Tapings have occurred at Jones Concert Hall, the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library, the Paul and Katy Piper Great Hall in George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Burleson Quadrangle.

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