By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
The studio will feature 16 production stations and editing bays, equipped with DSLR cameras, light kits, sound equipment and MacBook Pros loaded with Adobe Creative Suite, according to a news release.
A full-time media arts instructor will staff the studio, and the theater’s education program will provide a rotating roster of guest artists and nationally renowned arts facilitators.
The program is modeled after the theater’s studios at Grant High School and Open Meadow High School. The Open Meadow Middle School is an alternative school providing academic and social support for 60 sixth- through ninth-graders.
The students will have opportunities to produce personal stories incorporating animation, audio narratives, photography and writing while using equipment in a real world production environment.
The studio also is expected to help connect students to Portland’s larger media arts community and train teachers to integrate media arts in other classes.