Degrees and Certifications:
MFA, Film & Animation AZ Teacher Certifications: BS Math Education CTE Provisional Certification STEM Mathematics Certification Mathematics (7-12) Certification
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This year I am so excited to guide your students' learning in media production and computer science. It's going to be a great year. Feel free to contact me: the best way is e-mail at email@example.com !
Jeremy Gemetta has lived in Flagstaff off and on since 1997, except for several years he spent in NY and Delaware getting a terminal degree in Film & Animation production. He has taught math at Sinagua High School, and math and computer graphics at Coconino Community College in the past. He, his wife, and two kids are feeling wonderfully blessed to be a part of Flagstaff, and Mr. Gemetta is thrilled to be a CHS Panther.
Overview of the media program
The Digital Media Program is designed to help students learn practical creative and artistic technical skills, business acumen, teamwork, and other soft skills in THREE key areas - graphic design and print media, web design, and film & video production. All 4 years of the program are project-centered, inquiry and discovery-based learning, using both group and individual work.
Please Note: Students may be asked to participate in the filming or media coverage of FUSD athletic events at any level of the program. This happens regularly in DM 3 and DM 4, but will occasionally happen even during the first or second year of the program.
Digital Media 1 begins by introducing students to file management, business etiquette/workflow, and software selection. These concepts will be used throughout the course and program. They will learn practical software techniques that apply to all the key areas, using content management systems and software applications such as Wordpress, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, and Apple Final Cut Pro. They will touch on basic image, video, and video acquisition techniques that will be further advanced in Digital Media 2.
Digital Media 2 advances all the skill sets learned in Digital Media 1. Students will learn refinements of previous techniques, and be presented with more intermediate skill challenges. There will be individual projects, but a good deal of the course will delivered through the students' formation of businesses, one for web design, one for graphic design and printing, and a third for film and video. The students will get a chance to rotate through each of the business teams, each time researching comparable businesses and forming a structure that fits their teams' needs and goals. It's a great way to truly understand business professionalism and structure. The students will often work on outside projects (in the school, district, and community) for credit, and may be part of clubs or teams that function as real-world businesses, earning revenue for the CHS Digital Media Club to use to enhance that years' program.
Digital Media 3 provides several opportunities for students to fully specialize in one or more of the three key areas, while continuing to build their skills sets in media acquisition and manipulation. Students will have some internship opportunities as well. Film and Video project options will include producing The Pulse - a student weekly news announcement broadcast, directing/producing short films in teams, and other ventures that may arise. We continue leveraging work on outside project opportunities (in the school, district, and community) for credit, and may be part of clubs or teams that function as real-world businesses similar to those in Digital Media 2.
Digital Media 4 is an opportunity for students to hone skills further in the same environment and class period as Digital Media 3. They continue their creative and professional growth by taking on team leadership opportunities. In addition, they out internships even more vigorously. Media 4 students all must mentor at least 1 media 2 or 3 student for credit during the year. Students will focus and showcase their individual and group work in a portfolio that can function as a digital resume to supplement their collegiate or professional post-graduation pursuits.