Department of Broadcasting

Web Links

Below, please find a listing of websites that you, as Broadcasting majors/minors here at Western Illinois University, may find useful in your tenure here at Western.

Professional Broadcasting Organizations:

NBS: National Broadcasting Society

INBA: Illinois News Broadcasters Association


Creative Cow

Watch TV and Learn

Invest in You

Creative Shooting Tips

How to properly shoot interviews

Shooting to Edit

Understanding Depth of Field

ENG Lighting

Shooting Shake-free - when a tripod is not an option

Understanding White Balance

Software User Guides:

Final Cut Pro X User Guide

Motion 5 User Guide

Software User Guides (Graphic and Web Design):

Adobe Photoshop CS6

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6

Adobe Illustrator CS6

Useful, Free Software for Mac:

OnyX - useful tool to protect and maintain the hard drive

Copyright Free Video Content:



Internet Archive of Stock Footage

Background Video Loops

Explosion Video Footage

Copyright Free Music:

FreePlay Music - Excellent source for copyright-free music. Most content is free. Some content available for small fee.

Copyright Free Images: