PCTV Attends Student Television Network National Conference

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Sixty-six (66) Pine Crest Middle and Upper School broadcast students from both campuses attended the Student Television Network (STN) Convention in Anaheim, California recently.

The students brought home 12 national awards – more than any other school that participated!

The convention began with the Crazy 8s competition. In this fast-paced contest, students were faced with real-world experience, as they had just eight hours to create an eight-minute film or television broadcast, starting from scratch and ending with a full show. Pine Crest’s Upper School was represented by both a film team and a broadcast team; Middle School was represented by a broadcast team. These three teams competed beyond expectations as they traveled all over greater Anaheim for stories and film locations.

In the ensuing days, students also networked with industry professionals as they attended workshops and training sessions that will enhance their learning and help fine-tune their skill sets. They also participated in individual and small-team production contests, from feature stories to silent films to music videos, that further expanded their talents and creativity, and allowed them to showcase more broadly their individual interests.

“I am so proud of our students, faculty, and staff that worked so tirelessly on this endeavor,” said Mr. Dave Burgess, Director of Digital Media Production Department. “It is simply unreal to experience first hand what our students are capable of.”

Congratulations to the following student teams:

Middle School PCNN
Honorable Mention: Crazy 8’s Broadcast : Entire PCNN Crew
1st Place, Spot Feature: Nina Hamuy ’21, Lauren Volkodav ’22, Cameron Honig ’22, Camryn Herman ’21
2nd Place, Silent Film: Liza McMahan ’22, Connor Berne ’21, Jeremy Morris ’21

Upper School PCTV
1st Place, Lead Story: Zachary Berman ’17, Christopher Marzouca ’17 , Hugh O’Neil ’17, Matt Cohen ’17
2nd Place, Multimedia Journalist: Elliott Reich ’18
2nd Place, Commentary: Mason Berger ’19 , Ross Bauman ’19
2nd Place, Action Sports Editing: Peter Perri ’20
Honorable Mention: Crazy 8s Morning Show: Entire PCTV Crew
Honorable Mention, Music Video: Alexander Edep ’17, Justin Danzansky ’17, Rachel Hackman ’17, Audrey Louden ’17, Ryan Felberbaum ’18, Madison Mazer ’19
Honorable Mention, Breaking News: Brian Meller ’17, Danna Martinez ’20
Broadcast Excellence in Monthly Show: Regional Winners
Best Sound Design, Original Score and Music: Ryan Felberbaum ’18, Alex Edep ’17, Justin Danzansky ’17, Sebastian Crist ’17 “drip”

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