Friday morning, faculty and staff from the Video Production department will travel to Derry, NH to Pinkerton Academy to work with their students in producing live video coverage of the evening’s basketball games between the Londonderry Lancers and the Pinkerton Academy Astros. The games, which will take place in Pinkerton Academy’s Hackler Gymnasium, is set to start at 6:30 PM.
The event gives Pinkerton students the opportunity to work with the NESCom Mobile Productions Unit, a 4-part remote unit on wheels with HD video, multitrack audio, and EVS instant replay. Chris Lord, Video Production Teacher at Pinkerton Academy, sees the event as a great opportunity, “This experience will be the hands on, live broadcast experience my students have been missing!” He adds, “This opportunity, provided by NESCom, really gives students an understanding professionally of what goes into producing a live broadcast, all of the various roles that need to work together from pre-production through post to pull it all together“.
Students from Lord’s Video Production class will man all the necessary positions in a live broadcast environment, from camera operators and grip to audio and producer. Lord works to train his students in all facets of video but sees this as a chance to do something different. “I am trying my best to prepare students for the media arts workforce, but this is something I just cannot replicate in the classroom.”
This isn’t the Mobile Production Unit’s first trip to the area as it has already been used by Londonderry High School students studying video production.