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Students Work With Production Company

By: Peter O'Connor Email
By: Peter O'Connor Email

The program is called Lights! Camera! Action!

On Monday, students at one elementary school in eastern Kentucky took a break from math and science to learn how technology is used to make television and movies.

With the help of an outside production company, students at Evarts Elementary School had the opportunity to see how television and movies are made.

The schools principal Connie Baker says staying on the cutting edge of technology is vital to her students future success.

“To actually apply some of those skills they have learned in technology in a field that perhaps some of them would want to explore later on is wonderful,” Principal Baker said.

Baker says Lights! Camera! Action! had sessions all day.

Whether it was In front of the green screen pretending to ski or on camera pitching really big sunglasses... Students learned what it takes to run a production.

“They are being exposed to the chroma key technology using the green screen and they get up in front of the green screen and make it look like they are in different places doing different things and it is all about having a good time,” Derek McDonald said.

Derek McDonald says some students will put together a newscast in the final session... To show what they have learned about technology and television.

School officials say a DVD of the event will be made and shown at a later date.


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