The SECC Production Van visited Franklin High School in Elk Grove recently for a hands-on multi-cam training.
With the Homecoming rally cancelled last fall due to the pandemic, Franklin’s student leadership was determined to find a way to bring the student body together to celebrate. To maintain social distancing, Wildcat TV Studios asked SECC for technical assistance and training to learn the skills needed for streaming a complex event.
The Wildcat TV student crew of 15 students joined the SECC team to setup fiber cables, build and operate five cameras, setup c-stands and LED lights, control live audio in the gym and van with six microphones, operate a live switcher with multiple playbacks, as well as direct the live show for the campus. Three student hosts dressed as Spidermen, led the viewers through multiple musical and dance performances by over 150 student performers and 23 program elements to celebrate Homecoming royalty in January. The students succeeded in bringing this exciting event to their community as well as gaining some real-world production experience.
The rally was a unique way to collaborate and bring diverse groups together during a pandemic that’s limited our ability to gather together. This live broadcast allowed our entire campus to share one moment in time. A moment that was as close to a real rally experience as we could safely have. Thank you SECC for your support and helping us with a first—for our school.Dawn Williams, Wildcat TV Media Teacher