2015 SEVA Award Night

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SEVA 2015 Award Night Red Carpet | Student producer interviews

Student Producers Discuss Their Video Productions

More than 1000 students, teachers and parents attended the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium’s (SECC) 26th annual SEVA Award Night on Wednesday, May 6 at the Sacramento State University Ballroom to celebrate the 2015 Student Educational Video Awards. Student producers were honored in the categories of PSA, Creative Expression, Documentary, Instructional and School News.

The SEVA Award Night began at 6:00 pm with the Red Carpet event, a opportunity for all student producers to discuss their work and be photographed by student paparazzi.
> Watch clips of the winning SEVAs

John Hull

2015 Allan Hinderstein Award Honors Luther Burbank HS Educator

John Hull, a digital media instructor at Luther Burbank High School, was honored as the 2015 Allan Hinderstein Award recipient at SECC’s SEVA Award Night May 6 at the Sacramento State University ballroom. Hull supports students not only by teaching digital media and journalism on his campus, but he’s also a local journalist who highlights student sports achievements and an adjunct professor at Cosumnes River College. And Hull’s students have submitted more than 140 entries to the SEVA contest in the past seven years!

Each year, SECC honors a special teacher with the Allan Hinderstein Award which was created in remembrance of a visionary educator who collaborated with the consortium to create a variety of innovative teaching and learning projects. The recipient is a teacher who has a passion for using multimedia as a learning tool to engage students.
> What do John Hull's students say about him?

Attending the SEVA Award Night

By Edward Jung, Mira Loma High School
On May 6, 2015, hundreds of students, educators and parents gathered for the SEVA Award Night, an event that celebrated multiple successes in the various video categories within the competition such as School News, Informational, Creative Expression, Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and Documentaries.

I personally had the pleasure to be there and be completely immersed in the great environment at this event with attractions such as interviews for the student producers, a Red Carpet-esque display area and a massive 1000+ amount of attendees from all around the Sacramento area. I was able to ask a few questions from some attendees; to start, Jordan W. and Katie S. from Stonelake Elementary talked about how the SEVA competition really made them grow as students during the construction of their entry.

“I would definitely do it next year. Our class’ anti-tobacco message really helped us to work in groups and have fun, too!” said Jordan with a wide smile on his face. “It was hard sometimes, but it really made me happy to see with my eyes what I had helped make.”

I was also able to talk with Jeff Darrow, the media class teacher for Winston Churchill Middle School. According to Mr. Darrow, approximately 40 students had participated in the SEVAs from his class, and the topics they chose were extremely varied, from documentaries to school news. He explained how in his class he teaches the students to use camera angles, sound and lighting to create the best project possible. Also from Winston Churchill, Mairead M. and Emily S. answered a few questions for me about the program and their participation in the SEVA competition.

Video: Students from Winston Churchill Middle School won the Documentary 7-8 SEVA

 According to Emily, they both were able to learn a lot and improve in their filming and editing skills because of their instruction from Mr. Darrow. Mairead told me that their documentary on equality really opened their eyes and influenced their lives positively in the area of respecting others.

The Sacramento State University Ballroom was packed with students, educators and parents who had come to celebrate their successes at the SEVA Awards Night. The skill and motivation within these participants was wonderful to see, and the skills they learn from this competition will hopefully stick with them for the rest of their lives.

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