Digital Media Lab Instructor
Jason has been teaching the Digital Media Lab since 2015 and is a certified CTE instructor. Jason has masters degrees in Education (M.Ed, University of Arkansas, Little Rock), and Advertising (MA, The University of Texas), and bachelor degrees in Creative Writing and Media Arts (BA, Bennington College) and Psychology and Marketing (BS, Easter Michigan University). In addition, Jason taught field and studio production at Tualatin Valley Community Access (TVTV) in Beaverton, OR. He also taught English and Broadcasting at Dunbar Middle School in Little Rock, AR, where his students participated in the PBS Student Reporting Labs with schools from across the country. Jason also serves on the Media Factory board, and was the former film programmer for the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.
About the Program
This program provides an introduction to digital media production with a focus on filmmaking, audio production (including beat making, working with DAW software, producing music), podcasting, photography, VFX, and emerging media. The classroom environment provides a mix of drama, art, music, and technology. Students in this program engage in projects ranging from filmmaking to sampling music and ambient sound to syncing kinetic type to music and designing digital FX for an action sequence. DML is a project-based learning structure, where students work both independently and in groups on a variety of media projects.
Digital Media Lab is the place for students who are interested in filmmaking, photography, audio production, podcasting, VFX, and emerging media.
CREDENTIALS, CERTIFICATES, WORK-BASED LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
National Technical Honor Society, SkillsUSA, and dual enrollment college credit opportunities through CCV: Introduction to Adobe CC, Digital Filmmaking, Intro to Technology/Music
High School credits available include:
- Year 1- 3 Elective Credits
- Year 2 – 2.0 Elective Credits and 1.0 Science
- Credit Opportunity for 9 additional College Credits
Digital Media Lab Occupations
Digital Audio Technician
Digital Graphic Artist
Digital Imaging Manager
Digital Video Editor
Public Relations Manager