The Video Production program, led by RMA Alumnus Zach Garrett, '11, introduces cadets to the fundamentals of storyboarding, filming, editing and producing digital media projects. Cadets are assigned to production teams, given project deadlines and expected to creatively produce works that best represent the tasks assigned. These courses are meant to challenge cadets on essential skills demanded by employers in the workforce while allowing them to creatively express themselves through popular digital mediums.
After demonstrating exceptional knowledge and understanding of these key concepts, cadets may be selected to participate in the Academy’s cadet-produced news show, The Eagle News Network (ENN). Seen and enjoyed by over 15,000 viewers each season, ENN is a fully cadet driven show produced by one class. These cadets become cameramen, editors, anchors, producers and segment leaders to support the broadcast. The Broadcast Video Production course is for cadets who are up to the challenge to become competent journalists and production leaders to tell the stories that matter most to Corps of Cadets and the Riverside community.
To enroll in the Video Production program, cadets are to speak with their academic counselor to determine eligibility. Courses are offered to eighth graders through seniors who meet the academic requirements.
"Our son has been in the video production program for the past two years and he truly enjoys it. Not only has the class been fun, but it has been a great learning experience. Video production means so much to him that he used it as criteria for selecting his college while being recruited for athletics."
-Robin & Mario DePaoli, Parents of Nicolo DePaoli, '18
“The video production program helped me tap into my creative side and gave me an appreciation for the art of making videos. During my three years in the program, I produced some of my best work while learning valuable skills like teamwork, meeting production deadlines and peer leadership.”
-Maxwell Garcia, '19
"Mr. Garrett’s class sparked a creative genius within me and unleashed my imagination while providing tangible skills in video production. I feel prepared to study film in college and pursue a career in the industry upon graduation. This class was hands down was one of the most enjoyable classes at RMA.”-Mason Anthony, '19