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Jamestown Public Schools
JHS Videography students traveled to University at Buffalo to participate in High School Youth Film Festival and hands-on media production workshops at the Center for the Arts in the Department of Media Arts. JHS Grade 10 Videography students, Corin Derby, Camryn Wilson, Kaylee Chapman and Alexis Cowen won second place in the video production competition for the genre: Investigative Reporting; Horror film.
Students from multiple school districts in Erie County were invited to showcase their video production projects. Judges screened student submissions and awarded prizes to the top three video productions. Criteria for the judging process included: story presentation & relevance to community, message clarity, editing value and style, consistency of audio levels throughout the production.
Videography and JHS Technology Education instructor, Sam M. Qadri, added: “This production team truly dedicated themselves to the task. They took complete ownership throughout the pre-production, production, as well as the post-production phases of the process. To produce an investigative report video, students brainstormed, researched, and interviewed subject matter experts on the topic of their choice, in this video; it was about teaching and community education matters. Then, with technical instruction and classroom teacher coordination, they just went for it, all the way till the final edit. We’re all so proud of their accomplishment and willingness to put their work out to be screened among their peers from other schools in public at UB.”
ELA teacher, Christopher Tehan, provides additional classroom instruction for grade 10 Videography and Ed Tomassini, a videographer through the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, provides as-needed consultation and program technical support.