Athletics

Students able to add webcasting technology as interest, skill

20160123_183245 20160826_200036 20160826_200041Tyson Shields is a junior at Lincoln Southeast High School, and is the LSE KnightVision fall sports director.

What is it about using this technology to broadcast sporting events that got you interested in webcasting?

It gave me the tools I needed to explore more in technology. I got into webcasting and realized that I liked it a lot so I worked more with the technology and webcasting.

What have you learned about webcasting that has surprised you, whether through personal experience or feedback from others?

I have realized that I was really good at webcasting and others have said that I was good at it.

What kind of impact has this had either on your schooling or your possible college/career interest?

It was helped with communication with others and with time management. I want to pursue computer hardware/software and get more educated in webcasting and video editing.

Dallas Jones is a senior at Lincoln Southeast High School

What is it about using this technology to broadcast sporting events that got you interested in webcasting?

What really got me interested in webcasting was not only using cool technology, but it was also the fact that I would be doing this for the coaches, for the teams, for the players that put in endless amounts of work to play in these games and to be able to let their family members, friends, anyone watch them play and show off their hard work and hear commentating that gives a unique perspective as the player’s classmate, friend, and as a fan.

What have you learned about webcasting that has surprised you, whether through personal experience or feedback from others?

What surprised me about webcasting is that the amount of preparation, studying, and work that goes into each presentation is substantial. I would be sitting at home a few nights before a big football game multitasking between memorizing players’ names and numbers, or working on a future interview for a coach, or researching each teams’ impact players, or watching highlights and before I know it I’ve spent hours on just a single game. But I also think that that is a good thing as well in that when I watch the webcast afterwards or hear feedback from people who watched it, I can see the results of so much dedication and it’s just really cool to see that.

What kind of impact has this had either on your schooling or your possible college/career interest?

The impact of this webcasting will differ from person to person but for me personally it has had a big impact. My job each webcast is to commentate and so I’m constantly speaking off-the-cuff. Furthermore, I’m interested in business and politics out of college so this sort of public speaking will definitely improve my skills and abilities in that manner. I like to think of each webcast like I’m debating against the actual game being played. I call out what is happening but then put a spin on it or predict something else will happen based upon previous facts and stats or try to explain what each team should do next and why. It’s just a really fantastic way for me to support my school and to improve my skills for future careers.