WVTV Places Second at Chicagoland Film Festival

Senior Natalie Rivera operates camera during a Waubonsie Valley football game. (photo credit / WVTV)

AURORA — Waubonsie Valley’s media production program earned second place in the Live Event Sports Coverage category at the 2022 Midwest Media Educators Association Film Festival on Friday.

WVTV was recognized for its broadcast of the Waubonsie Valley girls basketball game against Metea Valley on January 27. The production was directed by junior Sophia Tamburino and tech directed by senior Nick Bollendorf with commentary from senior Cullen Watkins and junior Charlie DiVincenzo. Camera operators for the production included seniors Natalie Rivera, Kyle Tam, Jason Strong, and Sohail Londhe.

“All of the games this year were so much fun to produce,” said Waubonsie Valley media communication teacher Brian Wiencek. “The students learned a lot and had a great time. I’m very proud of everything that the student crew has accomplished this school year.”

The Midwest Media Educators Association is a teacher network consisting of over 50 high school communication programs throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

Senior Nick Bollendorf directs a Waubonsie Valley football game.
(photo credit / WVTV)

Since 2012, WVTV has produced live video stream productions of Waubonsie Valley athletics, music/theater and school events. This school year, WVTV streamed over 20 live events, including football, basketball, soccer, water polo, lacrosse and more.
All games and events are streamed live and available on demand on WVTV’s YouTube channel at wvtvmedia.org. For more information, e-mail wvtv@ipsd.org or call 630-375-3248.