Two IUP-TV students’ all-sports productions received honorable mentions for “Live Basketball Game Action vs Cal U” and “IUP Men’s Basketball Recruitment Tease” at the 2012 Annual College Sports Video Summit in Atlanta, Ga. This is the fourth year that IUP-TV Sports Production has either been nominated for a CSVS award or received an honorable mention.
In the Collegiate Students category, entries compete against other student productions from Division I and Division II schools. This process showcases the caliber of work accomplished by IUP students in competition with students from very large Division I universities.
“I am very proud of what our students have accomplished with the resources available to them. We operate from a 29-year-old production truck with 10-year-old standard definition equipment, ” Chris Barber, chief engineeer for IUP-TV, said. “The competition from the big Division I’s and Division II’s have new trucks with the latest high-def gear. This is a testimony to the quality of students we have here at IUP.”
David Lind, supervisor/executive producer for IUP-TV Sports, said, “In 2006, Chris and I developed a unique model for the students involved in the crew. Students are recruited as freshmen and stay onboard for their four years at IUP. They are mentored by upper classmen in equipment operation and production quality. In this manner, as seniors graduate, we have a consistent group from year-to-year to continue on for the next season. This past year, we covered nine football games and 32 men’s and women’s basketball games. All games can be viewed live online and live away games can be seen on IUP-TV, channel 20 on Comcast and campus cable.”
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