The Alabama Scholastic Press Association Long Weekend is underway here on the University of Alabama campus and I have the pleasure of directing a big video project in connection with ASPA’s 75th anniversary.
Twelve high school students from as close as Paul Bryant High School in Tuscaloosa and as far away as Lawton, Oklahoma are making this video project a reality.
They are part of a larger group of 100 students, mostly from Alabama who are with us through Sunday afternoon. We have a few students on my team from Miami and Fairburn, Ga. (not far from my old stomping ground in metro Atlanta)
The other students are learning about strategies to make their school newspapers, yearbooks, photojournalism and literary magazines the best that they can be. It’s part of our award-winning scholastic journalism program here at the University of Alabama.
For those in the video/broadcast sessions, there was not much time for lectures or presentations. They had to hit the ground running today.
After a very brief introduction to camera basics, the production teams sprang into action this afternoon conducting interviews and shooting what those of us in the TV world know as “b-roll.”
Just finished looking at their field tape (which of course, is now on digital
cards) and we have some great video journalists at work on this project.
Can’t wait to see what they can produce as we start editing in the morning.