The Audio Video (AV) program at Fannin County High School (FCHS) was awarded their third Audio Video Grant from the state of Georgia and ESE Networks! The equipment was delivered March 29. It consists of three iPad video stations, an SDI output Sony Professional HD Video Camera, and a live streaming computer work station with Wirecast production software and Adobe Creative Cloud. The grant has an approximate value of $20,000.
The AV program has been recording and streaming events at FCHS for over four years. Events can be viewed live at www.fanninrebeltv.com, and past events are also available for viewing. Hunter Alexander, Technology Student Association president, streamed the Eclipse live last fall and had over 12,000 viewers in 35 countries! Video student Steven Setser is now streaming Blue Ridge City Council meetings and Fannin County School Board meetings live. Other live events include football, basketball, soccer, and band concerts.
The iPad streaming stations provided with the new ESE grant enable classroom teachers to easily stream lessons to the Internet. A teacher will be able to check an iPad station out from the media center and stream their daily lesson. The lesson can then be posted in the teacher’s Google Classroom or Schoology site. Students will then be able to access the lesson from home if they missed class or need additional support.
Hunter Alexander said, “The equipment available in our Audio Video program at FCHS has enabled me to learn valuable technical skills for the growing Audio Video market, and it has allowed me to develop my leadership skills for my future in the job market.”
The job market for technical staff in the Georgia Film Industry has grown rapidly over the last few years. According to the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office, 245 film and TV productions were shot in Georgia during fiscal year 2016. Those productions, such as The Walking Dead, spent over $2 billion in Georgia, which led to over $7 billion in total economic impact. Students in the Audio Video program at FCHS are well-positioned to take advantage of this growing industry. Pathway completees are able to earn the Adobe Premier Pro Video Editing certificate. The certificate qualifies the student to work in the growing video editing market.
More information can be found at: http://www.adweek.com/tv-video/how-atlanta-became-the-worlds-fastest-growing-film-and-tv-destination/
The students also operate Rebel Radio 92.7 FM WXFC LP. The station operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and features local students of all ages making daily announcements and creating radio content. Rebel Radio and Fannin Rebel TV would like to thank all of the companies who sponsor the high school Audio Video program! These sponsors can be heard on the radio and their logos are visible on all live streaming events on Fannin Rebel TV.
John Manget, ESE representative, is seen presenting the grant equipment to Bubba Gibbs, Engineering and Audio Video teacher.
Video Students: left to right – Michael Pellegrino, John Manget (ESE), Kaleb Ledford, Justin Wheat, Steven Setser, and Hunter Alexander shown with the ESE equipment.
The Fannin County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, creed, or disability in admission to its programs, services, and activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact the system superintendent’s office at 2290 East First Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513 or 706-632-3771.