Garfield Palouse Audio Visual
Garfield-Palouse Audio Visual Services
In A/V, students work as a team to create, produce, and distribute original artwork, posters, videos, books, and portraits.
As a year-long activity, students create an original yearbook from scratch, designing each page using original artwork and photos. In the 2016-2017 school year, we were able to increase the size of the yearbook by over 1/3 without increasing the price. For 2017-2018, we were able to lower the price from $45 to $30 so that more students would be able to purchase them. Each page is designed and created by students in class.
In-school poster printing
With help from a generous grant from Schweitzer Engineering, Garpal was able to purchase a poster printer capable of printing up to 44 inches wide. As a result, the A/V class was able to take over print production of the Booster Club placards that are distributed to local businesses. Through this activity, students gained hands on photography and design experience, and our sports programs were able to save money on production costs while at the same time getting a higher quality product. Other teachers were able to print work created in the school, by students, saving money. If you have any questions or would like to order a custom poster, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
One of the most fun activities the students do in A/V classes and A/V club is video production. In addition to student-created films, the A/V class also is in charge of filming and producing school activities such as the Veteran's Day assembly, concerts, and drama productions. Since taking over portrait production a few years ago, the class has been able to purchase 4 new DSLR cameras, increasing our ability not only to film at a professional level, but also produce professional portraits and other work.
In spring 2017, the A/V class began taking and printing pictures for Garfield-Palouse Athletic Club, including basketball, wrestling, and baseball/softball pictures. Starting the following fall, the A/V club began taking and printing all school portraits for both the Garfield and Palouse Schools. We are confident that we have been able to provide not only a great business/vocational experience for our students, but also high quality prints for the students and families in our schools. We shoot, edit, process, print, and distribute every order in house from our Epson P600 photo printer. We print every photo on Epson Ultra Premium Luster photo paper- some of the best photo paper there is. We're confident that few businesses in the region could match our level of production, or our prices. We include digital copies with every package ordered, and are willing to do picture retakes and work with customers in whatever ways we can.
What's new for 2020-2021
For now, Garpal A/V will participate in processing school portraits for Garfield and Palouse Schools from laptops at home due to distance learning.
The A/V class has upgraded desktop computers; we now have eight desktops with high-capacity memory and video production capabilities. We will be purchasing more cameras, as well as new laptops with software so students can edit work from home; some students may even be able to "remote in" to desktops at school to work on projects, depending on bandwidth.
We have secured running the entire Adobe Suite for Garfield and Palouse schools, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Lightroom, and others. This has given students access to industry-standard software, updated each year. A big thank you to the administration of Garfield and Palouse for giving this the green light!