BCIT Television & Video Production was fortunate to have Shannon McGinn spend some time discussing the challenges and adventures of reality television production with our students!
Ms. McGinn has produced The Amazing Race (US), and has been working both as a Creative Director for The Amazing Race Canada, and more recently on the upcoming fantasy-reality competition “The Quest“, which will premiere next year.
Special thanks to our first and second year Television students who volunteered to help out the Insight Productions crew with their Vancouver casting session for Big Brother Canada!
On behalf of Gord, Craig, and myself, I would like to say an ENORMOUS thanks to everyone who came out yesterday! I know how grueling your program is and we really appreciate that you chose to spend the free moments of your (early!) Sunday with us. I hope you know how incredibly vital you were to the process yesterday.
We would not have had the flawlessly amazing day that we did if it weren’t for each and every one of you being on the ball and tackling any task we threw at you. I can’t even count the number of times our producers came up to us to compliment your energy, enthusiasm, and eagerness to help! You all made me totally proud to be a BCIT alum!
Thank you again from our entire team at Big Brother Canada and don’t forget to tune into the show on Slice in the spring! You should be super proud of your contribution in making what is sure to be an incredible cast and an even more amazing show!
AMANDA SCHULTZ TOUR COORDINATOR BIG BROTHER CANADA
Jinder Chalmers, creator of “Combat Hospital” (as well as BCIT Alumni & writing instructor) spent some time with our students this afternoon, answering questions and giving advice on getting a major international TV series off the ground, and the production process necessary to make it successful.
Ms. Chalmers offered an insightful look at the realities of multi-million dollar productions and shared her experiences on the series to an audience students from the Broadcast Department. Information on finding funding sources as well as making the industry connections necessary for success were great discussion topics!
Last week was the first time we have used Skype to give us the ability to do “live hits” for our BCIT Magazine live production. Utilizing two laptop computers and a Panasonic DVX-100 camera, we connected our on-air talent to the control room for an insert directly into the show.
With a successful first test, we are raising the bar again this week – for a live hit from Argentina as we cover Canada’s national soccer team playing Argentina’s national team!