Well, one of the things I've learned in this business is that one thing always seems to lead to another.
Wanda, the executive producer of Classroom Close-up, NJ was just as impressed as I was and decided we should do a story about Absegami's Media program for our show.
So yesterday, I got up bright and early to make the 80 mile trek down to South Jersey in time to catch Gami TV's morning newscast, hang out in some classes, and talk to these students and teachers about their media program. It's impressive. Three levels of elective classes being taught to nearly 200 students. A 14-minute live daily newscast — the real deal — not just the announcements. More editing stations than they have at NJN. And an advanced course in filmmaking to top it off. No wonder the group I met in AC were so sharp, they're in a college-level media program.
The Classroom Close-up, NJ episode with the Gami TV story will air Monday at 7 pm and on Saturday at 9 am on April 11, 16 and May 9, 14 on NJN.
And check out the intro to the Gami TV news that I found over on Vimeo.