For this year’s event, Clear-Com provided their award-winning Arcadia Central Station, a scalable IP intercom platform integrating FreeSpeak Digital Wireless and HelixNet Digital Partyline systems and a range of IEM headsets and accessories.
Over 400 students considering a career in the media and entertainment industry participated in the event, engaging in experiences that introduced them to a complete range of media and broadcast technologies and disciplines including cloud, graphics, virtual, and post-production.
One highlight of the academy was a practicum for students to build a TV studio and production facility, produce, and participate in their very own game show, ‘Rise Up!’. Assisted by volunteers from the media industry, students received hands-on experience with the Arcadia intercom system and learned how essential a flexible intercom system is for production – from the camera operators to the game show host and all crew members in between. They also immersed themselves in the sound, video, graphics, and director/producer positions to fully understand how each role is integral to the entire production environment.