more easily be geared to present a single idea or
TELEVISION NEWSFILM.Navy or
Marine Corps newsfilm of purely local interest
can be prepared and released directly to local
television outlets by the command public affairs
office. Whenever religious programs or events
occurring within the command are of interest to
local news media, the command public affairs
office (PAO) should be notified as far in ad-
vance as possible. Release of quality material
regarding command activities is an important
function of the command PAO. Television is the
major outlet for Navy and Marine Corps news-
film. Local television stations may prefer to
cover command activities in order to provide
their own coverage; otherwise, film may be pro-
vided by the command PAO. When Navy or
Marine Corps film is used, the TV station should
be provided with a complete and detailed fact
sheet. Normally, television stations prefer to edit
the film and write the copy themselves.
Television stations use 16mm black and
white and color film. Normally, film exposed in
the afternoon will appear on the evening news
An audiovisual activity job order, OPNAV
3160/16, should be used to request audiovisual
Audio and Visual Tapes
Audio and visual tapes are media which can
be effectively used in the Command Religious
AUDIOTAPE.Audiotapes or soundtracks
are utilized to some extent with most audiovisual
materials which are prepared within the Navy.
Language and music are often recorded on
audiotape or soundtracks to explain and
enhance visual images which are presented. The
command chaplain may desire that special ac-
tivities or events within the Command Religious
Program be recorded using audiotape alone or
in conjunction with other audiovisual (AV)
VIDEOTAPE.Videotapes or video disks
are increasingly being used in the area of
religious education. Chaplains may utilize this
To tape a chaplains religious education
presentation when this is desired.
To provide religious services and pro-
grams to patients in the hospital.
To tape inservice training material for the
religious education staff.
To tape model wedding rehearsalsto
enable couples to select the type of ceremony
that they desire.
To provide worship instruction for altar
servers. The action may be stopped to emphasize
the various movements.
To tape programs for religious holy days
and other special times of the year.
Religious films which were formerly
available only in 16mm have recently been
released in video cassette. Video cassettes are
relatively inexpensive because they can be erased
and re-recorded numerous times. These are but a
few of the many ways in which videotape maybe
adapted for use within the Command Religious
NOTE: (See also SITE-CCTV
Multimedia is a presentation technique
which employs a combination of audiovisual
formats. A combination of prerecorded audio-
tape, usually a cassette, and appropriate 35mm
slides can be used to make a multimedia presen-
tation. The tape track or channel is recorded
with the narration and the change signal is
recorded on the remaining channel. After the
tape and slides are coordinated, the audience
hears the narration while the recorded syn-
chronizer sends signals to the projector, chang-
ing the slides at the appropriate place in the
narration. Training specialists have found that
seeing pictures and hearing a presentation at
the same time enhances the learning process.
This is why motion pictures are so popular.