A car show in the winter? It is more possible than you may think. The first annual Chrome & Ice car show is being held at the Dort Federal Event Center on Friday, February 12th. The show will feature rare and exclusive cars, but the show has a twist. They are turning the arena into a beach to emulate sittin’ back and looking at cool cars in the summer. DTV will be there to cover it but not in the normal way. DTV will be airing their regular newscast live from the arena! Everything that goes into a regular newscast along with a regular newscast plus an exciting look into a car show that is the first of it’s kind. Tune into Charter Channel 191 or go to dtvnews.org to watch our live newscast at 1:28 in the afternoon. Also from 2 to 3:30 DTV will be having a live hit every 15 minutes to give you an update of whats going on. Make sure to tune in! Click this link to watch it live!
Each year, DTV submits it’s projects to two statewide contests held by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) and the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA). Each contest has categories that individual videos are submitted to. DTV has been earned dozens of awards, most for individual categories, and some for the bigger awards, which you can read about at https://dtvnews.org/awards/. You can check out the content submitted this year on our Youtube page, or the sports content on NFHS.
Below are some samples that DTV has entered this year:
TV station met TV station on Wednesday morning. And not just the morning, we’re talking 5 AM, the early morning.
Nonetheless ABC12 drove just minutes over to Davison High School to talk all things DTV. Marc Jacobson and the morning crew rolled in at 4:30. From then on we went live for teases, interviews and talking about DTV’s current projects, especially Undrinkable. It nearly has 42,000 views as of Wednesday, and its only growing larger. More and more people are learning about how the Flint water crisis became what it is, notably with help from Michael Moore’s tweets and independent news organizations shouting out the documentary. If you still haven’t seen it, click here.
ABC12’s coverage from this morning is here.
A package rolls into Davison High School on a warm September day. The address reads, “Randy Scott, Davison High School”.
Inside the package, and the other packages to come, lies the future of Davison High School’s television station.
The Broadcast Pix Granite Switcher is the key piece to the re-invention of DTV in this new school year. The switcher runs the show when we’re live. It controls how we present ourselves on-air during live events. Not only that, but soon it will be the main center for all of our graphics as well. With that said, it is without a doubt the most important piece!
Another key piece to our live event broadcasts is the brand new cameras we got. The Sony PXW-X320 XDCAM’s are top-notch cameras that DTV will be using for big events such as football games and live concerts at DHS. These changes mean DTV can finally move from analog to Digital, and now we can shoot and edit all videos in High Definition.
The newest addition to our upgrade is our new audio board, the Soundcraft LX7ii. Not only will our video look good, it will sound great. This board allows us to preview our audio without having to put sound out on air.
These upgrades have been 10 years in the making. Everything was paid for by funds raised by the DTV program, Career Tech Education funds, and generous help from the Davison Schools administration.
With all of these changes a new foundation has been created for the DTV program to continue to grow and create great television and educational experiences for years to come.