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Advanced AVP's Terrifying Makeup Adventures

By Lauren Hodges, December 6, 2012

It seemed like just another Thursday in Audio/Video Production. That is, until Helen got a giant bruise on her arm, Jenna suffered from an oozing cut, and Phil was horrified to discover a massive spider bite on his hand. No, we weren't the victims of some terrible injuries- we were learning about special effects makeup! Today, the Advanced Audio/Video Production class hosted makeup artist Kimberly Decker for a lesson on how to create realistic bruises, cuts, and other terrifying wounds with makeup. These gnarly new skills will be used by Advanced AVP students for the horror projects they are currently producing. Here are a few photos of our makeup adventures (viewer discretion advised!). 

AV Geeks, circa 2012

By Lauren Hodges, October 2012

In the shamefully short-lived 90’s sitcom “Freaks and Geeks” (and any other high school movie/TV show, for that matter) the hopelessly nerdy kids in the Audio Video (AV) Club were the lowest of the low on the totem pole of high school, even  surpassed in coolness by Sam Weir’s band of “geeks”.

But fortunately for us AV kids, quite a bit has changed since 1999.

It all started with an idealistic young educator named Scott Faulk. He arrived in the barren wasteland of A&M Consolidated High School’s Media Technology programmed armed with a small band of AV devotees and a dream: to create the best Audio/Video Production program the world had ever known.

And he did. Well, we did. And we’re still doing it.

Picture this: the latest technology, the fastest software, the sharpest shots, coming together to capture and immortalize everything from school football games to original horror films. Audio/Video Production, or AVP, connects high school students with the world of professional video production. Through both Mr. Faulk’s teaching and hands-on experience, AVP students explore various aspects of film and television, gaining invaluable experience and knowledge. It’s no wonder many of our alumni end up at some of the country’s top film schools after graduation: AVP students have studied film at New York University, The University of Texas, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Emerson College. In addition, many former AVP students have found jobs in film and television, creating a tight-knit web of influential and knowledgeable alumni.

So needless to say, we don’t exactly fit the old sitcom stereotype of AV Club nerds. No pocket protectors, thick glasses, or wheezy voices here- instead, we have top-of-the-line equipment, advanced skills, and a unique family atmosphere, where everyone’s talents are accepted and utilized. Check out our stuff and get to know us! If you’d like to get in touch with any questions, visit our Contact page. Come back soon for more info about what we’re doing, watching, and thinking here in Audio/Video Production!

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