The students in the video production class at BYMS, taught by Ms. Chechian, were challenged with many video projects, including interview and routine projects.
In an interview with Matador Messenger, Julie Robertson, a student in the video production class stated, “The most challenging video project was definitely the Routine video. In it, we had to do quick changes, which was extremely difficult. Plus, I had to constantly change locations and camera angles, while also adjusting the lighting and music timing. I had to refilm about 20 times for that one video.”
A project Julie really enjoyed and is the most proud of is her interview video. She said, “The assignment was to simply interview someone. It could literally be about anything you want. So, I decided to interview my Grandpa about his service in the Vietnam War. It was a really interesting project and I learned a lot of things about my Grandpa that I’ve never known before. To me, it was the most meaningful project this entire year.”
Chelsea Hatch, another video production student, explained that the most challenging project was the interview project because it was difficult to come up with a topic and a person to interview.
She is most proud of her twisted trailer video project. According to Chelsea, “The twisted trailer video was about making an uplifting movie scary or a scary movie uplifting. I used the Chicken Little movie to give it a scary trailer.” Her favorite part about Vid Pro is being able to be as creative as she desires and having the freedom to do what she wants in her videos.
The video production teacher, Ms. Cherchian said, “The most challenging part about teaching this class is that we did not get to have group projects because of distance learning. However, our Vid Pro artists persevered regardless and created some incredible videos.” She explained that students should join Vid Pro if they want to challenge themselves and see the world through a different perspective.
Ms. Cherchian’s favorite part about teaching video production is watching her students’ video skills improve with each video they make. She said, “I believe the most beneficial part of this class for students is not only learning a new skill that is becoming more and more essential in our digital world, but also shifting their minds towards ‘how can I solve this issue’ rather than ‘I can’t do this anymore’ when challenges arise and when things do not go as planned.”