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Impressive Debut for Video Production Class

May 08, 2015
By KCS Staff
The winning Video Production team pictured with the sponsors of the “Start Living Healthy” category. The team received a certificate, trophy, and new Sony video camera for KCS. Awesome job!

“Don’t show. Reveal.”  This challenging concept is one of Pastor Valente’s goals for his Video Production students.  As a new course this year, students enrolled in the elective class have learned the different skills and techniques, as well as the process, of producing successful videos.  

A team from the high school class was recently recognized for their entry in the ‘Ōlelo Youth Xchange video competition.  Youth from across the state were invited to submit videos to express their voice on a variety of issues.  The team comprised of junior Charis Ahn, sophomores Sam Stone and Paul Lee, and freshman Yuzuha Shibata produced a PSA for the “Start Living Healthy” category.  Their video, “Focus In Class But Not At The Clock,” earned them an invitation to an Awards Banquet, held on Monday, May 4 at Sheraton Waikiki.  The team was surprised and very excited when they were announced as the winners of the high school division of their category.  The win is a huge accomplishment and bodes well for the future of the Video Production program.

The team’s 30-second PSA proved effective in conveying the importance of physical education in schools.  According to Pastor Valente, the group put in the necessary time during the “pre-production” phase, which included creating storyboards and testing shots prior to filming.  Charis reflected that being at the Awards Banquet gave her a “boost of confidence.”  

In today’s visual and media saturated society, it’s important for students to learn effective and strategic ways to communicate.  We are excited that our Video Production students are learning these essential 21st century skills!