One of the audio editors demonstrated how to choose the right music to set a mood for a video, the use of sound effects, and ways to record audio. This was useful information , as TV Video students are always trying to find the perfect sounds to go with their videos. They also learned about what it takes to be in the video industry. Mrs. Borcherding said, “This was probably the most important thing that we learned. You can’t be a jerk here.”
Then, for a tasty and interesting lunch, they went to The Vine for Lebanese/Mediterranean food. Students tried Chicken Shawarma, kabobs, Shistawook, hummus, and falafel. Many weren’t quite as adventurous, sticking to chicken strips and fries. Kayla Borcherding said, “I thought it was good. The hummus and pita bread were my favorite! However, I didn’t like my sandwich. It had this sauce on it that was not to my liking.” Emily Lewis had a conflicting view of the food:, “I didn’t like it. It was very different from what I’m used to. The texture was weird, and the taste wasn’t good.”
The class then went to Bad Dog Studios to check out some different film equipment. They saw various forms of lighting, high-tech cameras, sliders, you name it! A completely white, curved wall used for commercials, called an infinity wall, made some of the students very dizzy, as it simulates a neverending background.
This was a fun, informative day for the TV Video students, including Mrs Borcherding. It’s often a good experience for students to go somewhere new, and the students that participated had a great time while learning a lot.
-by Lucy Roth