Carnival Webcasts Rewind the Time Online

Katie Natori ’17

February 1, 2016

During Carnival this year, the Video booth will join forces with Punavision, the School’s student-run video production club, to host a live webcast of the event. Starting at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, watch the opening of Carnival and other festivities live at www.punahou.edu/webcasts.

Get ready for Carnival by watching “Things to Know for the 2016 Punahou Carnival.” The video is the first in a series of Carnival videos that will be produced in the coming week.

A lesser-known booth, the Video booth is one of the more mysterious booths of Carnival. It is not until during or after Carnival that many hear about it.

This year, the booth will be led by two student booth chairs under the direction of Yuri Biersach ’87, director of Punahou’s Video Production department, and Andrew Ryan ’03, media production specialist. According to Ryan, “Every year we go into it having an idea of what videos we will produce, but it’s ultimately up to the students to come up with new ideas for videos.”

During Carnival, the student chairs and student workers are on the scene filming the event as it unfolds, interviewing students and volunteers, and even recording the heart-pumping thrills of the rides. Thanks to recent advancements in video technology, the Video booth has been able to produce videos like “GoPro Rides,” “Malasadas Ewa: 6 Hours in 3 Minutes” and “Slow-Motion Splat Trap.”

When asked about Punavision’s YouTube channel viewership during Carnival, Ryan said the two days of Carnival are the most popular days for people to watch videos. “It’s a big event. It’s a good chance for alumni to check in and see what’s going on. All of them have a Carnival memory, and I think they like to see how the Carnival has changed. Or maybe people are just checking the weather,” he said.

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