Video Student Wins National Contest

Harrison Brailey

Harrison Braley

Harrison Braley wanted to give his mom, Danielle, something special for Mother’s Day this year. And that he did! Using the skills he learned in NEIT’s Video and Audio Production Technology program, Harrison entered the 2014 CertainTeed Exterior Living Spaces® Home Makeover Contest. Each year CertainTeed invites homeowners to submit 30 to 90 second videos that showcase why their home needs a makeover using the company’s expansive line of home improvement products.

Harrison used his creativity and filmed and edited his 1 ½ minute video, “Nightmare on My Street”. Harrison’s mom explained, “He used a sepia filter depicting “scary” conditions of our home that included rotting window sills, peeling paint and even “creepy” critter damage accompanied by eerie background music and descriptive subtitles.” His video qualified for the final round by placing in the Top 10 as selected by Facebook users. CertainTeed’s panel of judges chose the Grand Prize finalists based on creativity (70%), theme (20%) and need (10%).

Congratulations to Harrison for winning a special second place prize that included installation of siding, trim, and roofing products for his home, as well as $500 for the videographer! Needless to say, the Braley family was extremely excited. Harrison’s video may be viewed on CertainTeed’s Facebook page.IMG_9305

New England Tech Produces The Big Break Contest Video – Airs During Idol Finale

Cardi’s Furniture and Channel 12’s “The Rhode Show” host a battle of the bands competition each year called the “Big Break Contest“. This year’s winning band, Fly Kite Canvas, received a 60 second commercial (music video) that aired on the American Idol finale on May 16, 2013. Cardi’s produced the commercial and purchased the air time.

2013 Big Break video by New England Tech Rhode Island'

For the past several years, the video has been shot in various locations, but this year New England Tech was approached to produce the video in our recording studio at the East Greenwich Rhode Island campus.

Check out the videos below to see the behind the scenes production and the final product!

Behind The Scenes

The Final Product: Fly Kite Canvas

Special thanks to Tom Strolla, Professor/Department Chair, Video and Audio Production/Digital Recording Arts, for coordinating this project giving New England Tech valuable TV exposure!