PHOTOGRAPHY/MEDIA PRODUCTION (Upper School) COURSE NUMBER: GEN1005
Local Photographer, Tony Kirves, teaches a comprehensive communications class that focuses on photography, radio / public address, and television production. First semester, students learn the basics of cameras, Photoshop, and photography. Students must have their own digital camera and be prepared to pay for prints. Second semester, students learn the skills of producing a morning newscast, The Blazer News, which is first presented on the public address system and later produced on video and broadcast into all the classrooms. This culminates in the production of a series of short video assignments including claymation and public service announcements. Some examples of the class projects are displayed below.