How Fiber Changed Our Production Value

This season we had the opportunity to work with Tactical Fiber Systems to help raise the production value of our broadcasts.

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Sports Machine: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The countdown is on!! We only have 20 days of class left.

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Running Out of Project Ideas?

Projects for my beginning students are different than projects for my advanced classes.

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Learing How To Teach Multimedia Journalism

Doing multimedia journalism and teaching it are two very different things. The past semester marked my first as an adjunct professor. It was probably the best thing I could have done for my own education.

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Baseball, Graduations, and Ninja Turtles

The weather is turning and the students are starting to get more restless - especially the seniors!

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October Video-Fest

The new school season has started, and the summer break seems like a dim and distant memory.

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Reel Teens Into the Classroom With Filmmaking

Students can learn how to work together – and about the world around them – through filmmaking, experts say.

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Graduation Production

Graduations can be very stressful for all involved; graduates, event planners, school administration and the video production crew.

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The Sports Machine: The Greatest Month!

October in my opinion is the greatest month of the year!

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High School Centralizes Video Control Room With NDI and Connect Spark

Weighing only seven ounces, the NewTek Connect Spark is revolutionizing the video production workflow for the Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre (ATC) Broadcast Media Program.

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The Sports Machine:The March to Baseball Season

The constant drumming of balls on the hardwood is over.

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An Unexpected “Thank You”

Back in 1988, when camcorders were new, and very expensive, video production was limited to the professionals.

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5 Tips to Reach a Wider Audience with Your School’s Live Stream

Live streaming in schools has become a staple for engaging students, parents and the community the school resides in.

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Recruiting with Open Houses

Each year between November and March, my blood pressure rises, my time sleeping falls, and my anxiety peaks.

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‘Cam-Stream’ – The Future of Streaming?

There’s no doubt whatsoever that video streaming is an exceptional powerful communication tool that is now widely available to almost everyone, even in schools which haven’t as yet completely embraced video technology as being an essential element in modern education.

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2017 Live Streaming Survey Results

One of the best things about writing for School Video News is that I get to speak with and hear from teachers from around the county.

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3 Reasons For Every School to Start Streaming

Live streaming is an excellent way to deliver school events like sports games, assemblies, lectures and graduation ceremonies to friends, family and even the students themselves.

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IT Crosses All The Boundaries

I’m not sure who first coined the term “IoT” (Internet Of Things), but it sure sums up life today.

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Halloween SFX Fun

A group of Rockdale Career Academy Film Institute students were exposed to the world of special effects makeup just in time for halloween. Eleven students worked with special effects aficionado, Clay Sayre, to create a variety of special effects looks. The students worked with liquid latex and a variety of paints to simulate injuries but the highlight of the day was the creation of a “walker.” Sayre worked to “base out” the mask and several students worked to create the look of the undead. Check out the video below for the recap and student reactions.

How to Format your Announcement Show

Ratings, ratings, ratings! You want to boost your ratings but you’re not sure how?

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The Sports Machine - Into the Grind: Football

In my opinion, September is the hardest month of the school year.

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Keeping the Machine Running

This year has flown by. We are a couple of weeks from Thanksgiving and a couple past that and the semester is over.

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Why High School Film and Television Production Teachers Should Attend NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas during early April each year is one of the preeminent equipment shows for the film, television, and radio industries in the world.

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The Communication Conundrum

Today, we seem to have developed a communication conundrum which is growing to become a serious issue adversely affecting modern society.

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The Morning News and Sports Broadcasting

New articles, new images and Case Studies in the 2017 editions of these two top-read annual guides.

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High School News Team to Cover Mock Election Day Coverage in Real Time

Network Device Interface standard from NewTek allows Penn-Trafford High School student news team to incorporate live, multi-camera streams into TriCaster-based production.

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Live Streaming Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Realities

It’s hard to believe, but dreams are finally coming true for Star Trek fans who imagine themselves visiting a holodeck.

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Live Streaming Survey

Take the survey: Enter to win a 12.9" ipad Mini!

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Film Crew Members in the Audio Video Technology and Film Classroom

If you are trying to do film projects in your classroom, it is important to get everyone involved.

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Training and Gearing Up for Football

Part Two in this multi-part series:  The High School Sports Machine

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How IP Production is Changing Sports and Live Events

As part of our Focus on Sports and Live Production, we’ve gathered a diverse Industry Insights roundtable to talk about the changing landscape of broadcast production.

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What We Do Matters

I may be wrong but I believe our job as video production teachers reaches much farther than those in academic subjects because what we teach is unique and very specific.

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The High School Sports Production Machine

Recently I attended the Sports Video Group’s College Video Summit in Atlanta.

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Adding Announcer Audio to Your Live Stream

Broadcasting sporting events without a narrator can leave a viewer feeling storyless.

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Resolutions

I wrestled a long time with what to write for this month.

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Facebook: Friend or Foe

I remember the time I initially signed up for my Facebook account, in 2009.

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Accepting Reality

Without doing a personality test on all of the teachers in the world and by diving headlong into a generalization, I make the following statement with all of the confidence in the world:

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UGA Follow up

We officially launched the Sports Broadcast Institute at the Rockdale Career Academy in the Fall of 2015.

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Run It Like You Own It

Many new video teachers ask me how I get my program to run so efficiently.

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Creating Your Production Environment

Last week, I stood in the isle of the local Walmart and studied the composition notebooks trying to find the one I HAD to have.

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A New Path Forward

The entertainment industry is filled with rags-to-riches stories.

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The "Nation" of Children

Children never cease to amaze me at just how creative and innovative they can be.

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SVN Student Filmmaking Available Now

Im excited to announce the latest issue of SVN Student Filmmaking and introduce you to Adam Gorny, creator of Je Suis Humain.

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5 Ways Schools Can Benefit From iPad Broadcasting

Organizations big and small are all utilizing live streaming avenues to publicize their events these days, and schools are no exception to this new innovation.

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Summer Shut-down Musings

A couple of thoughts regarding closing up your studio during the summer break:

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Three Hours Recharges Your Program

I have heard of teachers who have had a lot of success with three-day or five-day boot camps, workshops, etc. with their incoming staffs preparing for the new year through ice breaker games, skill building and work exercises.

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A Quick Guide to 4K and Other Video Resolutions

Whether you’re an electronics consumer, or you work in the world of video production, you’ve most certainly heard about 4K.

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Gear Up Now! Pay Later!

Vitec Videocom partners with Global Finance Group to offer new financing opportunities for customers based in US or Canada.

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Student Video Streaming LIVE for Post-Season Sports Championships

The video streaming experts at Eduvision led the way to be the power-platform backbone for GrandStadium, the Minnesota High School League (AKA: MSHSL) and Hubbard Television’s Channel 45 productions.

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Cloud-Based Equipment Checkout

3 Reasons Your School Should Make the Move to Cloud-Based Equipment Checkout Software

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Isle of Wight County School Adopts New Morning Announcements System With Teradek

In my younger days, having Oregon Trail at school meant that your school had the latest and greatest in computer technology.

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The Sports Machine - Hoops and Holidays

I will start with an admission that I prefer basketball.

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Rockdale Career Academy-Sports Broadcast Institute

The modern philosopher Mike Tyson once said “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” and that is how I felt in December after launching the Sports Broadcast Institute at the Rockdale Career Academy.

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Sports Machine: The Tune-up

Teaching is by far the most rewarding profession I have experienced but it is also the most frustrating at times.

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Student-Led Broadcasts

It has often been said that the best way is to “let the children lead the way,” and this is most definitely the case when it comes to allowing students the opportunity to showcase their talents as budding TV production teams.

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Not Everyone Can Be Steven Speilberg

If you ask any high school media and production student, most any of them will most likely tell you their goal is to become a world-class filmmaker.

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Fiber Optics: What, Why, How

Last month, I talked about going to the Sports Video Group’s College Video Summit in Atlanta and how at times I felt out of my league.

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UGAs Grady School and RCA's Sports Broadcast Academy Team Up

In February, I was at the post-game press conference for a University of Georgia basketball game.

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Young Graduate Captures the Shot

A day after graduating from the University of Bristol (UK) with a degree in Zoology, the 22 year old was more than happy to travel the world with National Geographic photography veteran Steve Winter for an adventure of a lifetime.

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High School Journalism Workshop at Ohio University

Ohio University will host its 71st annual High School Journalism Workshop from July 12-15, 2017.

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The Sports Production Survey Results

We want to start by thanking all of you for taking the time to complete the survey.

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The Streams of Shreve Island

For the last couple of issues I covered an interview with Katie Chirhart, the iPad Lab teacher at Shreve Island Elementary School in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

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The Summer Rundown

Four exciting specials to keep you sharp this summer.

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Text Book Alert! TV Production and Broadcast Journalism, 3rd Edition

School Video News has been given permission by Goodheart-Willcox publishers of Phil Harris’ Television Production & Broadcast Journalism to announce the release of the new, 2018 edition.

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A Rose By Any Other Name

What is a Podcast? I know what it started out as.

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This Summer Invest in Yourself

Some people think summer means sand, sun, and friends.

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The Sports Machine:Hoop Dreams and Championship Rings

There is no rest for the weary in high school sports productions. Seasons always overlap.

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Real-World Video Streaming - Part 2

Last month I began the first part of a two-part interview with Bill Whicker, the Technology Coordinator at Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District in Ketchikan, Alaska.

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Adobe Continues to Make it Easier

Every time Adobe releases an update, I get upset.

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  1. You Have Great Face For Radio
  2. Real-World Video Streaming
  3. Feeding The Content Monster
  4. The Office
  5. Video Streaming School Successes
  6. Digital Natives…The Talent Within
  7. Welcome To The Age Of Microcasting
  8. Video in Education Part 4 - Live Streaming
  9. Elementary Media Day Event
  10. Presenting the Weather
  11. Product Review: Alex Buono’s “Cinematography Workshop”
  12. Video in Education - Point and Shoot Doesn’t Always Work
  13. SVN Student Media Events
  14. NCCS Video Journalism's Mobile Storyteller
  15. Video in Education Part 2: Reaching Your Audience Safely
  16. Changing the Way Classrooms Work
  17. Looking For The Strong, Silent Type
  18. Tim Busfield's Performance Arts Warm-up Workshop
  19. Video in Education - A new series
  20. The Realities of Revision
  21. Welcome To The YouTube Generation
  22. Looking Through The Perryscope
  23. Plan to Attend the Art of Visual Storytelling Tour
  24. You are Also Part of a Team
  25. Teradek's Live:Air
  26. Pre-Existing Inspirations
  27. The Sports Demo Reel
  28. Introduction to Weather
  29. Sports Broadcasting
  30. Could It Be A Movie?
  31. Know your Equipment and Resources
  32. NECIR Summer Broadcast Journalism Workshops
  33. What to Teach
  34. Aerial Videography
  35. 10 Steps to Live Stream your Production
  36. Bringing Real World Television Production to the Classroom
  37. Dress, Costuming and Props
  38. Video & Broadcast Teachers Guide for Better Resources
  39. Guide to Film School
  40. The World's Worst News Package?
  41. DAFT Media Teacher Symposium
  42. Does your School Have a Film Production Club? We need you!
  43. Streaming High School Sports with Wirecast
  44. Phil Harris Needs Your News Set Pics
  45. Coffee with a Geek: a new monthly column
  46. Georgia Student Media Event October 11th
  47. Broadcasting Live Sports on a Budget
  48. Available online now: Two Special Issues
  49. Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks
  50. Roland to Give Away a VR-3EX at ISTE
  51. STN Announces Academy Programs
  52. Teachers Should Go to NAB
  53. Crew Assignments
  54. Review: Saving Mr. Banks
  55. SETV and High School Cube – Partners in Broadcast Education
  56. Lesson Plans / Curriculum and other resources
  57. SVN Introduces a new series, Curriculum Corner
  58. Buttons, Menus and Wheels! Oh My!
  59. DSLR Dynamics Tour
  60. Starting a Video Production Department
  61. DSLR Dynamics Duo to Train Filmmakers in 30-City Tour
  62. How to Turn your iPhone into a Professional Video Camera in One Easy Step
  63. Sports Kick-off: Your Guide To Shooting Sports
  64. The new SVN-TV is on the air!
  65. Goodbye Tape, Hello Digital! Part Two
  66. Taking a Look Inside Live Stream Broadcasting
  67. Broadcast High School Sports - Like a Pro - On a Budget
  68. Goodbye Tape, Hello Digital!
  69. Shooting DV: Getting Better Footage
  70. Teaching Screenwriting to Teenagers