The creators of the impressive video Convocation 2017 are juniors taking a new Independent Study course in video production with Mr. Rob Taylor (Art & Design Faculty). The students all took (and excelled at) Filmmaking as sophomores, and wished to pursue it further. In the course, the students connect with Mr. Taylor to create their assignments, and then independently create their videos. Because the students aren't tied to a specific class-time, they have more flexibility to complete shoots - they've gone out during classes, Cougar Block, and before/after school.
To enable them to work on advanced editing techniques outside of the school’s labs, Ms. Jill Bonina, Director of Technology, provided the students with Adobe Creative Cloud licenses for their home computers. Adobe Creative Cloud is the industry-standard professional software for the audiovisual world, and Adobe Premiere is used by many professional movie and and television studios. For the Convocation video, Dara Syed '19, Kate Horgan '19, and James Moro '19 (all as part of the Independent Study) manned cameras, getting comprehensive coverage of the event. James then edited together a quick package for APSMedia's first news show (Austin in Focus), while Dara edited a comprehensive video showcasing highlights from the event. For more videos from APSMedia, click here.
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