By Mitch Holt, Staff Writer
Behind Sing Song’s choreographed songs and club and class competitions, a video production crew works around the clock to provide professional video for the production.
Much of the Sing Song video crew prefers being behind the scenes rather than being in the spotlight.
Producer and director Scott Delony, junior electronic media major from Houston, said he loves filming Sing Song and playing such a big part in the show without people knowing he is there.
Delony said Sing Song is mostly about clubs and classes delivering their prepared routines. Many Sing Song participants who complain about the event’s late night preparation don’t realize the hard work of the production team.
“For the Sing Song video, our job is critical,” Delony said. “If there was no production crew, there wouldn’t be a video.”
“The equipment ACU provides for the video crew is advanced enough for what needs to be done,” he said.
The crew would like newer and better equipment, but the school does a good job of keeping decent equipment around for Sing Song, he said.
Michelle Ordener, senior electronic media major from Waco, said in the past she preferred being on the performance side of Sing Song, but since she began helping with the technical side, she prefers her new task.
Sing Song’s video technical crew works long hours before and after each show and practice. In reality, the technical crew’s job becomes more tedious than the tasks of the performers, Delony said.
The technical crew will be working many hours to make this year’s Sing Song video a solid production, he said.
“The show could be run without the video crew. As far as supplementing the show, we add that extra ‘wow’ factor by having the main action on the screens while the show is going on and performing several other important tasks.”