The NNPS-TV team has been honored with a number of awards this year, including two Telly Awards. The team's hard work and extra effort made for unique videos that convey the programs and initiatives of Newport News' public school system. The videos can be seen on television and on the Web, and also via the NNPS app.
Creating the shows and "serving" them to the public is team effort, and a series of steps must be executed in a timely manner for everything to go smoothly. The production team takes an idea and video-records the scenes needed to tell the story or present the information. They must write a script and edit the video into a cohesive show, adding graphics and a voiceover. Then it most be converted to different formats for television and the Internet.
The production team is composed of Station Manager Jim Anklam, Producer Nik Long, and Video Production Technician Aaron Moore. Video Production Intern Sandra Demetrius assisted on shoots.
Webmaster Beth Scott makes sure the videos are on the nnpstv.com website, YouTube, the NNPS-TV video site, and the NNPS app. She converts the video to a web-friendly format, adds thumbnail photos, descriptions, tags, and more, and maintains playlists for the various shows. She uploads the videos to our server and external sites and links to them from school websites, web articles, and the monthly newsletter, "Studio Scene."
Administrative Secretary Sitrena Williams handles closed captioning, which entails proofing and adjusting the scripts, uploading them to YouTube, checking them for accuracy, and downloading an SRT file for use on other NNPS-TV video websites.
TV Broadcast Engineer Greg Lesko keeps the station's signal and broadcast equipment working properly.
Throughout the year, the NNPS television production team created a huge number of videos for airing on our channel and viewing on our websites. They also produced videos for training teachers or counselors and for getting information to employees and the general public. And making videos like the Engineering Design Challenge intros directly supports educational activities for students.
The awards earned by NNPS-TV show the quality of the work done by the staff, and speaks to how their teamwork leads to success. Where the trophies will go is another story, as the display cabinets at the station are completely full.
The NNPS-TV television production team won the following awards in 2016:
Earlier this year, the team received these awards:
“Coastal Thrill,” the Elementary Engineering Design Challenge set at Busch Gardens, won a Platinum AVA Digital Award and also a Silver Award of Distinction Communicator Award.
The "Scouting Report" episode covering Outdoor Education won a Gold AVA Digital Award and also a Silver Award of Distinction Communicator Award.
The "Teach Me TV" training video, "Gallery Walk," won a Silver Award of Distinction Communicator Award.
At the end of the year, these awards were received:
The "Teach Me TV" teacher training won a Davey Award and a Videographer Award.
The "My Future: Youth Development" won a Videographer Award.
The "Scouting Report" episode covering Outdoor Education and School View: Veterans Day each received a Bronze Telly Award.