SEVA Studio: Smythe Academy
Smythe Academy believes in fostering its student’s abilities so that they can reach their full potential, and their SEVA Studio is a great example of their success. In their studio, technology is used as a jumping off point in order to tap in to their native abilities and inspire them to continue down their path of education so they truly thrive at school. Students are also able to collaborate and work on projects that are meaningful to them which further strengthens their bond to school. An incredible resource for students is Smythe’s video teacher Mr. Hatfield, who has been teaching media since 2016. This media course teaches students all the technical skills such as directing, acting, writing scripts, staging, lighting, how to operate camera equipment, as well as how to use programs such as Final Cut Pro to edit the footage for production. With these skills, students provide daily news content for their fellow students and teachers through the Knights News broadcast. Community is also very important to Smythe Academy as students are encouraged to contribute through community video projects with missions they care deeply about.
The diverse nature of Brett Hatfield’s SEVA Studio is something special. He has created an environment where students from all backgrounds can come together and share their visions and passions. Mr. Hatfield truly takes an interest in his students learning and does not just teach them but gives them the ability to discover and apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired.
The student’s creativity flows together in an effortless manner as they learn how to create media content, you can tell that they have truly absorbed the teachings of Mr. Hatfield as they continue to learn and grow. The uniqueness of the SEVA Studio that Mr. Hatfield has created will surely stick with his students and not only make an impact as they continue with media, but also as they work with others and their community.