Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Media Advisory: Mira Mesa High School Dedicates New Multimedia Technologies Facility Tomorrow

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Mira Mesa High School Dedicates New Multimedia Technologies Facility
Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, 619-546-3378

WHAT:  San Diego Unified School District's Mira Mesa High School is dedicating its new state-of-the-art multimedia technologies and broadcast journalism facility. The Mira Mesa High School Multimedia Technologies Program prepares students for professions in the arts, media and entertainment industry once the graduate.

WHEN:  Thursday, Sept. 19, (tomorrow); 10:40 a.m.

WHERE: Mira Mesa High School's Media Center, 10510 Reagan Road, San Diego 92126
Media parking will be available on site. (Contact me before 9 a.m. tomorrow to get a campus map.)

VISUALS: Presentation of colors by the Mira Mesa High School's Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, ceremonial ribbon cutting, tour of facility, students demonstrating the use of the control room and broadcast studio

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Cynthia Marten, Superintendent of Public Schools; John Lee Evans, Board of Education president; Scott Giusti, principal, Mira Mesa High School; two Mira Mesa High School students (seniors in the Multimedia Technologies Program); Lee Dulgeroff, executive director of Facilities Planning and Construction; and Shawn Loescher, director, College, Career & Technical Education (Interviews available in English and Spanish.)

The Mira Mesa Multimedia Technologies Program provides career and technical education in the design, visual, and media arts pathway of the arts, media and entertainment industry sector. There is a high-demand labor market for qualified technical employees in this field.  Most of these positions--radio and television announcers, reporters and correspondents, public relations specialists, editors, writers, interpreters and translators--will require a bachelor's degree. Other occupations include audio and video equipment technicians, broadcast technicians, photographers and camera operators. These jobs generally require a high school diploma, some post-secondary vocational training, and additional on-the job training.

Mira Mesa High School provides the following sequence of technical education courses in this career pathway:
. Video Production:  Students in this course examine the multiple uses of video technology in various entertainment and industry sectors.  They receive task-oriented training in pre- and post-production jobs and competencies, current and emerging technologies and the collaborative nature of the creative process involved in video production. 
. Multimedia Production: This course provides instruction in media technology and production.  Instruction covers audio and video production, computer graphics and animation, and multimedia presentations, including the use of video recorders, cameras, projectors, special-effects generators, audio mixers, electronic keyboards, computers, scanners, digitizers, and printers. 
. Broadcast Journalism:  This course provides entry-level training in journalism for video, print, and broadcast technology.  Students are introduced to digital video editing, script writing, reporting techniques, presentation design, sound editing, input/output, portfolio presentation, and safety. 

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, Facilities Communications Supervisor | Communications Office | San Diego Unified School District
Mobile: 619-546-3378 | E-mail:

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