Kelly – Final Editing Day – NPaCE

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This past Thursday was the last day of my NPACE Center internship, as well as my work towards my Bachelor’s degree!

Thursday we had several students come in for help with their video projects. Along with Mr. Hart’s help, we assisted one student in finalizing her project. We reviewed the production in Final Cut Pro and made a few edits in color correction to enhance the video in ways the student wasn’t aware of. We then had several students come in to upload their projects to the hard drive up until closing time, 6:00pm. We reviewed with each student to ensure their projects had all of the requirements for Mr. Hart’s Video Production course, and that the individual productions were uploaded to the correct hard drive. Mr. Hart created a check-list on the dry-erase board for us to follow and to use as a checklist.

Overall, the afternoon was a success. We were busy with students the entire time allotted. I am happy that I was able to put my video production skills to use and help other students! I believe this to be a great opportunity for future interns. Not only did I assist students in their learning, I also was able to learn more myself!

Kelly – The Final Friday Night Football Focus of the season! – NPaCE

Last week we had our last run for the season. It was yet another successful show and we received just as much feedback as the previous week.

I am so glad to have been a part of NPaCE’s first radio show. It was such an amazing experience! I got to not only see, but also learn about what all it takes to put on and run a successful show. While I did not participate on the show exactly, as I did social media, it was fun to learn and come up with ways to engage the living environment of the web and the actual show and bring them together.

Every week Tyler and I saw our audience grow. It was exciting to sit in the back room and watch the numbers increase, and to have people comment on the show and ask questions that we could then tell the host and have the questions answered live. We enabled a way for our audience two-way communication that isn’t always offered for radio shows. While, some nights it would be a little disappointing when our reach and activity was low, it just made the night where feedback was high all the more exciting.

Through working with the show, I learned how to use Facebook in a professional way. While it is the same as how we use social media on a daily basis, using it for promotion and business is still very different. It was interesting learning the “behind the scenes” world of Facebook.

While the radio show is over, I still have a couple more weeks of interning. I am going to use this time to help students with their video productions in NPaCE.

Kelly – Video Editing at it’s BEST – NPaCE

This week I have been busy at NPaCE familiarizing myself with Final Cut Pro.  I have played around with an older version and several other editing softwares at work, however had not yet seen this highly talked about version.

Many people in the editing world were at first not happy with the new version. However, now, with many add-ons, it has proved to be very useful. When first looking at the timeline and platform, I noticed it looked very similar to other Apple softwares and a little like iMovie (which is what I had heard). I decided the best way for me to quickly learn the basics, so I would be able to help students with their video projects in time for the end of the semester, I would review online video tutorials.

I used izzyvideo to learn. These videos were great. They had examples that were easy to follow. I decided to use some raw footage on the hard drive to follow the directions of what I was learning. Having experience in video editing, even on other software, gave me a great start in understanding what to do.

While no students came in for help this week, I used my time to learn in order to be fully prepared for next week when students are sure to come in, as projects will be due!

Kelly- Friday Night Football Focus- NPaCE

Last Friday we had yet another successful run down at NPaCE for Friday Night Football Focus! I’m also proud to announce that mine and two other members of the FNFF crew’s high school team, the Harris County Tigers, won their game and are now Regional Champions!

Mr. Hart was unable to be with us this week due to other events going on at the same time as the show, so we were responsible for keeping the show organized and successful. In the beginning of the night, we did have a few bumps. There were some technical issues in synching times for commercial breaks with our partners at PMB. However, after the first break, we were able to correct this issue. After this hiccup, we were smooth sailing.

Social media for the show was incredibly successful. We had the largest reach throughout the whole season! We saw such an increase in likes (about 50!), postings to the page, and comments. There was interaction between fans of the page in which we have not seen before.

We will be covering the play-offs, as well. So be sure to stay tuned-in as we cover the games and see who the champions are!

Kelly Hovey, Radio Time, NPaCE

This past Friday down at NPaCE radio, we covered the play-off games. It was fun, as always, especially in the engagement we had through our social media. During play-offs, there are fewer games and higher stakes, so people everywhere pay attention and are usually pulling for someone. We had great feedback yet again this week. Our statistics showed that while we had not had as much online participation as we had the previous week, our numbers were still high.

In reviewing the Insights of our participation levels on Facebook, I noticed an area for us to improve and reach a larger audience. Facebook has this amazing way of advertising. It gives you not only the ability to share pages and invite friends (as we had been doing), it also has an ad service. These ads show up on the right side of people’s news feed. And not just friends who have been invited to like the page, but all of their friends and other people in similar networks as well. In purchasing this ad space, we have the potential to reach over 32,000 people. The cost is relatively cheap, around $10 is the quote we received, and contains a logo and a brief description. While we did not choose to do this ad seeing as how the season has now ended, it is now known of and will definitely be an option to explore in the future. It’s amazing to see how much social media has to offer!

Kelly Hovey- Friday Night Football Fun!

Friday nights down at the NPaCE studio have been very exciting! Since going live on October 26th, our audience has greatly increased and we have had more feedback through the show and through our social media.

The week before we went live, our social media hits were at a low. We looked at the statistics and saw that the reasoning was a mix between people simply not being online as much that night and that of us just not reaching people. However, after we went live the next Friday, we saw a huge increase in activity. Not only were we reaching more people “organically”, as Facebook calls it– we were also going “viral”! With more people “liking” and sharing our posts and actually being able to listen to the broadcast, we were reaching a larger audience instantly. We even had people in New York tuning into our broadcast on the internet! Since our first live broadcast, we have had one more that also proved even more successful.

Next week will be our last broadcast. I am looking forward to seeing just how much more we can grow our fan base and increase our social media efforts! Be sure to check out the show this Friday from 7:30-11pm!

You can tune into http://www.news1420.am/#!home/mainPage for the live broadcast! Also check out our Facebook page for updates and football conversation! https://www.facebook.com/fridaynightfootballfocus

Kelly – NPACE – Friday Night Football Focus Media

Due to time constraints, my internship has changed! I am now more than happy to be working in NPACE for the Friday Night Football Focus. This is the football radio show that is broadcasted out of the NPACE center every Friday night from about 7-11pm. I am working with Josh, Derek, Mark, Maggie, Tyler, and Mr. Hart to make this a success.

Tyler and I are in charge of social media. This is a great experience for me to expand my social media skills and work towards the growth and promotion of our radio broadcast. Mr. Hart created the Facebook page a couple of weeks ago, and early Friday night the page had about 5 likes. By the end of our broadcast, about 10:45pm, we were up to 32. Now, only a few days later, we are at 64 likes. This is a great jump in awareness in only a few short days, and the broadcast has yet to be aired!

We started with inviting our friends and people in the community who we knew to enjoy not only high school football, but professional and college as well, to view and like the Facebook page. We quickly saw an increase in our audience. We began receiving posts and comments in which we were able to promptly respond to. People were inquiring about game stats and updates, promotions, and our thoughts on issues related to the ongoing games. It was a great experience to see first-hand how Facebook and other social media outlets can be so interactive and how viral, even on a smaller spectrum, something can become so quickly.

I invite you to check out our page and participate in the conversation!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friday-Night-Football-Focus/351117684980891