Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kearny SCT Students' Videos Highlight Environment Issues

Science is nothing new for students at Kearny High School of Science, Connections and Technology, but now students are looking at scientific issues through an artist’s lens.
Students in the Digital Art and Mixed Media class created stop motion videos to draw attention to key environmental causes. Science and Art have a natural cross over and students used multimedia to visually communicate a strong message to their peer audience – you have a lasting impact on our environment and can make a difference.
Videos addressed topics such as global climate change and anti-littering campaigns. By creating these videos students hope they can artistically shed light on some dark issues.

Students were given two weeks to complete the project including research, planning, shooting, and editing the video. The anti-littering campaign videos were also entered into a Green Skills for Life competition at the San Diego Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park. The students were encouraged by the amount of ‘hits’ their videos received because it meant viewers were connecting with their messages.

Digital Art and Mixed Media is a Regional Occupational Program course in which a student can receive Community College articulated credit for college transition and also qualifies for UC “a-g” credit for college admission.

For more information, please contact Heidi Framption, CCTE Teacher, at hframpton@sandi.net.