MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Phone: 330-830-3901 Ext: 51612
Education: Ohio University-Associates Degree; Kent State University-Teaching Certification
Work Experience: 29 years teaching Media Productions at WHS; 8 years with ESPN 990 network; Currently working part-time in the industry at 1480 WHBC-AM (radio) in Canton and at MCTV (TV Broadcasting).
Hobbies: Spending time with wife Sonia and 2 children, traveling and watching sports and movies.
Phone: 330-830-3901 Ext: 51604
Education: Kent State University-Career Technical Teaching Certification Program; Cleveland-based broadcasting school; Lucasfilm THX Certified Theater Designer Certification, SMART Technologies Certified Trainer, Graduate of the WHS Media Arts program
Work Experience: 24 years experience in the Media industry as Pyrotecnico FX show producer, SMART Technology trainer, Lucasfilm theater designer and several private Media Entrepreneurship endeavors. 3 years as WHS Media Productions Teacher
Hobbies: Long and short out-of-town trips with his wife Christine, roller coaster club events and his continuous search for the best Southwest and Italian food spots on the planet. Matthew and Christine have two cats they lovingly refer to as “the kids”
MEDIA ARTS & COMMUNICATION AS A PROGRAM & PROFESSION
Lights! Camera! Action! Ever wondered how your favorite movie was made? Or what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite TV show? Would you enjoy a career in television, radio, film or webcasting? Or maybe work "behind the scenes"? Welcome to Media Arts & Communication. This program provides both classroom and “hands on” experience for each student. Along with certain college preparatory courses, this class will be very helpful for those students pursuing a career in Digital Arts, Entertainment Business, Film Production, Media Communications and others. All students are required to join DECA and participate in at least two after-school events each quarter as part of their course work.
Credentialing Opportunity: Final Cut Pro Apple Certification
College Credit Opportunities:
CTAG State Articulation at any Ohio State Higher Ed Institution: Audio Production/3 Credits, Digital Video Production/3 Credits, Raster Graphics/3 Credits
Articulated Credit: Stark State College/3 Credits
Work Based Learning Opportunities: Student Activity Production and Service
Career Technical Student Organization: BPA (Business Professionals of America)
Video for the Web
Digital audio recording
Our Media Arts Class is going social!
Be sure to take a look at all of the Media Arts social outlets: