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View From the U EPICS

View From the U grew from various attempts to kickstart video production within Student Media and the drive and desire of two students. From a single show to now several shows, the production quality and storytelling of VFTU has always been EPIC. This year, new categories and awards are being offered for students creating content with VFTU to compete in.

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VFTU EPICS Categories & Rules

Anyone that participates in VFTU can submit entries for these EPICS, including the creator of the work. Unless indicated otherwise, all entries must be made by March 31, 2021.

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Team Member of the Year

The recipient of this category showed exceeding levels of dedication and enthusiasm to their respective projects. They always make deadlines on time and typically do more than what is expected of them. No entries are needed, this award is chosen by leadership of VFTU.

Best Episode

This category evaluates the production and content quality of a single episode of a segment. Different episodes of the same segment may be submitted as separate entries. Submit a link to a single episode from throughout the school year.

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Best Editing

This category evaluates the quality of editing for a video. This could be from any of our four segments. The quality of editing is dictated by how well their edit worked towards the goal of that segment. How well did the Undeclared edit work in terms of being funny and entertaining? How well did the What’s in Your View edit work in terms of connecting with our audience? How well did the 60 Seconds edit work in terms of informing? How well did the Short Sports edit work in terms of informing and portraying a specific sport? And how did the edit work in terms of effectively communicating a story.

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Best Performance

This is specifically for our Undeclared Segment. This category evaluates commitment to a role and how funny the performance was. The recipient of this award showed dedication in their costume, lines, and storytelling through acting.

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Best Show

This category evaluates the overall production quality, consistency, and content quality of an entire segment. Entries should consist of up to a 10 minute clip of at least 3 different episodes from the current year (10 minutes total, not per episode). You may also submit a link to the recording on Google Drive. Please be sure to set sharing settings appropriately.

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Best Host

This is specifically for our Short Sports and What’s In Your View Segment. This category evaluates the presence of an on screen host. This is not a performance as they are presenting themselves as they are to the camera. Do they have good energy? Do they show their personality? How well do they communicate information from a script? How well do they communicate to interviewees?

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Grand EPICS Categories & Rules

Don’t forget that anyone in Student Media can submit entries for the Grand EPICS. Click each one below to make your entry! Unless indicated otherwise, all entries must be made by March 31, 2021.

Best Stupid Thing

Submit the best stupid thing that happened with your team. It can be a quote, a bad headline, a random video, biggest editing goof, or anything that made you laugh. If we get enough entries, we’ll select a winner from each team and have them compete for the overall Best Stupid Thing. (Submit a file, a story, a link – whatever.)