A Craft, a Career, a Colossal Learning Opportunity

I remember the exact moment I fell in love with broadcast journalism:

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Out of Focus - a new web series

My name is Garrison Irwin and I am the creator of a new web series called Out Of Focus.

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A Weekend Not so Wasted

Melissa01A year seems so long ago.  Then, I was focusing on the long haul to get through the fourth nine weeks of my sophomore year. 

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Packaging the News

Welcome to the land of broadcast journalism and creating a news story that will not only draw viewers in, but outline a story that will be informative. 

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Another Year, Another Level: The Competition Is On!

August 27th saw the beginning of a new school year in Frederick County, and apparently, a new level of competition within the halls of the Career and Technology Center.

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Paige Strickland Talks about the ISMF

Ana and Paige on the setThe International Student Media Festival celebrates outstanding classroom media projects. Students and teachers from kindergarten through college are honored in a three-day event that includes workshops, screenings of winning entries, and an awards ceremony.

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Attend Film School or Jump Right In?

This is a question I’m often asked, and there is no right or wrong answer. 

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Planning a Mini-Documentary

The idea of documentaries. 

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Back to the Studio

When I wake up to the ear-splitting sound of my alarm clock, and blindly search for the snooze button, a sudden thought dawns: "What am I doing?"

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Reflecting on the 2015 NECIR Summer Workshop

I have always been a talker. I was always that kid who just refused to stop asking questions.

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Be a Sports Journalist

In modern day journalism, the path to being a successful, and hardworking journalist with integrity isn’t a path that is easy to go down.

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Reflections on NECIRs Summer Workshop

I wasn’t one of those teens whose prime motive for signing up for the NECIR workshop was because it took place in Boston.

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Broadcast Journalism at Buckeye High

Buckeye00For 80 years, students at Buckeye High School in the West Valley turned to their student newspaper when they wanted to find out what was going on at their school.

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Capturing Cyclists at 26 mph

ironman-logoHave you ever been a spectator at a sporting event where the athletes are going so fast by you that you want to say – hey pause that one. 

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Revamping a News Production

NewsThumbBeing part of a news operation is like a marketing ploy. First, you have to think of your audience.

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Career Choices - Part Two

In article one I talked about choosing a career from the get go just by knowing what YOU like. You can be anything, but why not do what you love.

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Shoot, Create, Submit and get your Video Seen

Wall-JordanI am finding it more fun to create videos when there is a purpose and you might have a chance to show a bigger audience.

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Careers, Careers. . . so many options

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a botanist, then a lawyer, then an astronaut.

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SkillsUSA Ohio Summer Leadership Camp

Sara2Yearly, SkillsUSA Ohio hosts a leadership camp searching for a sparkle – a diamond in the rough.

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Cincinnatus Wins $10,000 for Music Programs

Jordan00The national GLEE Give A Note video contest I told you about in my December 2011 story, has come to a conclusion, and the results have been announced.

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Sports Writing Made Easy

You don't have to be a fan to write about sports, but it helps. 

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Creating a PSA

I’m currently working on my demo reel.

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Stay on Track!

I’ve been advised to stay on track, that because it’s my senior year I would come down with “senioritis.” Honestly, I feel more inspired this year then past

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Creating My Demo Reel

So you've done the work editing news packages/short films/documentaries/and anything else you have up your sleeve for the past year-maybe more. But, how do you combine it all together?

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Student Ambassadors - Recruiting Young Film Makers

For the past 9 years, the Student Ambassador program at Frederick County Career and Technology Center (CTC) has been generating enthusiasm for technical education.

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CTC Students Take Top Prize at Film Festival

For filmmakers, this is the most wonderful time of the year; and the most stressful!

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Student Fare - Gabrielle Montalbano

How Technology Changed My Life
 
 
It’s the 6th grade, and I had just started school at Amherst Middle School. 

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Dreams are Meant to be Followed

Having had the opportunity to participate in the 2009 SkillsUSA National Conference, I am sure, was an honor for us all. The week of June 21st – 27th was an experience that I will never forget.

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Student Fare - Jeremy Cropf

Ever since I was young I was captivated by the moving image. The power of this medium is undeniable.

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Film, Edit, Narrate: Getting ready for BPA

When you can create your own story, your own characters, your own angles, to portray to your audience

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Student Fare - Kristine Zak

This was my first year at Mt. Clemens High School and one of my good friends introduced me to  the digital production class offered there. 

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Filming In the Cold

Jordan00So I found myself videotaping the Syracuse Ski Team vs. Cornell, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Ithaca College on the ski slopes in upstate New York.

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Student Fare - Naf Wayne

This year our school started a school news show. When I first heard about it from Mrs. Martin, our computer teacher, I was excited and wanted to learn more about it.

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Filming with a 40 Pound Live Albino Snake

Jordan00The hit TV show, Glee, ran ads on TV to enter a contest to win $50,000 for school music programs in jeopardy; our school went for it!

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Student Fare - Owen Jankes

I can still remember the first time I walked into the school TV studio at Amherst Tech TV. The glow of the lights and the expensive equipment had me hooked right away.

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Getting B Roll: Out in the Field

It is time to figure out how this whole “B roll” footage works because I am about to put myself out there and start a mini sports blog.

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Student Production Awards: Dreams can be Achieved

Ever since I was three years old and marveled at Hollywood’s finest accepting awards like Emmys, I have known that entertaining is something I love and will always love.

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Getting Courtside to get the Shot

Jordan01So I got thinking if I want to be a sports journalist/blogger someday, I needed to get myself courtside to get the feeling of what it would be like to cover a game from the reporters view.

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Student Reflections on OETC

The annual Ohio Educational Technology Conference [OETC] strives to challenge, inform and inspire educators through the use of educational technology.

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Getting the Press Pass at Tebow Time

Want to hear some tips on how I landed a press pass at Jets Training Camp?

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Students at JEA

Lexie Tauben at JEAThe thrill of interviewing or working behind the camera attracts many of today’s youth.   This November, students gathered from around the country to attend the JEA convention in St. Louis, MO.   The young journalists are fighting their way though videos, articles, and interviews to pursue their journalistic dream.  So many dreams and not enough room for everyone? 

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Hoover Students Crew at OETC for 2nd Year

More than five thousand educational professionals from each county in Ohio, along with neighboring states traveled to Columbus for the Ohio Educational Technical Conference [OETC].

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Students, Teachers, Alike Benefit from OTEC 2017

The Ohio Educational Technology Conference other wise known as OETC is a three day conference held in Columbus.

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How Twitter Improved my News Career

When it comes to writing a story or creating a package I love doing feature stories: covering an event or editing a personal profile, but my true love is hard news.

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Teamwork in a Broadcast Journalism Class

Abby SophirAs a high school broadcast student, one of the things I love most about broadcast journalism is the teamwork that’s required for a production. In order to produce our school’s monthly show, we must brainstorms story ideas as a class, take time to help each other, and be willing to listen to each other’s suggestions.

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Im 17, I Make Films, Im Libby Blood

LibbyBlood00Libby Blood is a filmmaker, writer, director, and producer in Placentia, California.

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The All-American Video Crew

Callan00Motion pictures were my first love. However, like many romances, it ended badly.

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Instant Regrets

Be careful or you can wipe out your future in 140 characters or less

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The Kansas City Crew

SkillsTeam2The 46th SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference collaborated with School Video News

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Internships: Crucial to Success

As a junior at Ohio University, I study broadcast journalism and am a producer at a local PBS station.

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The Mini-Documentary

MelPrax01Creating a documentary is all about strategy. In my previous article I emphasized the need for organization and preproduction.

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It’s Not Always Easy, but it’s Worth It

“You are such a storyteller” my mom would tell me as a little girl, but little did we know storytelling would become my career path.

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The Student Production Awards: A Red Carpet Reality

The Student Production Awards promote the best practices to college and high school students.

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Katie Bridges Reports from TCEA

kb7Most beginning broadcast journalism students at The University of Texas at Austin are always looking for opportunities to gain experience. There is nothing like the hands-on learning that a student can gain in the “the real world” of broadcasting. The knowledge I gained at the Texas Computer Education Association with School Video News and School Tube was one of my first experiences outside of the UT campus. It was wonderful!

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Through a Different Lens

LensWhen I carry a camera around campus I feel empowered. My pace quickens, my head confidently bobs-I’m on a mission.

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LED Lighting

You know when you watch videos on YouTube that look very professional because of the dramatic lighting?

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TV/Multimedia and Lemelson-MIT Program

Starting the beginning of my senior year I was excited for new challenges and experiences.

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Making of THE RISE

Reporting Information, Sharing Entertainment; this is what the Rise is all about, and how we stack our show every week.

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Understanding the Interviewee

When I started to think this college thing through it was unsettling.

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Meet Ben Kadie-Filmmaker

Kadie0015-year-old student Ben Kadie is not your average highschooler.

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Using Social Media to Promote Your Work

One day you’re nobody. The next you’re famous.  Without the internet, half of our “beloved celebrities” wouldn’t be in the spot light like they are now.

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My Experience at the High School Student Production Awards

I have always enjoyed the therapeutic and nearly meditative state of swimming countless laps in the pool.

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We're Going to the Emmys!

“We’re going to the Emmy’s,” announced my television-broadcast director over the phone,

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My Summer Internship Experience

This summer I was given the opportunity to grow my communication and television production skills by interning at Frederick County Public School’s TV/Communications Department.

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What Makes Me ROAR

What makes me roar? I didn’t know I had this voice inside of me until I took the TV Multimedia class at the Frederick County Career and Technology Center (CTC).

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Never to Early to Start Your Dream Job!

NYGiantsTrainingCamp2010_QandA_2Since I was nine years old and for the past seven summers I spent time at the Jersey shore for vacations.

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What New York Taught Me From a Writer's Perspective

Mel00I had never been to New York City up until a month ago. I can’t say I had the opportunity to go before either.

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No Time for GreenScreen

Have you ever thought about how you wanted to film on location like in New York City, or live at a professional football game, or outside with a river behind you?

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What To Do When Inspiration Fails You

I get in moods. Some are fantastic; I feel like I could write for hours and the creativity is all original.

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Not Your Typical Experience

My experience in Broadcast Video Production definitely wasn’t your typical one.

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What Would the News Look Like if it Were Produced by High School Students?

At the 3rd Annual Ohio Educational Technology Convention, a group of 10 video production and broadcast students from North Canton Hoover High School traveled to Columbus to experience just that.

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On the Road to Orange County Choppers

Tech crew once again for my sister to capture the story.

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Working Together at TCEA

IshmaelTCEA 2009 was a great experience for anyone who went. The technology that was showcased was absolutely phenomenal. As a student who went I can honestly say that it couldn't have been better to be a witness to what was on display at this event. As I hope to continue my school career into. This occurrence not only allowed me to have a crash course in my wishful career, it made me incredibly enthusiastic about what the business of media has to offer and what I have to offer towards it.

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