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Kingwood High School Audio/Video classes provide real world experience for students

Kingwood High School audio/video production class contributed to projects for Humble ISD, the Humble ISD Education Foundation and local businesses in the community by providing footage to them under the direction of teachers Rusty Odom and Kelly Neely.

Projects ranged from submitting footage for Humble ISD events like football games, rodeo concerts, live auctions, barbecues, Humble ISD talent shows, and the “Denim and Diamonds” Education Foundation Gala this year. These opportunities have helped set the stage for a career in media for many students.

“Helping on these projects has really helped me gain valuable real world experience on how the filming and interviewing process works and I am thankful for this experience,” Hollins said. “It has helped expand my resume immensely.”

Hollins said she is there from the beginning to the end for each video project. She plans, films and edits until the final product is finished. Her A/V classes have fostered her love for film and cinema, and it is a career path she will pursue at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in radio/television/film in August.

Charles said that one part of his A/V production skills is working at Turner Stadium during the football season by managing the video board or on the field filming the game.

Charles said that he has also sharpened his skills making videos for the District along with making business promos outside of school for local businesses. Originally, he came into high school wanting to be an athletic trainer and a sports medicine doctor; but his classes made him want to further his video career at Oklahoma State University as a sports media major in August.

 “The reason why this class is so great is because Ms. Neely and Mr. Odom have been in the field of video before,” Charles said. “It really helps us learn a lot from them.”