On Saturday, April 2nd, BCIT Television & Video Production students & faculty were on-hand to produce the live-stream of the 2015-2016 VEX Robotics Competition at BCIT. VEX is the world’s largest robotics competition for middle and high-school students, and 70 teams were on-hand for the competition.
You can view the archive stream online!
Every year, students and faculty from the BCIT Television & Video Production Program volunteer time, equipment, and expertise to produce content for the annual World Partnership Walk in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The walk generates millions of dollars in charitable donations to help end global poverty.
Our volunteers produced content for the main-stage LED screen, as well as covering the entire event with the same portable high-definition production equipment that we utilize in our program!
The first week of our term-2 Television student projects has been a busy one!
On Tuesday, our first-year production team “Keen-Wa Productions” was shooting a PSA promoting workplace gender equality using our new Sony FS-700 cinema camera, and on Thursday, “4:1 Films” faced the elements as we produced an exterior shoot for a bicycle safety public service announcement.
Only a small part of the production is on-set however; students spend weeks of work planning and preparing these productions! Just showing up to shoot is easy, going fully prepared, and with all of the necessary documentation is a lot of work!
The faculty lectured on Music Videos (with a generous helping of Michael Jackson!), and we demonstrated some of our production gear such as the Jimmy Jib with a remote camera head, and HD field monitors.
Over the weekend, BCIT’s Television & Video Production Program took part in a local, independently produced, non-profit TEDx event, including special guest speakers such as Ann Makosinski, Rup Sidhu, and Valerie Mason-John.
TEDxRenfrewCollingwood is dedicated to discovering great ideas and sharing them with the rest of the world. The TEDxRenfrewCollingwood stage will bring unique thinkers together in a platform for sharing wisdom and experiences. It is a chance to welcome interesting people into the community and to showcase and celebrate the dynamic ideas which exist in Renfrew-Collingwood and in Vancouver.
Together with Faculty and Alumni, first and second year Television students produced the HD event video, which will be edited and sent to the TEDx parent organization for inclusion on their website (links to follow when it goes live).