After being pushed back one week due to flooding in Northeast Nebraska, the Norfolk Area Home and Garden Show was held March 22 – 24 at the Chuck M. Pohlman Ag Complex. It was widely attended, with thousands coming through the door over the three days, looking for new ideas for the home, farm, garden and more.
A number of Northeast Community College organizations aided in the success of the show, including Northeast Media Arts. Students in the broadcasting, audio recording technology and digital cinema and media concentrations lent their growing expertise to help produce several videos that were featured on the social media pages of the Norfolk Area Home Builders. Students were in charge of creating an interview set, complete with lights, camera and audio capabilities. Vendors and home show organizers then came to the students for a quick interview session, featuring their product lines or services their businesses provide. The goal of the videos was to drive more traffic through the door for the home show.
Overall, students produced 10 videos ranging from 2-5 minutes and even LIVE social media feeds to open the show. The LIVE video was viewed more than 900 times, while the other produced videos had anywhere from 200 to 700 views each.
The Norfolk Area Home Builders provide a donation to the clubs the media arts students belong to in exchange for their work. The funds provided help students attend various industry events that lend to their learning and understanding of the media industry and expectations.