Several Valley high school students recently spent a week of their summer vacation at ASU's West campus, using cutting-edge video and audio production techniques to produce videos exploring the theme of "generations."
The students in the
"The workshop taught me more than I could ever imagine," said participant
Those instructors were faculty member
"One of the points we emphasized was that sound and images should have equal importance as the students were creating their projects," said Moon, who possesses a doctorate in music composition and teaches
"Our instructors were very open and willing to help us hone our various interests and skills," said student
Marsollier said he likes to teach students the basics of using equipment and software, and then let them learn by doing. "They retain what they've learned better if they are exploring and doing some trial-and-error learning, versus being spoon-fed information," he said.
The week's work was a positive experience for both students and instructors, Moon said. "Some students came in with many skills in video production and they noted that they had learned through the week," he said. "Several of them agreed it was the most fun they had had on summer break. This was one of our main goals; to make it fun, and not at all like school."
Moon believes the tools the students learned will help them in school and their careers, regardless of what paths they may pursue. "With the proliferation of digital media into so many professions, recording and production skills are becoming increasingly important to young professionals," he said.
To view the video produced by one of the student participants,
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