Still in awe of Searider Productions at Wai‘anae High School!
Our ‘Ulu‘ulu crew had the opportunity to visit with teachers and students in the program along with new faculty in the Academy for Creative Media program at UH West O‘ahu last Friday. Candy Suiso and John Allen welcomed us and started our tour by sharing about the film/tv and journalism classes and projects. We got to view some promos, short stories and the Searider News episode for the day. Amazing stuff! … and they’ve got hallways of students’ trophies and awards which evidence their success.
After the student producers showed us around the lab, we went next door to Searider Digital. As soon as we entered the doors, we were greeted by students ready to give us a tour of their classroom and work area. Yet another great experience as students shared about the various software they’re learning to use and numerous projects they’re working on – involving things like graphic design, 3D printing, QR codes, iPad magazines, and tshirt and banner printing. Very cool!
Even after the tour, we continued talking about all the great work going on at Searider Productions. Mahalo to all the students and teachers for providing such a wonderful tour to us! We look forward to returning the favor when you come visit us here at the archive!