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BizVid Communications is a San Diego based video production company owned by Bill Gruber and Caz Taylor. Together we have over 50 years of video production experience and we like to blog about video production, marketing and business.
April 30th, 2012
Bizvid Communications, a company that facilitates corporate video production for revenue, also gives back. Recently, BizVid’s co-owner, Bill Gruber, volunteered his time to help with the Student Television Network convention. The annual convention is attended by some 2,000 middle and high school students who want to develop careers in broadcasting and journalism.
In this blog post, Bill speaks with the President of STN, Doug Green.
Doug, tell me about the Student Television Network and the vision you have adopted.
We are the only professional organization dedicated to supporting middle and high school broadcast journalism and film makers. We are kind of like the JEA for broadcast and film making kids. We are at a conference right now in Dallas and our vision, if we were to project forward for ten years….I see us running a convention for ten thousand kids. I see us being certified in all fifty states as the official organization in support of these kinds of kids….more and more curriculum assistance to teachers…more online resource. STN is a real resource for teachers.
Thank you, Doug. We appreciate your time.
April 9th, 2012
Welcome to another video blog from BizVid Communications. Today I am standing in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas, where we’ve just concluded a wonderful convention, a four day convention of the Student Television Network. The Student Television Network is an association that attracts high school and middle school students from throughout the country and Hawaii. The schools they attend have broadcast and journalism programs of which the kids are a part.
Once a year, teachers and their broadcast/journalism students converge upon the convention city. This year it is Dallas, last year, Orlando and next year Los Angeles. They come together to learn about their more about more about their field of study from those who do it on a daily basis.
So what do they do at the convention? They have contests. One, for example, is titled “Sweet 16.” In this contest, the students are given a subject…same subject for all, and then have 16 hours to write a script, shoot and edit the video and get it to the judges on time. The winning school is announced during the closing ceremony and the video is shown. There are other contests where they produce music videos and commercials. Again, each school given the same subject. This year Hurley sponsored the commercial contest so each school did a commercial for Hurley.
Also during the four days there were 82 breakout sessions conducted by various speakers and professionals. CBS, CNN and other heavyweights were here to share their knowledge and have one-on-one exchanges with the students. At BizVid Communications we contribute our time, as well. So, like the other pros, we come free of charge, to lend our expertise and give something back to the next generation of media professionals. That makes us feel good.