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Students in Digital Media class learn graphics, video skills

CLINTON — Clinton High School junior Jake Parker signed up for the Digital Media Technology class because it was his area of interest.

“I’m able to make images, songs and movies,” he said. “I like what we do in class, and I like digital media technology.”

The Digital Media Technology program at the CHS Career Complex is a two-year program.

“The first year encompasses the foundation and skills necessary in the digital media industry,” said instructor Tempress Holly-Lanyuy. “Content includes safety, ethical issues, photography, graphic design, print production, animation and audio production.”

Students learn to use Photoshop, Logic Pro X, Motion and Final Cut Pro, which are industry standards.

“All the content in the course emphasizes real-world, hands-on practices,” Holly-Lanyuy said. 

In Digital Media Technology 2, students use the skills they learned in the first year to learn new software plus advanced skills. 

“We focus on the process of video production and editing as well as career opportunities in audio and video technology,” she said. 

Among their projects, first-year students designed a logo for the Culinary Arts program and second-year students created a scary movie for Halloween. Students have taken several field trips including It’s Vinyl Y’all in September, WLBT News Channel 3 and the Mississippi Art Museum in October. In November they visited Mississippi Public Broadcasting and Studio Chane.

“We are looking forward to the rest of the year,” Holly-Lanyuy said.