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PLNU News

26
Feb

PRESS RELEASE
Point Loma Nazarene University
Contact: Ross Nederhoff (505) 999-8662
Point TV: Channel 23 
Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358

Date: February 25, 2015
Written by: Ross Nederhoff

PLNU Sportscasting History is Made: 

 First Remote Basketball Cablecast From Point TV Studio Control Room 

On February 26, 2015, Point TV produced their first ever remote cablecast from the Point TV studio control room. The production featured a live cablecast of PLNU’s men’s and women’s basketball games against Notre Dame Namur for Loma Sports Tonight, Point TV’s sports focused program.

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Although Point TV is no stranger to live basketball tapings, this particular production was a historic first: PLNU media communication and broadcast journalism majors directed and switched the show in the Point TV studio control room. This differs from previous shows which required a remote studio control room to be set up in Golden Gymnasium.  By using the existing control room, students were able to not only switch between cameras and add graphics and cablecast the game with the regular play-by-play and color commentary talent, but also include studio talent throughout the cablecast.  This new ability greatly simplifies production and will expand the ease and number of cablecasts in the future. 

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This new ability is based on PLNU’s visionary fiber-optics installations on campus—which will allow for a number of other more efficient recording—including events in the ARC, Crill Auditorium, and the annual commencement  ceremonies that occur in the Greek Amphitheatre.  

Producer of Loma Sports Tonight, Hilary Zeber, explained the experience in her own words saying, “This episode was such a seamless one to produce. The planning was more complex initially, but once we had the cameras, fiber optic cables, and other equipment in place and functional, the rest of the process was so much easier. I never thought we would be able to control cameras in the gym from halfway across campus in the studio! It was such a neat change to be a part of.”

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Besides simplifying setup, the cutting-edge configuration also allowed more possibilities in the studio. News, discussion, and commentary by anchors Ross Nederhoff and Madisen Steele were interspersed among the various segments of the basketball games. Because of this, Loma Sports Tonight was able to provide a richer presentation overall. 

“The fact that we were able to mimic the format of shows like Sports Center and Outside the Lines was super fun! I think it made our show a lot more professional and entertaining. Viewers want to see varied content, and the added studio moments definitely helped us provide that.” commented Madisen Steele. 

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Point TV is also looking forward to improving upon and expanding their use of this technology in the coming years. Media Communication head, Dr. Alan Hueth, spoke on his enthusiasm and expectations for the new tools:  

“This technological addition will greatly enhance our sports production capabilities and I expect our students to take advantage of that and really expand their skill sets and job possibilities as they leave PLNU.”   

For more information on Loma Sports Tonight, Point TV, or the studio, please contact Alan Hueth at AlanHueth@pointloma.edu or Ross Nederhoff at rossnederhoff1006@pointloma.edu.

Communications & Theatre
18
Feb

Congratulations to Stephen Rinker, and Nik Top!

These wonderful pianists earned the following awards:

Stephen Rinker - 3rd Place, CAPMT State Contemporary Music Festival

Nik Top - 2nd Place, CAPMT State Honors Auditions

Music
18
Feb

Congratulations to Stephen Rinker, and Nik Top!

These wonderful pianists earned the following awards:

Stephen Rinker - 3rd Place, CAPMT State Contemporary Music Festival

Nik Top - 2nd Place, CAPMT State Honors Auditions

Music
18
Feb

PRESS RELEASE

Point Loma Nazarene University

Contact: Ross Nederhoff (505) 999-8662

Point TV: Channel 23 

Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358

Date: February 16, 2015

Written by: Ross Nederhoff

 

Point TV Brings Arrested Development Television Star Tony Hale to PLNU

Point TV will be hosting its second Film Forum of the 2014-15 school year this coming Friday, February 20th. The film forums are a time for film students, professors, and film junkies to engage in thoughtful and inspiring conversation about media with professionals from the industry. Past guests have included producer Ralph Winter (X-Men series, Star Trek, and others), Dean Batalli (That 70’s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and others), Jason Carter (PLNU 2004 alumnus), DreamWorks and Disney (Shrek, Monsters vs. Aliens, Planes and Planes 2), and Short Term 12 producer and director, Destin Daniel Cretton.

This year’s forum will be taking place in Crill Auditorium. The event will be focusing on the television show, Arrested Development. Tony Hale, one of the series’ principal actors, will be in attendance in order to present his work and guide discussion. An episode of Arrested Development will be shown, followed by guided and open question and answer sessions. Snacks will also be served.

Hale has recently gained a strong following while starring on Fox’s smart and scintillating Arrested Development the past several years. He is currently co-starring with Julia Louis Dreyfus in HBO’s Veep. Tony also won his first Emmy in 2013 for his performance in Veep. Hale’s film credits include The Heat, Happythankyoumoreplease, The Informant and Stranger than Fiction. Along with these, he has also acted in numerous other television programs such as Law & Order, Good Vibes, and About a Boy. He will soon be appearing in the upcoming films American Ultra and Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers.

Hale’s recent impacts on Hollywood have been far-reaching. His comedic and carefree  persona has captured the attention of many fans, directors, producers, and other creative individuals. His character and charisma have also impacted Caleb Daniels, Point TV’s current Station Manager. 

“Tony is a great Christian guy doing great work in Hollywood. I was lucky enough to meet him last year, so when it came time to plan this event, he came immediately to the top of my list of people I would like to have come speak. We're hoping that by bringing him in, he can speak into what it's like to try and be successful in the film industry and be Christian. For those that aren't hoping to pursue a career in the industry, we're hoping it'll be a night of entertaining dialogue.” Daniels explains. 

The screening is open to the entire PLNU community, and all who attend will have the opportunity to not only view the feature film, but participate in a Q&A with Hale after the forum. It will occur in Crill Auditorium on Friday, February 20th, from 6-8 pm. 

 

For more information on the film forum or on Tony Hale, please contact Alan Hueth at AlanHueth@pointloma.edu or Ross Nederhoff at rossnederhoff1006@pointloma.edu.

Communications & Theatre
16
Feb

Point Loma Nazarene University voice students and alumni from the studio of Dr. J. Craig Johnson again win big at the La Jolla Symphony Young Artists Competition 2015. Congratulations to Jack French, baritone, ENCOURAGEMENT, vocal;  Kiana Bell, mezzo-soprano, MOST PROMISING, vocal;  Christen Horne, soprano, SECOND PLACE, vocal; and Anthony Whitson-Martini, baritone, FIRST PLACE, vocal.

Music
12
Feb

On Monday, February 9th PLNU students and faculty kicked off the trans-disciplinary Hello Friends! campaign on the San Diego campus.  A real-world sustainable collaboration among PLNU students, faculty, and staff, Hello Friends! received second place in the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries national competition focused on water justice. The team from PLNU was awarded an implementation grant for the campaign, along with $7,500 which they selected to use for a Beauty for Ashes scholarship at PLNU to support survivors of human trafficking.

Monday’s campaign announcement launched a week of activities aimed at connecting the PLNU community and Pastor Celestin Chishibanji from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “While listening and learning from the community in the DRC, our campaign also seeks to educate and inform the college community about global poverty, clean water obstacles, and hygiene/sanitation challenges experienced by our friends living in another part of the world,” says Dr. Rob Gailey, who directs PLNU’s Center for International Development and led the PLNU team in the project development.

Using web, social media, and daily programmed activities the campaign seeks to raise awareness about access to fresh water, hygiene and sanitation. The ultimate goal is to fund the completion of the first water well at Ep. Mutombo Primary School and Mutowa Institute in the DRC. According to Courtney Mayer, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design at PLNU, who guided her design students in design and branding, the campaign “will use a variety of technology and media: identity, print, web, built environmental space, and social media. We want to open hearts and minds and make a positive social impact in the lives of all who participate.”

During the course of the campaign, students hosted a variety of events focused on clean water access and hygiene; from soap making to a campus wide toothbrush drive. All items made and received will be delivered to the DRC this summer as a part of PLNU’s established LoveWorks program. Fundraising for the well is built into all programming and the week concludes with Friday’s community clean up at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, which borders the campus along the Pacific.

Both Gailey and Mayer recognize that, Hello Friends! clearly integrates the values expressed in the PLNU Mission. “We aspire to put faith into action by using our God-given gifts and talents and hope to see this sustainable trans-disciplinary model developed at other university campuses (and perhaps among local churches), with their own chosen linked communities, educational programming and philanthropy,” said Gailey.

 

For more information on Hello Friends!, http://www.hellofriendsplnu.org/ 

External Relations, Office of Community & Government Relations, PLNU