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High school students learn multimedia skills at Sac State
High school students learn multimedia skills at Sac State

"It really opened my eyes as to what I want to do with my future." - Jessica Henderson

      "It was cool to work and learn about multimedia journalism." - Keegan Morris

The Multimedia Journalism Summer Academy for High School Students wrapped up at Sacramento State with students producing video projects on their smartphones.

News10’s George Warren and former News10 anchor Sharon Ito led the weeklong workshop, where students toured the News10 studios and received hands-on training in shooting, writing and editing a video story.  (Click to see the News10 photo album.)

Here are some of their projects:

Jessica Henderson, a senior at Cosumnes Oaks High School, took us inside the Elite Studio of Dance, where she's a member of their competitive dance team.  This was Jessica's first video project, taped and edited entirely on her smartphone. (http://youtu.be/QnqHqMx_sSo)

Keegan Morris, an 11th grader at John F. Kennedy High School, used his smartphone to shoot and edit “Kooking with Keegan.”  There just may be a cooking show in his future.  (http://bit.ly/1Mgl8ef)

Sierra Monroe, a senior at Cordova High School, chronicled the life of "Aflac the Duck."  Her family rescued the duckling at a park, and you can see why they fell in love with him.  (http://bit.ly/1fZ70Kd)

Destinee Lang, a 2015 graduate at Hiram Johnson High School, found her story at a popular neighborhood hangout.  Check out “Fun at the Fruitridge Aquatic Center.” (https://youtu.be/eJSCX7XyVRc)

Megan Workman, a junior at Colfax High School, interviewed her dad, Christopher.  Turns out, his company provides some of the software and hardware used in the News10 control room.  Here’s her interview: (https://youtu.be/26zQCCsQzXg)

(Note: These videos are for educational use and not for promotional or commercial use.)

This is the first year Sacramento State has offered the Multimedia Journalism Academy, and the fourth year for the Summer Academies for High School Students program.  The one-week career academies (June 22 - 26 and July 13 - 17) included forensics, biotechnology, civic duty, law enforcement, engineerng and robotics, firefighting, health careers, and fashion.