“Multimedia Showcase Live,” the fourth annual multimedia event highlighting the best work of students in Delaware Technical Community College’s Communications program, will once again take over the Milton Theatre on Wednesday, April 25, at 6 p.m.
Featuring exhibits in videography, photography, creative writing, audio and graphic design, the Multimedia Showcase will also host a live broadcast of the entire event on YouTube. The broadcast, hosted by current Communications students Willie Brown, Olivia Tennefoss, and Brayden Ostan, will include additional footage, live interviews, on-stage performances, and the entire video portion of the program.
“This has become such a meaningful event for our program and allowed us to work in emerging areas such as augmented and virtual reality,” said Department Chairperson Rob Rector. “But the livestream this year is perhaps our most audacious effort yet, giving students experience with producing a live show and also allowing friends and family members who cannot attend a chance to view the entire show wherever they are.”
Creative Writing instructor Jennifer Morley has been working with students throughout the semester to prepare them for their on-stage performances. “For many students, this is the first time that they get to read their own work in public, and because they often write about real experiences and struggles, they come away from it feeling empowered, engaged, and more confident,” she said. “It is a unique event where they can have a voice.”
OC98 disc jockey Magellan, a graduate of the Communications program, will emcee the event, and usher in the best of the video and news productions, as well as the creative writing class students. Student photography, graphic designs, podcasts, and writing will be on display around the theater. The Communications department will stream the whole event live on YouTube at: youtu.be/sfx5pKY2m6E.
Instructor Jessica Farley said she enjoys seeing the reaction of her students on the evening of the event. “It’s an opportunity for students to dress up for a night on the ‘red carpet’ at the Milton Theatre,” she said. “We are able to recognize exceptional student work, which is always the result of great effort and attention to detail, and our department feels very strongly that students try harder and give more when they know they’ll be showcased in front of their family and friends.”
The livestream will feature a number of pre-recorded interviews with the featured artists as well as live interviews with showcase participants. Communications students Brown, Tennefoss, and Ostan will guide viewers through an inside look of the event.
“The idea behind it was for our students to be able to share the big night with as many people as possible who may not be able to attend in person,” Rector said. “Additionally, they will receive first-hand practice on producing a live televised show and all that goes into it.”
“It’s a great experience for them,” he added. “And I have no doubt that all three will prove to be engaging, energetic hosts.”
Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. and the livestream begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is free. Those interested in attending should arrive early, as the event has proven very popular in the last few years. For more information, call Rector at 302-530-6470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees at the 2017 Multimedia Showcase at the Milton Theatre enjoy a variety of video shorts created by the Delaware Technical Community College Communications students.
A selection of photography by Delaware Tech Communications students is displayed at the 2017 Multimedia Showcase at the Milton Theatre.
Delaware Tech — the First State’s only community college — offers academic, technical, community education, and workforce development comprising more than 100 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Delaware Tech has four campuses across Delaware in Georgetown, Dover, Stanton and Wilmington. For more information about Delaware Tech, visit www.dtcc.edu.