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Telecom crew works together for 6 graduation ceremonies

crew group photoThe NNPS-TV/Telecom crew poses for a photo at the Hampton Coliseum before the start of the graduation ceremonies.
Photo: Emily Dugan/NNPS

NNPS Telecom students video-recorded five high school graduations Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, as well as An Achievable Dream High School's on Wednesday, June 5.

The five large-school graduations were held at the Hampton Coliseum, while An Achievable Dream's ceremony was held at the Ferguson Center.

Each year, the NNPS Telecommunications Center video-records the graduations for broadcast on NNPS-TV Cox 47/Fios 17. Telecom also produces DVD's of the ceremonies, which are sold as keepsakes.

Telecom's video feed is displayed on the large video screens during the ceremonies, too.

A live web stream on YouTube made real-time viewing a possibility for people who could not attend the ceremonies.

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Working the production is excellent training for the Telecom students. Recording the high school graduations involves many workers in a wide variety of roles, from Stage Manager to Camera Operator to Audio Technician. And since there are a number of ceremonies, TV production students can try different jobs.

The students work on a number of video productions during the school year, like School Board meetings, sports, and awards banquets, which air on NNPS-TV. They learn how to use the equipment, create computer graphics, and mix audio, plus gain experience in setup and strike, and following and giving direction.

Some of the students working this year's graduations had worked on many other productions, but some were new to it.

All of the student crew members are paid as interns when they work on productions for the school division.

Under the guidance of Telecom Supervisor Ray Price, who served as Producer, and Director Bill Barlow, the students covered the ceremonies from the Hampton Coliseum and inside Telecom's remote video production truck.

The Telecom student Technical Director poses before the graduation ceremony begins.
Photo: Ray Price/NNPS-TV

Along with Price, NNPS-TV Broadcast Engineer Greg Lesko and Telecom Instructor Carl Daniels, Jr. (Production Assistant/graphics) worked on the production.

Eleanor Stuck, a 2017 Telecom graduate, was part of the team. She joined her brother, Joshua, who is a current Telecom student.

Darin Cooper and Gabe Odachowski, who were Telecom graduates last year, returned to be on the crew again this year.

The graduation production went smoothly and NNPS-TV/Telecom will create keepsake DVDs of the ceremonies for students and parents to purchase.

NNPS-TV Cox 47/Fios 17 will broadcast each high school graduation four times during the weeks of June 24 and July 22. The webstream may be seen online at nnpstv.com during the TV broadcast. There is also a live stream on the NNPS-TV video site, and on the NNPS-TV Roku and Apple TV channels.

Denbigh High School:  Monday, June 24, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on Monday, July 22, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Heritage High School: Tuesday, June 25, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, July 23, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Menchville High School:  Wednesday, June 26, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 24, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Warwick High School:  Thursday, June 27, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on Thursday, July 25, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Woodside High School:  Friday, June 28, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on Friday, July 26, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

An Achievable Dream: Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

High School Graduations 2019:
Photos by Ray Price

sister/brother friendly pose student at sound board student working camera on tripod
Telecom siblings work together. Telecom student Audio Technician at work

Student Camera Operator gets the shot.