Author: Melissa

Mindful Video Production   Now it’s time to review how to properly produce a show from the perspective of the technical director. A typical morning announcements show is essentially an orchestrated process of capturing the show’s content with your audiovisual equipment. In order to do this, the technical director has to make decisions about how […]

  Understanding Audio Video Sync As we transition into our more technical chapters regarding audiovisual equipment and workflow, let’s review the importance of audio and video sync. The number one issue I find among newly setup video production systems is an audio and video sync problem. The good news is that all video production software […]

  Video Playback and Editing After about one year of broadcasting the school’s sports teams, Lewis started getting calls from coaches asking where they could find the recorded video. Lewis estimated that for every 5 people watching live, there are perhaps 100 people who watch the video replay on-demand. “Even if we only have 5 […]

  The Basics of Video Production Software   It’s now time to dig into the fun stuff. In this chapter, we will review the basics of video production software. Remember that this book includes a glossary of terms in the back of the book that you can reference as you read through. Let’s start by […]

Course Work: Video Animations   Now that we have created a graphic to be used inside OBS as a lower third let’s create a basic video file in Adobe After Effects. Let’s create a simple video intro file that will be 10 seconds in length. We will start much as we did in Adobe Photoshop […]

  Course Work: Graphic Design   Let’s discuss graphic design as it applies to live video production. For our online course, Tess is making a lower-third graphics overlay for a live video production we will be streaming from Castle La Bam at the end of this book. A lower third is a graphic that is […]

  How the Griswold High School Uses vMix to Produce The Morning Announcements   I have seen a lot of vMix systems in my career and the Griswold High School morning announcements system is one that makes me smile just thinking about it. The school has managed to involve over 10 real-time student-run operational roles. […]

Morning Announcements   It’s no surprise that student retention rates skyrocket when it comes to hands-on learning (MicroTek, 2017). Hands-on learning increases our engagement because it provides us the opportunity to interact with subject matter in a way that feels real. When it comes to understanding broadcast television and streaming media, there is no better […]

  Learning Opportunities I love extra-curricular clubs because students have the opportunity to develop skills based on their own interests and aspirations in life. Unlike, math and science which all students are required to take, extra-curricular clubs are electives selected by students based on individual interest. Something magical happens when you bring together like-minded individuals […]

 The ABC Curriculum The Accelerated Broadcast Club Curriculum is an outline that Broadcast Clubs can follow to consider high-level questions about student involvement and learning opportunities. The outline includes advice from some of the top broadcast clubs in the United States on topics that range from timing and scheduling to administration’s involvement and support. […]


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