I’m Dave, the video production teacher at Tustin High School.

We’ve shaped our course to really focus on helping students learn the basic structure of story, pre-production, production, and post production skills. We have them workingstudentsonmonitors-325  on a variety of dynamic projects where they learn not only to use their creativity and imagination but also how to collaborate and orgnize themselves as a team.

They are working on everything from short fiction films to their very own magazine show done for the school called ‘Tiller Vision.’ It has been fun for them as they get some broadcast and narritive fiction production experience.

tustinhigh-325 With the Datavideo TVS-1000, it fit best for our school’s magazine style show ‘Tiller Vision.’ In the past we would always use our green screen and then have to do keying in post production. So this limited us to focusing only on things that we could produce and show delayed. With the TVS-1000 we can live stream our announcements instead of doing a magazine style showed that would be ready after the fact, a day later.

My first impression of the TVS-1000 was that it did a really nice clean live key. It keyed much better than our old mixer did. We used post production programs like after effects in the past but the TVS-1000, live, did a really good key. It provided a really nice way for our students to interact with a virtual set and see themselves live in the background, as opposed to just interacting with a green screen.

Many Virtual Sets came with the TVS-1000 but the set we felt most comfortable with to start Tiller Vision was aInthestudios-325  really nice looking studio set, where through the glass we had an image of our quad area. It looked like the studio was in our main plaza and you could see our iconic tower and the adiministration building. Inside the studio, there were some really cool features. There’s a big flat screen TV that could have b-roll and our school logo on it. The students on set were standing on a floor that had our school logo as well. It was just a really cool environment for them to be in live.

This is opening the door to always live streaming or not having a post production turnaround, where if we do not stream it live, we could record and send a link out quickly. I’ve been talking with folks in our administration as well as our activities board and ASB about expanding the live bulletin. It’s going to be fun to see what ends up happening.