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May 13, 2016
Granbury High School advanced audio-visual production students are working on a promotional campaign video for the United Way of Hood County.
Through an annual campaign and additional fundraising, the United Way provides funding for numerous local charitable organizations named as partner agencies.  As a pacesetter employer, Granbury ISD employees donated over $12,000 this year towards the annual campaign to benefit the local charities that aid area schoolchildren and families.
Led by GHS career and technical education teacher Kristen Baldridge, students videoed allocation presentations by partner agency representatives as well as work and interviews at local sites, including Mission Granbury, the Miracle League of Granbury, and the Hood County Senior Center.
“They'll be working on pulling together the video, which will be shown throughout Hood County with existing Pacesetter companies as well as new business prospects and community groups,” commented United Way executive director Becky Mauldin.  “They are a great group of students, and a fabulous teacher.  While filming, (Mrs. Baldridge) is continuously pointing out practical learning points in ‘the field.’”
The advanced video production course prepares students for post-secondary education or entry-level employment in the media industry. Students are responsible for the production of several district programs covering many activities and events at all campuses.  They are also expected to successfully create a digital portfolio of their work that will be presented to a business/industry panel and can be used for acceptance to various colleges, trade schools, and internships. The class utilizes a variety of video cameras, microphones, mixers, and lights along with Adobe’s Premiere Pro editing suite.
“It's just really great to see the students ‘giving back’ to the community, and tackling this as a ‘real world’ project, applying their classroom skills,” Mauldin said.
Pictured above are (left to right):  Henry Athey, Kristen Baldridge; front – Madison Miller, Taylor Nelson, Morgan Bivins.

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