Top High School Video Producers Sought for ‘All-American Video Crew’

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a high school football all-star game featuring 90 of the nation's top high school football players in an East versus West matchup.
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High school juniors entering their senior year in the fall of 2011 and who have participated in the production of videos are eligible to seek a spot on the “All-American Video Crew” and produce videos for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl football games.

All American Games, the producer of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and NewTek, a producer of portable live production and 3D animation systems, are seeking the best high-school video production students in the country to staff the “All-American Video Crew” at the 2012 U.S. Army All-American and Eastbay Youth All-American Bowls in San Antonio, Texas.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a high school football all-star game—scheduled for Jan. 7, 2012—in which 90 of the nation's top high school football players compete in an East versus West matchup. The Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl—scheduled for Jan. 8, 2012—consists of four games, three of which are East vs. West all-star games, one for the top 40 7th graders with a 175-pound limit; one for the top 40 8th graders with a 185-pound limit and a third for the top 40 8th graders with no weight limit. There is also the USA-Canada Youth Bowl.

To be considered for the All-American Video Crew, high school juniors who will be seniors in the fall of 2011 need to submit video entries that showcase their work in video production. Entrants must identify their roles in the creation of their video submissions. Video entries should not exceed three minutes and must be uploaded to YouTube or SchoolTube. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, June 17, 2011.

A panel of expert judges will select four students to participate in the All-American Video Crew. Those students will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to San Antonio, comprehensive training on the NewTek TriCaster portable live production system and 3Play slow motion instant replay system, hands-on participation in the live, national webcasts of bowl events, interaction with players and band members, and much more.

“The students who earn a spot on the All-American Video Crew are considered the elite high school video producers in the eyes of their peers,” said Philip Nelson, senior vice president for NewTek. The students “train with some of the best video production experts in the business on the same equipment currently used by MTV, NBA Development League and the New York Giants, NewTek’s award-winning TriCaster portable live production system.”

A full set of rules can be found at www.newtek.com/usarmybowl.

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