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TV-10 celebrates 40 years of tradition

Samantha Flory / Photographer: To conclude the weekend of TV 10’s 40th anniversary, an Alumni Reception was held in the Alumni Center on Saturday. Many old friends, colleagues, faculty and staff came to see guest speakers and catch up.

Samantha Flory / Photographer:
To conclude the weekend of TV-10’s 40th anniversary, an Alumni Reception was held in the Alumni Center on Saturday. Many old friends, colleagues, faculty and staff came to see guest speakers and catch up.

In celebration of TV-10’s 40th anniversary, the news station held a Video Show and Tell at 4 p.m. on March 22 in Schroeder Room 130.

More than 20 TV-10 alumni and current students submitted videos that were three minutes or less to be showcased. The videos ranged from commercials to live event coverage. After each video, if the person was present they gave some commentary to the audience.

“I think it went really well. A lot of people were here and it was really interesting [seeing] the variety of shots and stories,” production coordinator Bob Carroll said.

“They were all interesting. So many different varieties that it was hard to say just one was great.”

There were a few videos on tornado relief in Washington, IL and Washington County, IA. Businesses like Country Financial, State Farm and Caterpillar explained what they did to help the towns move forward. There was a trailer for a Sriracha documentary, along with a behind the scenes commercial for the Super Bowl called “Quest for G” that never aired and featured athletes Kevin Garnett and Usain Bolt. There was also an interview with stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James from the upcoming film “Divergent.”

The first video was a traditional live report given during one of the worst snow storms in Chicago this winter. The reporter was on camera describing the conditions including the snow coming up to his knees. During the commentary, he told everyone how he and the cameraman changed socks and gloves several times and even had to sit in a random car for heat at one point.

This year the show and tell featured videos from twin brothers Jesse and Jordon Arseneau. Jesse Arseneau did coverage for an event at Aldi called 90-second Grocery Grab. One contestant, Stephanie, won a drawing to collect as many groceries as possible in 90 seconds. She left that day with over $700 in free groceries.

“I led her questioning in a way that she would speak positively and she had never shopped at Aldi before either so I staged the question in a way to get her to do it,” Arseneau said.

“[The video] was shot in under an hour and edited in a couple hours and sent to them right away.”

Jordan Arseneau won an Emmy for his editing done with the series “Chicago’s Best.” The video he showed featured one of the parts of the series giving “best burger” to Byron’s Hot Dogs in Irving Park. The restaurant is known for giving customers whatever they want on their burger and the four patty burger called Lord Byron.

The videos were also touching, like one about a daughter and her father who is a war veteran and was unaware of his stage four lung cancer. There were also comical videos such as a man who takes famous shows like Star Trek and makes them into cartoons for fun. The evening was full of variety and creativity.

After the Video Show and Tell, the visitors got ready to head to the Alumni Center for the Alumni Reception. This event lasted from 6 to 11 p.m. and was the finale of TV-10’s anniversary. There was food, drinks and a WZND DJ. Alumni and current students got to network, speak with friends and celebrate 40 years of TV-10.

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