Soon, high school students will film movies and produce television shows in a new $6 million digital arts studio with a 3,100-square-foot sound stage, a control room, an editing suite, a voice-over room and a TV studio complete with several cameras and a teleprompter.
The studio, home of the district's Bay Area Digital Arts program, is on the San Lorenzo High campus. Since the program started more than a decade ago, students have been making do in a converted auto shop. About 400 to 500 students are enrolled in the digital arts program.
"Lance McVay, who is in charge of our digital arts program, worked closely with designers on the studio. He really wanted to get at the cutting edge of the industry," said Barbara Billich, district work-based learning specialist.