Students at Venice High School's New Media Academy have focused on learning various multimedia production tools in preparing them to become Student Producers for Departures: Venice. The past three workshops focused on preparing them for production where they will hit the streets of Venice (and neighboring areas) to capture video interviews, photographs, and soundscapes of the people and places that highlight their community. The students choose these hotspots from their personal maps.
During these workshops, students explored principles of graphic and sound design and learned how to utilize the technical elements of the camera/microphone to produce still images, videos, and sound projects. They went around their school to generate media assets.
For the first workshop, we focused on photography. Students shot pictures of buildings, signs, murals, people, parking lots, cafeteria, hallways, classrooms, and the football field. They considered various photographic design elements like composition, exposure, focus, depth of field, and shutter speed. Below is a slide show of their photographs of Venice High School.
Next week, we will look at some of the students' practice video interviews and portraits that they did around the school.