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.