Each year, one of our favourite projects is our first-year Television & Video Production trip to Science World to produce a live cut of their centre-stage science shows.
The Television Students students bring our Broadcast Pix Mica HD Flypack down to Science World, and learn how to create an entire live television production facility – from scratch. The process isn’t simply turning on cameras – students need to understand signal flow, camera feeds, the intercom and audio system, as well as how to safely manage a considerable amount of production equipment in a very public setting.
The Science World staff love having BCIT Television there, as our sizable equipment setup generally becomes another exhibit for the families in attendance to observe, and we send the finished productions back to Science World to aid in the training of their staff. Something for everyone!
You can see our full gallery of behind-the-scenes production photos on our Flickr Page as well!
This Saturday, March 8th, over 400 high-school students from the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the interior of BC, Washington State, Oregon and Alberta will be competing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in a large-scale robotic competition. This regional tournament is one of the largest in North America.
The competition organized by the Pacific Youth Robotics Society and hosted by BCIT, features large metal robots competing in a heated battle called “Toss Up.” The goal is to outscore opponents by racing to throw large red and blue rubber balls into playing field goals and trying to remove opponents’ objects from their goals.
BCIT Television and Video Production student and faculty volunteers will be broadcasting a live, high definition production of the competition – you can watch online on Saturday from 9am to 5pm!
Live Stream: www.bcit-broadcast.com/live
On Sunday, November 17th, BCIT Television & Video Production teamed up with Shaw Cable to produce a broadcast of the BCHL Coquitlam Express Junior “A” Hockey team as they hosted the Victoria Grizzlies. Employees of Shaw Cable, as well as BCIT faculty were on-hand to support our second-year students as they worked on this production, which will be broadcast this Sunday, November 24th at 12 noon on Shaw!
Our first year Television students are now in the midst of our initial multi-camera training production, “Studio 1 Live”. We use a talk-show format to introduce students to a basic live production, where they have the opportunity to experience the job functions necessary to produce the show, including directing, camera, audio, switching (technical directing), lighting, and more.
Some of the pictures were shot on Halloween, which may explain some of the outfits…
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).