VTAB Rules

lVTAB Intro:

A requirement of receiving credit for this class is performing a minimum of four hours of community service (known as VTAB) for BATV. This service will be performed outside of the class. You will schedule this time with BATV Staff at BATV. Failure to complete your four hours will result in an incomplete for your final grade. You will be required to complete your VTAB before your grade will be changed to the letter grad you earned in the course. If you do not complete this work within two weeks of the end of the semester, you will receive an F for the course. If you miss the event that you have agreed to tape and you do not notify anybody at BATV 48 hours in advance during business hours before your event is to begin, you will be required to do up to 8 hours of VTAB to meet class requirements. If you do the assigned taping, but the production value does not meet BATV standards for cablecast, you will not get credit for your time.  Exceptions will be made only for family emergencies that would have to be verified by a parent.  For clarity, a few examples that would not be considered a family emergency include a doctor’s appointment or a family vacation. 

Dress Code: Casual or business casual. Polos, appropriate T-shirts (no references of drugs, gangs, nudity, etc.), no jeans with holes, no short shorts, no flip flops.

Hour Requirement: 2 hours per term for a total of 4 hours per semester.

Cancelation Policy: If you cannot attend an event you signed up for, you must notify BATV staff during business hours at least 24 hours before your event. You must also find someone else to cover for you. If you don’t notify us ahead of time, your hour requirement will double to 8 hours per semester.

Business Hours: 9am-4pm Monday through Friday. Our office number is 630-937-5413.

Cablecast Standards: Tripod should be level, audio clear with no static, picture in focus and not shaking. This is at the discretion of BATV staff. If you do not meet standards your hours may not count.

Locations :

Park District: 327 W Wilson St, Batavia, IL 60510

Library: 10 S Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL 60510

Township: 131 Flinn Drive Suite B, Batavia, IL 60510

Equipment List:

camera Canon HF, 2 SD Cards, power cables, headphones, handle, 2 batteries, possibly wireless audio, and a tripod

Signing Up: You can look at available events at To sign up for an event, email with the date and time slots you prefer. Come to BATV the day of your shoot to pick up equipment at 2:30pm. If you are not able to pick up equipment after school then you need to make arrangements with BATV Staff. Sign the checkout form for the equipment you use.

Please download and sign the: BATV Studio Use and Program Submission Policy

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