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Electronic Media at Summer Motion
July 05, 2018 : Ohio Southern Electronic Media Brings Live Video to Summer Motion
The riverfront concert stage lights up with live music by national touring acts each July in Ashland, Kentucky. Part of the high-tech show offered by Summer Motion, an outdoor entertainment event, is produced by Ohio University Southern’s Electronic Media students.


The Summer Motion festival is marking its 30th year.  Don Moore, associate professor and director of the Electronic Media program at Southern, said the students have been part of the event for the past two decades.  “Summer Motion is an excellent opportunity for our students to gain hands-on experience in a major entertainment event,” said Moore.
ELectronic Media at Summer MotionThis year, the three-night event held at the Port of Ashland featured Tenth Avenue North, Jordan Feliz, The Marshall Tucker Band with Paul Pace, High Valley and Restless Heart. From July 2 through July 4, tens of thousands of people attend the event, which culminates with a huge Independence Day fireworks display.
Electronic Media at Summer MotionBryan McGlone, a senior from of Kenova, West Virginia, served as director of the four-camera live production for the first time this year. He said he appreciates the opportunity to learn live production. McGlone explained the multi-camera view presents the concert from all angles so festival goers can enjoy the show on the Jumbotron screens which are located on the sides of the stage. “It really enhances the concert experience for people to be able to see things from all angles (because of our) different cameras,” McGlone said.
As content creators, electronic media students provide on-the-spot decisions that result in the video images that make up the Summer Motion production, Moore said. “The live video puts our students’ work in front of thousands of people each summer,” he continued. 

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Electronic Media at Summer MotionThe Electronic Media program provides experiential learning for students through live productions at events for the public and area non-profit agencies. Other hands-on opportunities throughout the year include the annual Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade, Red Cross fundraisers and Chamber of Commerce events.

For more information about the Electronic Media program at Ohio University Southern, visit online at or contact Don Moore at 740.533.4575.
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