The Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium is committed to excellence in media education. Through partnerships, SECC empowers educators not just with the equipment, but the expertise necessary to teach media today. Additionally, SECC reaches students directly to help train the next generation of media producers, instilling skills they can use regardless of the career path they take. Check back often to find out about exciting opportunities to network, learn and share!
SEVA Teacher Summer Workshop
2020 SEVA Summer Training – Reimagined: A Virtual Experience
The annual summer training was modified to meet the new standards of health and wellness while providing an opportunity for local media teachers to gather virtually to learn new skills and share best practices. With a new virtual platform, teachers had the ability to participate in sessions that best fit their needs including round-table discussions about best practices and ideas for the future. Stay tuned as more videos are released and visit the Google Drive for a collection of shared resources.
How to Shoot & Edit a Story on Your iPhone
Presenter: Tim Herrera – SCOE
COVID has limited access to comprehensive camera systems for many students. But good news is you can still shoot and edit a complete story on your iPhone! Learn tips from a reporter/public information officer on how you can leverage your iPhone to the best of it’s ability and share stories you come across no matter where and when.
Presenter: Erica Swift – Herman Leimbach ES
WeVideo is a great tool to empower students to edit videos from home. Learn the basic workflow to get students off and running on their projects with WeVideo’s cloud-based editing platform.
Read the educator’s guide to WeVideo
Presenter: Dana La Chapelle – Toby Johnson MS
Learn more advanced techniques you and your students can utilize in WeVideo including collaboration among students within the editing platform. This is a great way to further develop your knowledge of WeVideo and learn how it can be better utilized during distance learning. Sample projects for your students will also be discussed in more detail.
Resources from this video via Google Drive
The SEVA Training Series is a resource brought to you by Sacramento media teachers, in collaboration with SECC, on how to use technology in your classroom. The videos can be used to advance your skills and are also a great asset for your students. This edition, featuring SEVA Teacher Trevor Harding, provides videos ranging from 2 to 7 minutes long about how to best use your SEVA Studio Field Kit including basic camera functions, how to use a tripod, cable management and more.
Field Kit Unboxing
Congratulations on getting to work with your SEVA Studio Field Kit! Inside are a few key pieces of gear to help you create awesome videos. In this edition, you will learn what to expect when first unboxing your SEVA Studio Field Kit.
Basic Camera Functions
The camera is obviously the most important part to creating your video. Therefore, it is important to know how to operate correctly and safely. In this edition, you will learn the basic functions of your video camera.
A tripod is an essential part to any video production as tripods are very useful for obtaining steady and quality shots. In this edition, you will learn how to set up and use a tripod.
Cable management may seem to be an easy task at first, but there are many misconceptions about how to store your cables. In this edition, you will learn some common mistakes when putting away cables and see best practices for storing and managing production cables.
Sony Wireless Microphone
A wireless microphone can be super useful to have on set for audio capture. That being said, many people have trouble with setup and operating these more advanced microphones. This edition explains how to setup and use Sony Bluetooth wireless microphones.
Having a microphone to capture good audio for your video is essential. While there are many different type of microphones out there, in this edition you will learn how to use simple XLR wired microphones.
Audio is just as important in your finished project as the video itself. However, many people forget to check their sound on set while recording. In this edition you will learn how and why to monitor your audio while recording.
Field Kit Pledge
Sacramento Student Media Day
Sacramento Student Media Day is a joint project of the Center Unified School District, Center High School Media Communications Academy, Sacramento Alliance for Women in Media, and SECC. Since the first #SacStudentMediaDay in 2017, nearly a thousand students have gained valuable knowledge and skills from Sacramento area media professionals. Watch some of the sessions below.
CapCUE is a community of educators striving to improve their teaching for all learners through professional development and technology. Sessions are led by dynamic teachers who are at the leading edge of technology education. Learn more about CapCUE: capcue.org. For more videos on Education Technology, check out the YouTube Playlist.
SEVA Training Classics
SECC has always focused on providing professional development for teachers and media training for students. Take a look at some great past SEVA training events.