This year Amity Middle School in Orange has had a cadre of 8th grade students participating in a Video Production program run by former Amity student, Tristan Douglas. The program was made possible through a grant from the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation (www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org).
Mr. Douglas met with the student cadre thirteen times over the course of the school year and introduced the students to the art of video production. Students learned how to storyboard, set up and use a professional video camera and equipment, navigate the intricacies of filming a video, and much, much more.
Thanks to the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation grant, the video production students were exposed to a wide array of learning opportunities. Amity Middle School in Orange does not currently have a course in video production like Amity Regional High School does; however, many students are interested in that aspect of art and drama. This opportunity was embraced wholeheartedly by the students. The program was a resounding success; and if offered again next year, there are several current seventh graders who are very interested in participating in it.
The final video will be shown in June at the Moving Up Ceremony at Amity Middle School in Orange and will be viewed by the nearly 900 people attending the ceremony.
Pictured left to right are some of the Video Production students with instructor, Tristan Douglas of Hidden Light Film (front row: Julian Barroso; back row: Ayah Almashi, Carolyna Iff, Akshat Kulkarni, Mauricio Cortes, Evan D D’Onofrio, and Tristan Douglas.