Production Services

Contract Productions

MontanaPBS has a long history of providing video production services for Montana State University, the University of Montana, state agencies, private non-profit groups and other organizations.

Production services are based in Bozeman at Montana State University, in the Visual Communications Building, and at the PARTV building/ Broadcast Media Center at the University of Montana, Missoula. Our contract productions team has travelled all over Montana to produce video projects and live events for our clients. 

Our Team

Emma Lynn
Contract Producer
KUSM-TV, MontanaPBS 

Ben Skudlarek
Contract Producer
KUSM-TV, MontanaPBS 

William Marcus
Contact for Production Services

Fred Vollmer 
Steve Spence 
Casey Kanode

Our Services

KUSM-TV, Bozeman, Montana

Live event production

KUSM-TV has many years experience producing live events. Our team can produce everything from single camera recording of an on-campus lecture to scripting, crewing and producing multi-camera award ceremonies. We work with our clients to craft projects that meet their needs.

KUSM-TV has a full production studio, located right on MSU campus in Bozeman.

Studio Facilities:

  • 40’ x 60’ production studio with light grid
  • Up to 6 SD cameras, Hitachi and Ikegami
  • CamMate 25’ Camera Jib
  • Ross Synergy production switcher
  • Deko 200 graphics system
  • Soundcraft Ghost 32 channel audio console
  • Industry standard lighting fixtures and control board
  • 12’ chroma key green screen
  • Panasonic DVCPro tape format, digital format and file transfer
  • QTV teleprompter

Other facilities:

  • HD Field Production – HPX 3100, HPX 255, HDX900 and GoPro and Contour cameras
  • Live web streaming, (see HD and SD packages)
  • Arri Light kits, location audio recording
  • 3 Final Cut 7 and Adobe CC Editing Suites
  • DVD authoring and duplication
  • Supported formats (P2, XDCam, DVC Pro, Beta SP, Beta SX, Mini DV, DV Cam, MII, U-Matic)

HD and SD Live Streaming Production:

  • Director and technical director
  • HD and SD Tricaster switching system
  • 3 Panasonic cameras with operators (HD) 3 Ikegami/Panasonic
  • Presonus Audio board with operator
  • Microphones (wireless and wired)
  • Video and audio recording

Closed Captioning:

  • KUSM-TV can provide full HD and SD closed captioning services, from transcription to tape layoff for broadcast.

Satellite Uplinks:

  • KUSM-TV can provide SD KU Band satellite uplink and downlink services to national and international news agencies from out studio in Bozeman, MT.
  • In addition, we can provide video transmission services from our sister station KUFM-TV, in Missoula, MT.