Under the Digital Media umbrella, the student is immersed into the fast-changing world of audio-visual (AV) technology.
Every part of this process applies to many different types of audio/visual production jobs. Companies making movies, TV shows, commercials, music videos, vlogs, etc. all need professionals with these skills.
Each year millions of fans head out to see their favorite musicians in concert; most people rarely think about all of the hard work that goes into putting on the show. For audio/visual techs, all of that work equates to a lot of potential jobs. As a matter of fact, Live Sound is where students are most likely to land their first job.
Still image editing and graphic design with industry leading software.
Video Production is the most creative and fun class. Students learn to produce, storyboard, film, and edit using industry standard equipment.
Concepts like how to light a subject and the environment are critical in achieving a quality image. That means you have to have someone in the crew specifically focused on the results of the lighting. Knowing how the camera operates and how to frame a shot is the responsibility of the camera person. Recording great audio is pretty important, too. That’s another task that needs special attention. Above all this you have to have a director to manage everyone on set so the crew is on the same page.
Stage lighting is designed to be a creative class. Like most creative developments that deal with technology, if you don’t know how to exploit the technology, you can’t manifest your creative ideas into a finalized visual presentation. This class starts off with a foundational understanding of all the lighting instruments we use. Performance stages have many different lighting needs, so it only makes sense that we train students using many different lighting elements. Some of them are used for general subject lighting, some for color washes, some have particular patterns they project, some move around, and some stay stationary. This variety provides students with real-world lighting experience from multiple angles. Brightening the stage for a Broadway-style musical is quite different than the flashy look needed for an EDM DJ. No matter the subject on stage, our students are prepared
We train students on our in-house custom built 40 foot stage. They start from an empty set and assemble the P.A. system, set up the monitors, place the microphones, soundcheck with a live band, and run the show as if it were a real concert. Other than the crowd, it’s an exact simulation of what happens every night at thousands of venues across the country .