TAPS Video Studio Ready for Action

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Since 2012, TAPS Public Transit has produced videos for public information and employee training. Now, with the completion of a new video studio and technical equipment provided by a state grant, the quantity and quality of production is expected to increase.

Earlier this year, TAPS moved into a temporary facility while a new multi-modal transportation center is being built in Sherman. TAPS expects to be in the temporary building for at least two years, so it was decided to construct a video studio and begin producing more in-house work.

Dan Acree, Public Information Manager, said video is a major communication tool for the transportation agency. “Everything is easier to communicate with video. Our investment in the equipment and facility allows us to deliver a message that is easily distributed, and more clearly understood.”

The 600 square foot studio is equipped with three video cameras, studio lighting, audio equipment and a complete editing suite. The department also maintains a ENG (electronic news gathering) package for location shoots.

Tyler McKinney, who was hired in 2013 as a Media Specialist, will produce and edit all video packages. Dan Acree said McKinney’s experience in live performance, audio and video recording will be an asset to the department’s mission.

Tyler McKinney is a Media Specialist in the Office of Public Information at TAPS, responsible for video production.
Tyler McKinney is a Media Specialist in the Office of Public Information at TAPS, responsible for video production.