Samuel Jackman Middle School’s video production classes produce the daily news program “River Hawk News” as well as PSA’s, instructional videos, and field trip reports. Students learn the basic rules for video composition, script writing, storyboarding, lighting, audio, using a digital video camera, and computer editing to create video projects. The classes are hands-on programs where students not only learn video techniques, but are empowered to be leaders of the school. Students quickly grow in the program and build confidence. Students learn to collaborate, troubleshoot equipment and share their vision on a variety of educational topics and subjects.
Notable SEVA Entries
PSA 7-8: Bullying PSA (SEVA Award)
PSA 7-8: Vaping is Like Walking on a Tightrope (Finalist)
SEVA Teacher Laura Harmon
Ms. Harmon is constantly sharing her joy of the technical and creative side of media with her students and shows them how easily these skills complement each other. Through her media class, her students are able to learn an increased the level of responsibility, time management and other important life skills. She has a deep understanding of how video production skills can help create successful, well-rounded students. Thank you, Ms. Harmon, for being a supporter of the SEVAs and for constantly looking to improve her skills for the betterment of her students. As you said, the sky is the limit!