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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Presenting the Weather

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Changing the Way Classrooms Work

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Video in Education - A new series

After spending over a decade with BBC TV News travelling all over the world, I moved to the USA through marriage, and then began producing specialist international news reports in the education sector.

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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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The Realities of Revision

If “location, location, location” is the buzzword of real estate, “budget, budget, budget” is what governs moviemaking. 

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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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Welcome To The YouTube Generation

I cannot overstate the life changing effect that YouTube has had on the world.

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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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Looking Through The Perryscope

My name is Perry Goldstein, and this is my new column.

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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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Plan to Attend the Art of Visual Storytelling Tour

This summer MZed is proud to announce Alex Buono’s Visual Storytelling 2 featuring Saturday Night Live Film Unit Cinematographer Alex Buono.

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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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You are Also Part of a Team

In television, the play-by-play announcer is bound by the structure of the telecast.

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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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Teradek's Live:Air

Teradek’s new Live:Air (pronounced Live to Air) is a live production switcher in an iPad.

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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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Pre-Existing Inspirations

During the infancy of cinema, it’s not surprising that the bulk of material was adapted from works that were originally written for the stage.

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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 Morning News and Sports Broadcasting

New articles, new images and Case Studies in the 3rd editions of these two top-read annual guides.

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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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The Sports Demo Reel

"How can I produce the elements necessary for a good demo?"

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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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Introduction to Weather

One of the biggest questions SVN has been getting is “My school has the capability to do the weather, but how do we do it? Where do we start?”

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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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Sports Broadcasting

Today, young sports fans learn the letters E.S.P.N. shortly after learning their ABCs.

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Sports Broadcasting Survey

Take the survey: Enter to win a Blackmagic 4K Disk Duplicator!

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Video in Education Part 4 - Live Streaming

Streams of Laughter, Fun, and Excitement. . .

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Could It Be A Movie?

How to get ideas out of your head and up on the screen.

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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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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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Know your Equipment and Resources

Video Production teachers are unique because we come with so many different backgrounds and expertise.

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