CHILE: Students from 22 Salesians school learn multimedia skills
Students from 22 Salesians school participate in Salesian Academy of Arts and Communications 2-week online training program
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Academy of Arts and Communications (ASAC in Spanish) concluded a second two-week online training program organized by the Salesian multimedia center Caetera Tolle. The training brought together students from 22 Salesian schools across Chile.
The training focused on the four topics of comics, audio, social media and design. Comics helped students learn about character design and creating short stories. The audio training focused on recording tracks while using minimal resources. The social media part of the training focused on the viral phenomenon of influencers, their digital strategies and content management for digital platforms.
The design training utilized both photography and video and focused on students generating their own animations for social networks. The photography section of the training taught self-portrait technique and the expression of emotions through it. The video segment taught audiovisual streaming using OBS Studio software.
Vicente Fritz, provincial delegate for social communication, told the students, “We hope this experience has been an opportunity for growth for you as much as it has been for us. Continue on towards the path of the arts and communications.” He also underscored the importance of the academy, which has been fundamental in the fields of communication and education.
Felipe Valdés, director of Caetera Tolle, thanked the youth for their participation. “For the multimedia center, it is very gratifying to see these young people learn from the courses offered, which challenges us to continue to adapt to their needs especially during the pandemic.”
The training gave students necessary tools to continue to generate their own communication projects with the Salesian imprint. Teachers like José Antonio Rodriguez, head of the photography workshop, were quite pleased with the students’ efforts. He said, “This is the second academy training we have held and it is gratifying to hear comments and reflections. I am very happy with the results.”
At the end of the training, students had a moment to express how they felt during the two weeks. “I want to thank the entire team, especially the teacher of the video lab, for teaching us many useful tools for the future. The experience has helped me to meet new people who share my love for video,” said Benjamín Lepe from Don Bosco Oratory School.
According to the World Bank, Chile has a fairly low poverty rate of less than 10 percent. However, Chile struggles with high rates of income and education inequality. Salesian missionaries working in Chile focus their efforts on providing education and social services to poor and at-risk youth. At Salesian schools, universities and youth centers throughout the country, youth can access an education as well as the skills and resources necessary to break the cycle of poverty.
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