Saturday, September 02, 2006

OPENING SOON: Parkview Panthers Studio

School officially begins for many of us on Tuesday (Sept. 5th).

I'm happy to announce that when the doors re-open at Parview Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario, our Communications Technology students in grades 9 through 12 will be part of the new PARKVIEW PANTHERS STUDIO -- a fun and exciting opportunity for students to learn about various multimedia technologies with a strong focus on animation production.

In our studio, students will work on everything from character design and storyboarding, to different animation styles such as classical, stop-motion, claymation, pixillation, Flash, and even rotoscoping. In the end, students will leave with a portfolio of skills they can transfer to various Communication Technology careers, or other pathways.

This will be my first year at Parkview, and I'm looking very forward to joining a school community where students have a passion for cartooning and animation. For example, students here already enjoy a lunchtime Manga club! And from what I've seen through the artwork displayed around the school, many of our students are very creative and have fruitful imaginations.

Being a vocational school, Parkview specializes in a "school-to-work" approach to student learning. While our Comm-Tech students will enjoy plenty of learning, they'll gain their knowledge, skills, and experiences by working in a studio environment that promotes creativity, imagination, and teamwork -- PARKVIEW PANTHERS STUDIO.

Stay TOONed!

- Mike Cope

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