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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Running Out of Project Ideas?

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

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You Have Great Face For Radio

When I was a little boy, my cousin and I would play “Radio DJ”.

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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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October Video-Fest

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

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Real-World Video Streaming

An Interview with a real teacher who’s done this!

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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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The Sports Machine: The Greatest Month!

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

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Feeding The Content Monster

Once upon a time, there were a very limited number of outlets to share video and film content.

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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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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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The Office

Once upon a time, not so long ago, there existed this place called “The Office”.

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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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‘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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Video Streaming School Successes

In last month’s article I looked at how easy it is to do video streaming, and several readers have asked me about what kind of things I’d recommend they try streaming first, and why.

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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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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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Digital Natives…The Talent Within

I have always loved the Marx Brothers, and their movies.

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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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The Sports Machine - Into the Grind: Football

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

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Welcome To The Age Of Microcasting

We are all familiar with the term “broadcasting”. We have been using it for many years, since the advent of the radio signal.

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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 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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Video in Education Part 4 - Live Streaming

Streams of Laughter, Fun, and Excitement. . .

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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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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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Elementary Media Day Event

Like most Digital Media programs around the country, we are constantly looking for ways to maintain enrollment and grow the program.

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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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Training and Gearing Up for Football

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

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Presenting the Weather

The lighting is perfect, the graphics are all loaded, and now it’s your time to shine.

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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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The High School Sports Production Machine

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

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Product Review: Alex Buono’s “Cinematography Workshop”

With less and less funding available for the arts in educational institutions of all levels, Monte Zucker Education (MZed) takes on the responsibility of producing creative educational materials for individuals of all skill levels interested in the creative arts.

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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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Facebook: Friend or Foe

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

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Video in Education - Point and Shoot Doesn’t Always Work

Following on from last month’s article which covered the most basic rule of video production, how to reach your viewing audience, this month I’m going to look at the quality of what you create.

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Resolutions

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

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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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SVN Student Media Events

From time to time, School Video News, in partnership with local chapters of NATAS, sponsors Media / Informational events for high school students.

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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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The "Nation" of Children

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

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NCCS Video Journalism's Mobile Storyteller

This spring, North Canton Hoover High School Video Journalism students will hit the road in their new, state-of-the-art "Mobile Storyteller".

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A New Path Forward

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

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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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Video in Education Part 2: Reaching Your Audience Safely

The first, and perhaps the most basic thing to remember about producing any kind of video is that you’re making a video for someone else to watch.

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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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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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Changing the Way Classrooms Work

Here is a simple picture of my class at Alpharetta High School.

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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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Cloud-Based Equipment Checkout

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

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Looking For The Strong, Silent Type

We all love to watch an action film with the strong, silent type. Think Brad Pitt, or George Clooney.

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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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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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Tim Busfield's Performance Arts Warm-up Workshop

As a child, I struggled to find my niche. I did not enjoy sports. I did not excel at music. And, I was too quiet and observant to be a social butterfly.

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The Sports Machine - Hoops and Holidays

I will start with an admission that I prefer basketball.

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  1. Video in Education - A new series
  2. The Realities of Revision
  3. Welcome To The YouTube Generation
  4. Looking Through The Perryscope
  5. Plan to Attend the Art of Visual Storytelling Tour
  6. You are Also Part of a Team
  7. Teradek's Live:Air
  8. Pre-Existing Inspirations
  9. The Sports Demo Reel
  10. Introduction to Weather
  11. Sports Broadcasting
  12. Could It Be A Movie?
  13. Know your Equipment and Resources
  14. NECIR Summer Broadcast Journalism Workshops
  15. What to Teach
  16. Aerial Videography
  17. 10 Steps to Live Stream your Production
  18. Bringing Real World Television Production to the Classroom
  19. Dress, Costuming and Props
  20. Video & Broadcast Teachers Guide for Better Resources
  21. Guide to Film School
  22. The World's Worst News Package?
  23. DAFT Media Teacher Symposium
  24. Does your School Have a Film Production Club? We need you!
  25. Streaming High School Sports with Wirecast
  26. Phil Harris Needs Your News Set Pics
  27. Coffee with a Geek: a new monthly column
  28. Georgia Student Media Event October 11th
  29. Broadcasting Live Sports on a Budget
  30. Available online now: Two Special Issues
  31. Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks
  32. Roland to Give Away a VR-3EX at ISTE
  33. STN Announces Academy Programs
  34. Teachers Should Go to NAB
  35. Crew Assignments
  36. Review: Saving Mr. Banks
  37. SETV and High School Cube – Partners in Broadcast Education
  38. Lesson Plans / Curriculum and other resources
  39. SVN Introduces a new series, Curriculum Corner
  40. Buttons, Menus and Wheels! Oh My!
  41. DSLR Dynamics Tour
  42. Starting a Video Production Department
  43. DSLR Dynamics Duo to Train Filmmakers in 30-City Tour
  44. How to Turn your iPhone into a Professional Video Camera in One Easy Step
  45. Sports Kick-off: Your Guide To Shooting Sports
  46. The new SVN-TV is on the air!
  47. Goodbye Tape, Hello Digital! Part Two
  48. Taking a Look Inside Live Stream Broadcasting
  49. Broadcast High School Sports - Like a Pro - On a Budget
  50. Goodbye Tape, Hello Digital!
  51. Shooting DV: Getting Better Footage
  52. Teaching Screenwriting to Teenagers
  53. Broadcast Your First Event With High School Cube & Get $250
  54. Meet Christina Hamlett
  55. Tales of a Cold Late Winter Night in Central Pennsylvania
  56. SVN Student Filmmaking Re-Launch
  57. Directing Music Videos
  58. Using Video to Improve Student Learning
  59. Iowa Builds a Vision for Education Transformation
  60. Christina Hamlett Offers Two Courses for SVN Readers
  61. The People With Whom You Work
  62. Avid Media Composer 6 - Is it Right for Your School
  63. Final Cut Pro X: Is It Worth It?
  64. Focus on News Broadcasting
  65. A Poor Man’s SANS
  66. Part Two - Sports Production
  67. Live Video Web Streaming: What Are Your Options?
  68. Fall Focus on Sports Production
  69. Looking for Editing Options?
  70. A New Series: Frame of Reference