Watch the student-video submissions!

Pebblebrook High School

Syracuse University

Stephens College

Palo Alto High School

Wayne High School

South Eugene High School

Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo

Desert Ridge High School

Carnegie Mellon University

Point Park University

Hamilton-Wenham High School

University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC)

Austin Community College

Hamilton-Wenham High School

Manhattan Middle School


California Institute of the Arts

Lake Zurich High School

University of Central Oklahoma

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Chapman University

Lake Forest High School

Pennsylvania State University

Ohlone College

Middlesex County College

Oklahoma City University

Illinois State University

Sewickley Academy

Independence Middle School, BPSD

Greece Athena High School

Texas Christian University

Siena Heights University

St. Anthony's High School

Wake Forest University

Parkview High School Theatre

Ridgeview Classical Schools

SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance/FUSITT

Cate School

Belleville East High School

University of Minnesota Department of Theatre and Dance

Maranatha College

Sheridan College

Arizona State University

Saratoga High School

Maranatha College

Lincoln-Way East High School, Frankfort, IL

Homeschooled Highschool Students From Madison

Evanston Township High School

Jewish Community High School of the Bay

Stephen F. Austin State University

University of Wisconsin

Juniata College

Nazareth College

Germantown Central School

of Music

Announcing the "Show Us Your ETC" student-video challenge winners!

"You made us laugh, you moved us, you amazed us and inspired us. You proved that the entertainment-technology world can look forward to an infusion of enthusiasm, talent and creativity from your generation. It was very tough to choose the winners. Thank you, all participants."
-- ETC CEO and 'Show Us Your ETC' video-judge Fred Foster

Plus, three honorable mentions:

Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL

Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA

Home-schooled high school students, Madison, WI

As first-prize winner, Juniata College will have first pick of either an ETC Eos, Ion®, or Element™ lighting-control console. CCM (College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati) will have second pick of the two remaining consoles. And Cal Arts (California Institute of the Arts) will receive the remaining console.

The contest was the brainchild of ETC IT specialist Jon Ironside (the bearded guy in contest promotions), who was also one of the three ETC judges. He summarized his take on the winners and why they registered as best of show. He praised the total package of Juniata College's top-prize entry: "I loved this video. It had everything I was looking for-it was funny, had a good story, incorporated ETC in a creative way, and had great production values. And who doesn't love zombies?" On 2nd-place CCM's tech-wizardry, Ironside said: "These people put some serious work into showing how they could use ETC products in a unique, unexpected and fun way. Not only did they come up with a great idea [pixel-mapping], but they put together a really well-made video to showcase it." On 3rd-place Cal Arts' ad-spoofs submission: "This is just a great example of a funny video that makes you want to send it on to all your friends, which is exactly the kind of thing I had in mind when I proposed this contest. It did a great job of combining those ETC-specific inside jokes with the commercial stereotypes we can all identify with."

ETC was also so impressed by three particular videos, all by high schoolers, that we have decided to award them honorable-mentions and prizes: to Lake Zurich High School (great story), five ETC Source Four® fixtures; to Palo Alto High School (cute stop-action), five ETC Source Four PARs; and to the home-schooled Madison students (great independent effort), a collection of books on lighting.

ETC wishes to thank renowned international lighting designer and author Richard Pilbrow, who showed his 'E' for enthusiasm too as one of ETC's three video judges. "What an adventure that turned out to be!" said Pilbrow. "I loved the diversity of the approaches. Some serious, some techie, some humorous, some touching, many imaginative and entertaining. An amazing set of submissions. I must say that I found judging to be very hard." ETC did too and will award an autographed copy of Pilbrow's recently-published book A Theatre Project to each of the submitting schools.

ETC announced the winners at the popular Student Session at USITT 2012, in Long Beach, CA, March 30th, 2012. The ten semifinalist video winners [listed below] will receive special ETC swag prizes.

Ten semifinalists, in *alphabetical* order:

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Home-schooled high school students, Madison, WI
Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL
Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
South Eugene High School, Eugene, OR


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