Help D-EVN! Become a Volunteer!
To volunteer, you can view our schedules and sign-up for events using the "Game Schedule & Sign-Up for Volunteers" link that is provided on the left. If you are new to volunteering, we also need you to fill out our your Contact Information using the "Volunteer Contact Information Form" link provided at the left-hand side of this web-page as well. You can also volunteer by contacting D-E Technology Director Bryan Berg (at firstname.lastname@example.org).
D-EVN needs YOU!
The Dover-Eyota Video Network began producing coverage of D-E Boys and Girls Basketball home games in December of 2015. That season, we were able to "scrounge" together a small group of volunteers to help make that coverage possible in 2015-2016, but we did have trouble getting volunteers for the Wrestling matches and the Spring Sports Season. In the Fall of 2017, volunteers made it possible for the broadcast of two home football games as well as six home girls' soccer matches. The winter of 2016-2017 was even better with all home wrestling matches broadcast and volunteers were able to broadcast 25 of 27 of the home varsity events! We continue to struggle with spring sports coverage, but in the Fall of 2017 we had volunteers for all the home FB games and all the Girls soccer matches as well as a handful of Boys soccer matches, and the winter season was another good one with nearly all the boys and girls basketball games and home wrestling matches covered once again! To keep things going we'll need to have more willing and able volunteers!
Our productions require at least one person: a camera operator. The productions are better when we have a camera person paired with an announcer and updating the graphics. Even better is a three person team, and an ideal production would use four volunteers: a camera operator, two announcers and a graphics operator. We would like to start incorporating some school-related short videos into the productions, and we'll have a bigger role for a graphics person to do some simple scorekeeping and starting those preloaded videos!
D-EVN's goal is to provide coverage of virtually all home Varsity events, during the 2018-2019 fall and winter seasons. We are still hopeful that down the road we hope that D-EVN will be Dover-Eyota school and community events such as music concerts, School Board Meetings and City Council meetings
BUT - that will take "people-power", and that's where you come in!
Help out D-EVN as a volunteer.
Be an ANNOUNCER!: Know and love a sport? Become an announcer! Not sure about the ins and outs? Dover-Eyota's Technology Director, Bryan Berg, has worked as a sports announcer for KORD (Concordia Colleg-Moorhead's Campus Radio), KFIL, KVGO, Winona Radio, CCTV, STEW-19 and KING-11 for over 20 years with eight years as KFIL Radio's Sports Director. Bryan is more than happy to draw on his experiences and show you what you'll need, and give you tips and pointers for doing a great job. Bryan's #1 tip? Don't be afraid of making a mistake, because every announcer makes them! The #2 tip is to HAVE FUN and STAY POSITIVE! Bryan also helps prep for the varsity sports broadcasts by gathering info and stats that you can use! An example of a great student announcer on YouTube.
Run the CAMERA!: There are basics for running the camera, and they are a little different for each sport, but we'll train you! The fundamental rule is to follow the ball. From there, you can start getting more creative! The best way to learn what a camera does is to watch a sporting event on TV or online and really look at the kinds of views you are seeing! That's the basics! It's easy, and it's fun! - Examples of camera shots to use for games (basic rule of thumb, stay somewhat wide and follow the ball): basketball, soccer, football. and volleyball
Do the GRAPHICS! The software that the NFHS Network provides for us includes several fun and helpful graphics options such as scoreboards that can be shown on the screen at all times, informational graphics (such as "Keys to the Game"), as well as the ability for us to create our own graphics. In a nutshell, a lot of the graphics that are used for professional broadcasts are available for our productions as well! Down the road, we hope to create and use informational and sponsor-driven videos that we can also play during our broadcasts. To really make the graphics work well requires a person to handle those during the productions. It sounds complicated, but it's not! It's easy to learn, and changing graphics is basically two steps...a click and a click of the mouse! Consider handling graphics as a volunteer! An example of a basketball game with NFHS graphics in full use (on YouTube)
There are other ways to get involved! You can record a community event and provide us the video to have uploaded for viewing on-demand, as one such option! To volunteer, just contact D-E Technology Director Bryan Berg (at ).
Thank you! We look forward to having you help make D-EVN productions the best they can be!