Skills USA Video Competition 

Some budding broadcasters spent some time at TV-5 Friday. They were competing in the Maine Skills USA Competition.Eleven teams of high school and college students who have been studying video production at their schools, were taking part in the competition.Their task, to shoot a 30 second promo video for the station. They had an hour and a half to shoot the video, and two hours to edit. TV-5 Creative Services Manager, Paul Saliwanchik says “We’ve done these promos hundreds of times, but it was interesting to see some of these other kids, the angles they were taking, the different shots they were doing.”Benjamin Speed, Instructor at the Hancock County Technical Center says, “I think it’s very important for kids to be involved with Skills USA because it not only gives you a trade but it also gives you employability skills and leadership and teamwork and those skills are just as important as the technical skills.”The team from the New England School of Communications in Bangor won the Gold Medal for the college category. A team from Sanford took the top prize in the high school category.