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Video Production Mentor

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Positions0 Remaining
ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Close DateJan 31, 2015 12:00am or when space runs out.
Age Limit21 and up
We need a video production mentor to help our FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team (see for details on FRC) create a high-quality, 3-minue video that showcases their team. This video will be a judged element in the team's submission for FRC's highest award — the Chairman's Award.

Project must be complete no later than February 23, 2015, for submission at the team's first regional competition of the 2015 season. If the team does not receive a Regional Chairman's Award at that event, there are two additional regional competitions over the course of the four weeks following February 23 where it will also be eligible for this award. If the team succeeds in receiving their third consecutive Regional Chairman's Award, it will be eligible to compete for the Championship Chairman's Award at FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, MO, in April 2015.

FIRST Team 2468, Team Appreciate, is a highly successful team. Not only has it received Regional Chairman's Awards in 2013 and 2014, but it also won a regional robotics competition in both those years. Team Appreciate also received three regional entrepreneurship awards in 2014, as well as many other awards both in 2014 and every year since its rookie FRC year in 2008.

Team Appreciate has also pre-qualified for to participate in the robotics competition at the 2015 FIRST World Championships by being the recipient of the 2015 Curie Division Engineering Inspiration Award at last year's championship event. In fact, if you saw the movie "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction," you may have noticed one of the team's competition robots, Spud, shooting basketballs.

This is an energetic, creative, bright group of high-school juniors and seniors who work hard to produce quality results. All they need is someone with great video production chops to help guide them in the right direction.
Knowledge/skills in video production, editing, scripting, etc. Availability of video production/editing equipment a plus, but not required.

Must complete background screening (done through GivePulse) or include another screened mentor in all meetings with students. Must include another screened mentor on all emails with students.
PerksGet to work with great kids who can renew your excitement about your work and the future.
Team t-shirt. Optional opportunities to travel with team to competition events (2015: Dallas, Lubbock, San Antonio, St. Louis). Invitation to end-of-year awards banquet.
Great networking opportunity as you get to know both the great robotics teachers at Westlake and the other great mentors for the team, most of whom are area business professionals who donate their time to this great program, as well a parents of the students on the team.
Parking DetailsParking is available at the high school near the robotics shop. Contact WESTA for details on exact location.
CausesChildren & Youth Computers & Technology Education Media & Broadcasting
SkillsMentoring Multimedia Photography
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Location: Meetings can be held in or near the robotics shop or off-campus., Westlake High School, 4100 Westbank Drive, Austin, TX 78746