Mass Communication at the University of Montevallo
Special Projects Requests
I. A Proposal of the Production. The Proposal must include:
A. 300 word Synopsis or Treatment of the Project. (The 300 word Synopsis or Treatment is separate from
Criterion B-L below)
B. the Goal of the Project
C. the estimated total running time of the Project
D. the expected completion date
E. the names of MC Majors who will be operating the equipment
F. A specific list of the equipment the MC Majors will be reserving and picking up
G. A Crew List (which includes Cast and Crew and all Positions)
H. The Production Date and Time
I. The Location
J. Final Script
K. Shot List.
L. Must be submitted to a Competition. Webpage links to Category and Rules must be provided in the proposal.
II. Permission by Dr. Cofield, Dr. Finklea, and Mr. Pruitt. If Permission is not granted by all
three (Dr. Cofield, Dr. Finklea, and Mr. Pruitt), the Special Project cannot be produced with
Mass Communication facilities or equipment.
III. All Proposals must be complete. Incomplete Proposals will not be viewed or discussed by
Faculty members until a complete proposal has been submitted.
IV. Proposal must be emailed to each Faculty member and Proposal must be printed and given to
each Faculty member (Dr. Cofield, Dr. Finklea, and Mr. Pruitt) for consideration of a Special
V. The final edited project must be made available in a Special Projects folder on the fcserver.
NBS Camera Policies
To have access to the NBS camera, a student must:
Be an active, dues-paying member of the University of Montevallo’s chapter of the National Broadcasting
Society or Alpha Epsilon Rho
o To be considered an “active member,” you must regularly attend NBS meetings and participate
in NBS-related activities. Simply paying NBS dues does not qualify as being active.
Only use the camera for video projects for the UM NBS chapter or MC class projects
o Any use for non-NBS or non-MC class projects will result in permanent loss of checkout privileges for the NBS camera and related gear
o NBS video projects get priority over use for MC class-related projects when making
reservations in UReserve
Submit a written proposal for their video project* to at least one of the three UM NBS co-advisors
(Dr. Cofield, Dr. Finklea, Mr. Pruitt), including a list of all active NBS members and non-members who
plan to participate.
o This proposal should be submitted at least one week before the equipment is needed. Proposals are not required for
MC class projects.
o The majority of the crew for the project must be active NBS members
Demonstrate proficiency operating the XA10 and accessories to one of the NBS co-advisors or MC
Equipment Manager before checking out the gear.
Special Note: Any of the NBS co-advisors may veto any proposed video project for any reason.