STN Convention Info
Thank you for coming to the STN 2014 Convention!
STN 2014 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
ANDREW JENKS – Producer/Director
At age 19, Andrew moved into an assisted living facility and produced a documentary about the residents titled, ANDREW JENKS, ROOM 335, that turned into an international hit.
At 21, ESPN financed Andrew's second film, THE ZEN OF BOBBY V, which tracked Bobby Valentine, an American baseball coach who has become a national icon in Japan.
In 2010, Jenks created MTV's WORLD OF JENKS, focusing on stories not normally told: from a young homeless woman, to a physically abused football star, to a young adult with Autism. Jenks imbedded himself in their lives and tells their stories from an insider view.
Jenks was the face for MTV News' coverage for the 2012 Presidential Election, traveling the country speaking with Millennials and asking questions to Presidential candidates.
In 2013, Andrew created the All American High School Film Festival, a showcase for talented high school filmmakers and media arts enthusiasts from around the world.
Jenks is currently in production on projects including a partnership with the MAC (Cosmetics) AIDS Fund, to develop a feature length documentary about personal stories of young people from around the world whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS and a documentary centered on the 2005 murder trial and controversial conviction, of college student Ryan Ferguson.
Andrew Jenks epitomizes the spirit of STN: the drive to identify a real story, the courage to tell the story and the skill to present the story in our medium.
2014 STN CONVENTION SCHEDULE
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STN 2014 CONVENTION SCHOLARSHIPS
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STN 2014 CONVENTION
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KEY NOTE INTRODUCTION
Park Hill High School
US EDUCATION TV LIVE INTERVIEWS
Arcadia High School
Carlsbad High School
CLOSING CEREMONY HOSTS
Royse City High School
Park Hill South High School
CLOSING CEREMONY PRESENTERS
McAllen High School
Whitney High School
Texas High School
Norwood High School
Lee's Summit West
Fort Mill High School
Creekside High School
Castaic Middle School
Palos Verdes High School
STN CONVENTION UPDATE:
JANUARY 15, 2014
Your school must be a current member of STN to register for the convention. We will accept new members who would like to attend the convention at any time.
The online registration system will close on February 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm Pacific time. This will allow us to prepare the materials for the convention.
We will re-open the registration system onsite. However, there will be no guarantees of available space in contests so we encourage you to register before February 18. Changes made after February 18 will incur additional charges. Please see "Payments, Refunds and Changes" online.
- MIDDLE SCHOOL ONE DAY PASS
STN is offering the one day pass on Friday March 21 for middle schools as a way to introduce middle school students to the excitement of an STN convention. The pass is only $50 and includes the Opening Ceremony, professional sessions, exhibit booths and some specialized middle school discussions. Day Pass registrants may not enter contests. Please register via the online system.
All convention fees must be paid in order to participate in onsite contests during convention. Payment can be made by credit card or check. Purchase orders do not constitute payment; they are only a promissory note for payment. If necessary, you can bring your payment to the convention. However, your onsite registration may be delayed.
- Sweet 16 Convergent Media
This new contest challenges a high school team to create a website based on the prompt. Each team will receive credentials at the briefing from US Education TV for a new site. We urge you to sign up NOW for a free US Education TV site so you will be ready for this contest.
- Sweet 16 Editing and Food
STN has planned for 107 Sweet 16 tables – they will be taken on a first-come basis. One table per Sweet 16 registration. You may NOT bring outside food into the edit room. However, you may cater food in from the Orange County Convention Center. Please contact Melinda Kieffer
We have also arranged for custom vouchers. Here's how it works:
You come up with a price point. For example, each voucher is worth $10.
You decide how many $10 vouchers you need – let's say you need 50 ($500 worth).
You arrange for the vouchers with Melinda and pay 80% up front ($400.00)
You design and print the voucher using the template and get it approved.
You distribute the vouchers and they are used onsite.
You pay the last 20% and any additional at the end of the show.
We have reserved a large block of rooms at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. Our block guarantee will end on February 18 when registration closes. After February 18, Rosen Plaza will no longer guarantee rooms or the current rate we have negotiated. There are several other events taking place in the area at the same time and rooms will be scarce and expensive. We encourage you to register for the convention and then register for your rooms by February 18 using the form on the STN website. Please do not hold extra rooms you do not need.
The Rosen Plaza Hotel is connected to the Orange County Convention Center.
The following contests have more than 50% of the available entries filled. Please register early to ensure your contest selections:
Man on the Street
Sweet 16 Broadcast
Sweet 16 Film
Students may only register for ONE contest (plus Sweet 16). High school students can only enter high school contests and middle school students can only enter middle school contests. No exceptions!
EDITORS – Please assign only 2 editors per supervised edit contest. The Edit Room is full!
Students registered for a contest are the only ones who may produce the entry.
- Anchor Team and Live Reporting Team
These two contests have changed for 2014. Each team is responsible for recording their own entry. The "team" can be one person, but they will have to lock down a camera and record themselves. Or, it can be up to 4 students on the team.
- Multimedia Journalist
This contest is entered by one student only. They will prepare a video, still shots and a written article.
- Contest Map
With the exception of Sweet 16, all contests must be produced within a mapped area close to the hotel. The map will be made available onsite. Teams that go outside the map will be penalized points by the judges.
- TRAINING SESSIONS
Training Sessions are hands-on classes taught by professionals in the industry at deeply discounted rates. Please sign up online with your regular registration. Don't miss this opportunity.
Creative Video Production Workshop – Final Cut and Premier
Intensive Visual Effects Workshop – After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
Shooting with a Pro – creative camera techniques
Film Craft: Hands on Techniques for film makers
Keepin' It Real: Critical Thinking – Poynter Institute
Keepin' It Real and Keepin' it Ethical – Poynter Institute
We have posted a link to discounted activities in the area. Click here for more information.
Full Sail University is offering tours of their campus with bus transportation included at no charge. This is a very exciting campus and we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities.
Why carry all your equipment and pay airline baggage fees? Luggage Free will pick up your stuff at your school and deliver it to the Rosen Plaza Hotel!
Quick Glance Schedule:
Thursday March 20
Sweet 16 Contests
Friday March 21
STN Showcase: Selected Winners from STN Contests
Saturday March 22
STN Nominee Screening
Sunday March 23
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