These Apples add multimedia bite at BCI
Caption: BCI student Baltej works on a vector portrait of Lebron James for his Grade 10 Graphic Design class
Brantford Collegiate Institute & Vocational School got a real boost this year with the addition of 30 new iMac computers, giving students enhanced multimedia tools and capabilities that will transition well to post-secondary programs.
The digital media courses, which include Photography, Video Production, and Graphic Design, have greatly benefitted from the use of the new Mac lab. BCI’s Video students have seen a tremendous improvement in their editing skills, with the new computers handling high definition video files and even 4K footage.
"This has been a big help for students who produced films for this year’s Cross Cuts Student Film Festival," said Principal Ann Myhal. "Cross Cuts is hosted by BCI, and is now in its fourth year."
The film festival, which is open to secondary schools in the region's school boards, took place at the beginning of June, and added a photography category this year.
Graphic design students have also enjoyed using the new state-of-the-art computers to create their course projects, along with designs for school teams, tournaments, clubs, and spirit wear. They're also using the Macs to make public service announcement posters for the Brant, Brantford, Six Nations Drinking and Distracted Driving Advisory Committee.
Working with the Mac platform is a real bonus for students who plan to pursue any area of video production or graphic design at a post-secondary institution. Students are now able to use the Adobe software on Mac and PC platforms, which allows for a seamless transition to any post-secondary program.