SEVA Studio Profile
Franklin High School offers a Digital Media Pathway to give students hands-on experience in filmmaking and television news production. The school’s media teachers are eager to share their real-world experience in the video production field and love of media with their students. Students first begin their media careers at Franklin with Digital Media 1 and 2 in order to advance their skills in digital media arts. The next course in the program is the Wildcat TV production class / broadcast media class where students take their newly found skills and apply them to a fast-paced live production environment. Franklin students are encouraged to enter regional, statewide and national video competitions for high school students and are consistently recognized for their work. Franklin media students have a special connection to the greater community through the content they create and share. Learn about the studio from the students themselves.
Documentary 9-12: Automation & the Industry (SEVA Award)
PSA 9-12: S.O.S. (Save Our Sewers) (Honorable Mention)
PSA 9-12: Purrtect Your Pipes (SEVA Award)
School News 9-12: Brandon Nguyen: An Olympic Hopeful (Honorable Mention)
School News 9-12: The New California North State University Hospital (SEVA Award)
SEVA Teacher Brad Clark
SEVA Teacher Dawn Williams
Brad Clark is the Digital Media, Animation and Audio Production teacher for Franklin High School’s STEAM Academy. Mr. Clark is known for being truly passionate about media and he thrives on sharing this passion with his students. Students in his program learn to make a variety of different types of films and study all aspects of film making which helps them find their voice in an authentic, meaningful way. Mr. Clark engages his students by having them enter regional and statewide competitions in order to share their work beyond the four walls of the classroom. This enables them to receive a wider variety of feedback and sets a high bar for the quality of their work. In this way, Mr. Clark’s students get a leg up in college and beyond. His students have consistently taken home top awards locally and beyond. Thank you, Mr. Clark, for helping his students find their voice through digital media and helping them share that voice with the world.
Mrs. Williams has been teaching at Franklin High School since it first opened its doors to students. Mrs. Williams teaches two broadcast classes every day and her students produce a live daily show for the entire student body. During her impressive teaching career, Mrs. Williams has been able to instill in her students the importance of finding the heart of the story, and their results speak for themselves. She is always looking for new ways of helping her students not just while they are in her class, but beyond into their future careers. Mrs. Williams is known for her kindness and her ability to connect with each student in a special way, building relationships that last beyond high school. During distance learning, Mrs. Williams continued to connect with students in her own unique way. Their broadcast continued on and students quickly took the reigns to produce content from home. Mrs. Williams also put herself out there, producing and curating videos to help her students while at home, all the while maintaining her wonderful positivity. Thank you, Mrs. Williams, for showing how kindness and a smile can help no matter the situation.