Students enrolled in the MVA Upper-school’s TV/Remote Production course are assigned to various MVA cultural events and athletic contests to video record and live stream throughout the entire school year. According to Steven J. Gilbert, Montverde Academy’s Director of the Montverde Academy Media Arts Program, the student-produced footage archives are approximately 4 – 5 terabytes in size per year. According to Mr. Gilbert, “Students are not only a part of history, they are capturing it as well. I’m proud of the students’ enthusiasm to be a part of the Montverde Academy Media Arts Department and their willingness to learn video production and the importance of capturing history,” Over the last semester, MVA Media Arts students have organized, produced, and submitted mass media video footage projects related to:
- Big Ten Network – D’Angelo Russell highlights
- CBS Interactive, MaxPreps – online video campaign
- Gatorade National Player of the Year Video – Ben Simmons highlights
- MVA Today show – athletic events
Montverde Academy Media Arts studies offer students a complete program structure where they develop important skills related to live video programming, video editing, radio and television production, and on-line video communication. The MVA Media Arts department also educates students on how to develop into independent, or commercial producers of different mass media associated with film and broadcast news/ TV, radio, and video industry. Throughout their studies at Montverde Academy, Media Arts students also learn to utilize media arts equipment to enable them to become practiced in the use of modern mass media technology.
In 2014, MVA Media Arts students received two distinctive national recognitions. In the July, they were bestowed an honor from the Videographer Awards – a nationally respected awards program that makes its selections based on the judgments of third party evaluators who are also members from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). MVA Media Arts was only one of the 14% overall entries selected to receive the organization’s Award of Distinction for the MVA Today Show. In May of 2014, the MVA Media Arts program was recognized for their MVA broadcast achievements by the 20th Annual Communicator Awards 2014 Silver Award of Distinction. Last year, Montverde.org explored the importance of “why” certain subjects are taught at Montverde Academy. To view Mr. Gilbert’s views on “Why Media Arts,” please visit HERE.