Wilton High School’s TV studio, home of the student-run Morning Warrior talk show, was updated, renovated and expanded over the summer, thanks to a grant from the Wilton Education Foundation (WEF) and with the help of dedicated and hardworking students like senior Quentin Burns.
Quentin, this year’s Morning Warrior senior producer, not only helped pick equipment for the new studio, he said, but also assisted in its construction and made sure the system architecture worked.
One of the biggest changes to the studio was its expansion to accommodate a new control room — the former AV director office.
“When the AV director position was cut, the room became open and we kind of just started to take over and expand it,” said Quentin.
A window was installed into a cinderblock wall separating the control room and filming area, and state-of-the-art technology was brought into the new control room, including six studio cameras, a production switcher, an audio mixer, rack mount displays and a talk-back converter.
Quentin said a talk-back system that would allow students in the control room to directly communicate with theanchors and camera operators is “still on order.”
“At the time of the main equipment purchase, it was still back-ordered; however, it should ship within the next few weeks,” he said. “Once we get it, installation should be easy since we already ran the associated cables.”