SECC intern and Mira Loma High School student Edward Jung was on hand at the recent SEVA Training Event. Read on for his roundup of the evening’s events.
On October 13th, students looking to participate in the 2017 SEVA competition attended the training event at Folsom High School, which expanded attendee’s storytelling and video capturing skills. With two delineated groups – one focusing on video production basics and the other focusing on television and media production – this event provided spectacular opportunities for students, parents, and teachers to learn more about production for the SEVAs and about production in general.
According to Doug Niva, “when [you] combine a lot of these different, smaller things, you can then get that complete shot.” Mr. Niva’s statement was echoed throughout his and Abby Pane Jaske’s presentation, which included details on composition basics, lighting, and and audio. As attendees volunteered to take part in video and photo capturing experiments, all began to understand further the significance of concepts such as framing, A/B rolls, angles, green screens, and microphone management. In addition, real-time expositions showed how lighting, especially related to interior and exterior options, could affect a certain captured photo or video. Audacious students stood up in front of the crowd to show the different ways through which light may affect a visualization, possibly through variations in intensity, direction, or even type of light.
In addition to the presentation on video production basics, teacher of television and media production, Mr. Scott Southard, explained how the Folsom High School Studio operated in terms of bulletin production, all while giving attendees of the event opportunities to take part in a live-action bulletin broadcast. When students, parents, and teachers alike undertook the responsibilities of functions such as teleprompters and sound boxes, they were able to understand further the importance of combining good storytelling and even better cohesion in production.
“With everything you add, that’s one more thing that can go wrong,” stated Mr. Southard, who is currently in his twelfth year of teaching television and media production at Folsom High School. “If I was teaching any other subject, I probably would have stopped by now. This subject always changed, and the new things kids bring to me every day always surprise me.”
Destyne H., a senior that frequents the Folsom High School studio, explained her personal passion for video production.
“I had experience with script-writing before I started, but after joining this class, being able to take a video and break it apart inspired a desire to learn and do more in me,” she laughed, displaying her love for the class and things done in the class.
Fellow senior, Leah A., described her own motivation when she said, “there are honestly just so many stories to tell, and they all really make me appreciate production.”
To learn more about SEVA Training Events, please visit: secctv.org/seva/resources