New Media & Film
New Media, or Modern Visual Arts, takes our senior students out of the art room and into the computer lab. Students learn the fundamentals of new media and the role of digital technology in art making.
Combining traditional art with digital technology, students utilize a variety of cutting edge software including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Macromedia Flash MX, iMovie, Final Cut Express as well as 3-D Animation to create and expand their expertise in the fields of design and technology.
In the film course, students are encouraged to discover their creativity through the language of moving pictures and sound. Students learn the fundamentals of film production using the latest editing software such as iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Students have the opportunity to explore all aspects of filmmaking from pre-production to post-production.
Course material includes: a history of film genre, research and critical analysis of films and directors, production of short commercials and PSA’s, storyboarding, script writing, and sound editing.