Recently, members of ORRJHS Cub Reporters, ORRHS Bulldog TV, Intro to TV Production and Video Journalism attended the “Lights! Camera! Action! Media Production Conference for high school students at Millis High School.
The event offered students the opportunity to meet their peers and view work from various high school media programs. Conference speakers included a panel discussion with Eileen Prose, Broadcaster and Event Producer and long-time co-anchor of Ch.5’s Good Day morning show and WGBH’s Jared Bowen, Emmy Award-winning Executive Editor and Host for Arts. Bowen hosts a weekly television series Open Studio with Jared Bowen. Workshops included: Scoring Films on the iPad; Lighting Your Remote Shoot; Gore Effects Make-up. A NECN Freelance Assignment Editor and a Script Supervisor and Continuity Director offered tips to students.
The conference is sponsored by the New England Chapter of the National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences.
ORRHS Senior Brittany Hotte stated, “The TV Production Conference at Millis H.S. was a great opportunity to see what a career in television really looks like. It was very cool to hear first-hand how individuals in the industry came to work in their field.” Brittany will be studying film at Fitchburg State in the fall.
Senior Samantha Barrett added, “The conference was informative and upbeat. It offered a wide range of workshops that expanded students’ understanding of the film industry. Plus the Millis H.S. kids are funny.”
ORRJHS Cub Reporter Kevin Ovian commented: “I found it interesting, fun and I learned a lot of new information.”
Funding for the field trip was made possible from a grant through the Marion Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Photo by: Deborah Stinson