students from Kreps Middle School in East Windsor visited the college
on April 28 to learn about television production and digital technology.
coordinator Steve Voorhees assigned the students various jobs in
the studio and control room as they created their own news broadcast,
including news anchor, weather person, cameras, audio, graphics
The other session
with Barry Levy introduced the students to digital editing and Photoshop.
First, they wrote a basic script with several scenes. Then they
added special effects on the computer, including lightening. “We
didn’t have time to add audio, but it gave the kids an idea
of what is possible.” He told the students, “With technology,
if you can imagine it, you can do it.”
eighth grade science teacher Suzanne Werner, who oversees the school’s
academic enrichment program, the visit provided the students with
a chance to learn about career fields they haven’t been exposed
to before. The other Kreps staff member, sixth grade science teacher
Joanna Friedlander, said, “I couldn’t get them out of
student volunteer Jennifer Lewis, “It was really fun to work
with the kids. They were surprisingly good at it.” Other MCCC
students who participated were Claudia Ramirez-Figueroa, Jennifer
Leigh and Jon Geier.