TCF Students Intern at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

TCF students working at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
TCF students Sheena Perryman, left front, Taylor Kern, far left, and Holly Jackson, right, set up video cameras at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Thursday before the Casting Crowns concert. The amphitheater offers University of Alabama students experience with film and audio-visual equipment, and the venue gets high-quality video production without the cost of hiring a professional team.. Tuscaloosa News | Dusty Compton

From the Tuscaloosa News:

As Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Director Wendy Riggs sees it, an internship program that puts University of Alabama students behind cameras and banks of audio-visual equipment during concerts and other events is a win-win for everyone.

The students get practical experience producing live video at events, and the amphitheater — which likely could not afford the level of audio-visual production otherwise — gets a high-quality video product.

Riggs said the arrangement has also been popular with bands that have played the amphitheater because many tours don’t bring along their own video production.

“It has really been a great opportunity. At this point, I have already done a couple of big-name concerts,” said Alex Beatty, a 21-year-old senior from Orlando majoring in film.