Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Beth Wood
The 2017-2018 school year will be "productive" for Digital Video students. Last year, we won several awards at the Marion County Student Media Festival, including firsts in Comedy & Book Trailer, and were national semi-finalists in The Greatest Save PSA contest. Best of all, 32 students achieved their industry certification in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop.
In high school, I wanted to be an architect or a musical theatre star, but in my freshman year at St. Ambrose University (Iowa) I discovered the college radio station. When I was 19, I got my first professional radio job and continued working while finishing my degree in Mass Communications. After college, I moved into television working in Iowa, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and from 1984-1989 I was the co-host of PM Magazine in Orlando. In the early 90's, I was a travel reporter for a program that aired on the Travel Channel & Discovery Channel, visiting some really amazing places like Istanbul, Hong Kong and the Galapagos Islands (scuba diving among hammerhead sharks). I was also a free-lance writer/producer on more than 120 sales and marketing videos for the Resolution Trust Corporation, FDIC, Commodore Cruise Lines, Chase Manhattan, and Conrad (Hilton) Hotels.