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Viking Media gets in focus as winter season approaches

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Ellie Henderson, North Life Editor

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As Niles North High School dashes into the winter sports season, Viking Media gears up to take on the forthcoming challenges of live production.

Viking Media began six years ago and was known then as Audio Visual Club (AV Club). Niles North was one of the first high schools in the area to be able to live stream and produce sporting events. Throughout the years of production Viking Media has had growth, improvements, and new technology to deliver a professional live stream. 

Since October 2012, Viking Media has streamed over 275 events and had over 200k views.

“Viking Media is a growing club with a lot of potential” Jeff Garcia, junior, said.

According to Robert Henderson, Viking Media live streams over 40 sporting events throughout the school year. Three years ago Viking Media had over 40k people watching for the sectional swimming stream.

In Viking Media you learn how to announce, direct, film and produce sporting events that appear live on Youtube. Viking Media started live streaming on High School Cube from October 2012 to March 2018 and than Viking Media created a Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/nnvikingmedia which now is used as its prime distribution.

On March 2, 2018 they uploaded their first Youtube video which featured John Liss from WBBM Radio, Rob Johnson and Irika Sargent from CBS News Chicago congratulating Niles North Video Media on 250 live streams. Since their first upload Viking Media has almost 200 subscribers and over 8,000 views.

“Viking Media has had many great accomplishments and it’s a very fun and hand-on club,” Ethan Umana said.

Viking Media meets on Fridays after school at 3:30 p.m. in room 1015 (AAL Help Desk). Viking Media is sponsored by Robert Henderson. You are more than welcome to stop by room 1015 throughout the day during your free periods to find out more information or to talk to Henderson. 

“We have over 50 students who learn how to direct, write, camera and announce for these games and are very excited for what the future holds and be the best that we can be” Robert Henderson said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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