We are excited to be partnering again this year with SkillsUSA.org, a nationally recognized organization whose mission is to foster partnership among students, teachers and industry to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
SkillsUSA will be hosting its National Television Production Contest from June 23-27, 2012 in Kansas City, and as an official supporter of the contest Compix will be donating a CG unit to a lucky winner. And here is how the contest works.
Step 1. Teams of two contestants (students) are required to shoot a one-minute video on location to convey the “theme” of the event.
Step 2. Editing is done in the contest area with special emphasis on professional production of the video by industry standards, quality of audio and video, and adequate conveyance of the “theme” to the viewer.
Step 3. Contestants will be given two hours to write and film, and five hours to edit. There are two divisions of the contest; a high school division, and a post-secondary school division. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each division.
Here is the Gold Medal winning video from last year’s competition. Students Javi, Todd and their “coach” Dave Ruby, representing Fairfax Academy in Virginia, show off some serious talent in this cool one-minute video:
It’s crazy that these guys pulled this off with this level of quality in the amount of time they had. Congrats again guys!!
SkillsUSA also hosts many other contests such as 3-D Visualization and Animation, Action Skills, Audio/Radio Production, Broadcast News Production, and Graphics Communications. For a full list of contests, please visit http://skillsusa.org/compete/contests.shtml.
Good luck to students who are competing in this year’s contest and we will follow with results once the lucky winners of 2012 SkillsUSA Television Production Contest are announced!