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2018 Student AV All Star Honorees

THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES – UPPER MIDWEST CHAPTER/FOUNDATION will recognize students who are an incredible technical asset to the overall success of a school or non-profit educational student video media program.

Educators could nominate a student from their school or organization’s media program. Students can be Juniors or Seniors and should be behind-the-scenes production personnel.

Recipients will be honored with certificates of recognition at the 2018 Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation Student Production Awards on Friday April 13th at the Crowne Plaza AiRE MSP Airport/Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.


Antonio Calles – Webster City High School

ANTONIO CALLES – WEBSTER CITY HIGH SCHOOL (IA) – Antonio has the ability to pick up new ideas and skills very quickly. As a one of the few 4 year students in the WCTV program Antonio has seen and done every part of WCHS productionS. Antonio helps student reporters with equipment needs, story design and interviews, taping, and post editing. This season as technical director, Antonio oversees all the on screen graphics, runs the switcher and record deck during the show, and helps out wherever else needed. Antonio knows how to setup and operate both our sets of field and studio cameras. Antonio can use Adobe Premiere to edit multi track video and audio projects. Antonio knows how to operate and run our Broadcast Pix production switcher and how to change the switcher setup from the school’s 3-camera weekly show to the school’s 7-camera sports setup. Antonio knows how to setup and operate portable field switcher for on-location events.

Jonathan Karr – North Valley Career & Technology Center (ND)

JONATHAN KARR – NORTH VALLEY CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER (ND) – Jonathan Karr is the leader of his team in class. NVCTC video editing class has partnered with the local theater in town with producing commercials to play before the movie trailers. The students set up meetings with area business’ marketing personnel and sell advertising commercial packages to be played before a movie at the theater. Jonathan works well with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere. He has been given tasks with quick deadlines and is able to produce a high quality project in the end. Word of his skills have traveled across the district and the elementary principal has called for him to create numerous projects for their school.

McKinley Kingbird & Clifford Jones – Bemidji High School

MCKINLEY KINGBIRD & CLIFFORD JONES – BEMIDJI HIGH SCHOOL (MN) – McKinley Kingbird & Clifford Jones are both seniors at Bemidji High School who have been involved in video production & the schools weekly show “Lumberjack Live” since their sophomore year. This is a student produced, directed show with emphasis on storytelling, camera work, Audio work and editing as our main focus each week. Kingbird & Jones really eat sleep and breath video production. If they are not filming something for our school show, they are on the stage crew for all the productions that the school offers. school plays, concerts, sports broadcast, pep-fest, dinner shows and volcamotive performances etc. Cliff and Mac are true classroom leaders.


Adeboye Olaniyan – Wartburg College (IA)

ADEBOYE OLANIYAN – WARTBURG COLLEGE (IA) – Adeboye has been working with Wartburg’s media department since his first day on campus and brings so much more beyond audio and video knowledge. He developed and deployed two mobile applications for Knight Vision. He is the online manager for the campus newspaper and radio station websites helping students post content with wordpress. Adeboye also designed both websites and recently included a full-page online magazine layout for the newspaper site. Adeboye is a lifelong learner who is always trying new techniques and online training for different audio/video equipment and software. Teachers say all of Adeboye’s peers look to him first when approached with any technical questions on campus, many time before they even ask college faculty or staff.