By MADDIE CRIBBS – After two long years of funding, Digital Media Production has gotten an entirely new facility, consisting of photography and videography, studios and equipment. Under construction from September of 2017 to January of 2018, the facility continues to evolve with the addition of new equipment.
Consisting of three studio spaces, a lounge,and an office; the facility, “Will not only be for the use by the DMP students and myself, but also for any IHS student, teacher, or administrator that wishes to use the studios for their own endeavors,” stated Digital Media Coordinator, Mr. Puskar.
The new facility is comprised of three separate studio spaces – Studio A, Studio B, and Studio C. Studio A was built as a photography and videography space to provide guidance and aid for the Digital Media students eager to learn. Studio B is a webcasting studio, which in the upcoming years will soon help broadcast the daily morning announcements.
Regarding Studio B, Junior Connor McQuaide stated, “It has been a long process of getting approval, a studio to film in, equipment, and hosts, but we are almost there, and I couldn’t be more excited.” Studio C, which will be used as a podcasting and audio recording studio, will be used by McQuaide along with other students.
McQuaide also expressed, “The new facility is absolutely stunning! I know that the new facility will help to bring a new interaction within our student body. I’m so excited to be ‘the face’ of IHS, and be able to do video announcements that will give a meaningful experience to students.”
The studio will allow for progress for Digital Media II, III, and IV students, and is designed to captivate their will to improve their skills in photography and videography. It will provide acknowledgment and practice for the students to increase their knowledge and use of the new technology.
Senior Mason McCauley believes, “The facility will increase the students’ opportunities, which could, in fact, increase their learning as the studio brings more diverse options to the students.”
Being a newly built facility, the studio as of now is not quite ready for use, but as Senior Payton White states, “The facility hasn’t affected me in any way since we haven’t been able to use it yet. It will be useful and help the students develop the necessary skills to become a better photographer and videographer.”
In upcoming years, the new facility will provide guidance and a sense of direction to aspiring photographers and allow for young, eager students to strengthen their digital media skills.
[Photo by Maddie Cribbs]
“Senior Payton White proudly displays Studio A of the new Digital Media Production facility.”
[Additional photos by Erik Puskar]
Maddie is a senior and a first year reporter for the High Arrow. She joined The High Arrow to gain the experience of being part of a newspaper team. She looks forward to meeting new people and acting as a reliable source for the publication.