Production

What Production Does

The Production Committee is responsible for developing and producing creative content to use as outreach online and recap Homecoming events. The Production Committee also reviews and interviews applicants for the two Homecoming Emcees. With the responsibilities of working with Emcees, the committee also writes scripts for events, like Parade, Legacy, and others in the year. Production also schedules and coordinates with the Homecoming DJ and talent for events. Throughout the year, we work closely with Technology and Public Relations to promote all videos reaching the Penn State community. Our committee color is Steel Blue.

For questions or concerns please contact the Production Director, Alex Hyneman, at productionhomecoming@psu.edu.

Captain Positions

Administrative Assistant Captain (1)

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for keeping detailed weekly meeting minutes, sending out committee reminders through email, ordering committee-specific merchandise, and planning bonding events. This Captain works closely with the Production Director and helps with communication between the Homecoming Parade Webcast, the Public Relations Committee, and the Technology Committee. In addition to his or her weekly committee meeting, this person is responsible for attending bi-weekly admin meetings. This Captain should be reliable, self-motivated, and organized.

Video Coordinator Captain (1)

The Video Coordinator Captain is responsible for collaborating with the Video Media Captains to produce content that promotes the mission and refines the brand of Homecoming, such as: the Emcee Announcement, Logo Reveal, Grand Marshal Reveal as well as others. This person has the opportunity to film at Homecoming events on the Beaver Stadium Field and throughout the year. This Captain is in charge of archiving and managing video content created by Homecoming. Applicants should be knowledgeable in Canon cameras, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, or other video editing software. This Captain should be organized, creative, and able to motivate others. Videos created may be used for a personal reel. This person oversees Production committee members.
*A submission of a digital portfolio is required. Please include a site link or labeled flash drive of your work when submitting your application.

Video Media Captains (4)

The Video Media Captains are responsible for filming, producing, and editing all Homecoming videos, such as: the Emcee Announcement, Logo Reveal, Grand Marshal Reveal as well as others. These Captains have the opportunity to film at Homecoming events on the Beaver Stadium Field and through the year. They also have access to archives of previous Homecoming footage. Applicants should be knowledgeable in or eager to learn about Canon cameras, Adobe Premiere or other video editing software. They should be creative, self-motivated, and collaborative. Videos created may be used for a personal reel.
*A submission of a digital portfolio is recommended. Please include a site link or labeled flash drive of your work when submitting your application.

Emcee Relations Captains (4)

The Emcee Relations Captains are responsible for auditioning and reviewing applications to find the two Homecoming Emcees for the year. These Captains work closely with the Talent Captain to check in performers for Homecoming. For events with Emcees, these Captains are responsible for writing and proofreading scripts to be read by the Emcees. They should have excellent writing skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines.   
*A submission of a writing sample is suggested.  Please attach a copy of your work when submitting your application.

Event Talent Captain (1)

The Event Talent Captain is responsible for reaching out to performers and creating a performance timeline for Homecoming events, such as: Legacy as well as others. In addition to organizing performances, this person also communicates with the Homecoming DJ to schedule times needed and equipment necessary. This Captain ensures all music for performers is usable and coordinates the playlist with the DJ. This person works with the Emcee Relations Captain to check in performers for Homecoming. Applicants should be organized, have good problem solving skills, and a keen eye for talent.