In 2011 Shannon Bailey saw the need at Athens Christian for a new creative outlet that could train students for the overwhelming flood of television and film productions coming to Georgia.
As a television & film producer/director herself, Mrs. Bailey felt called to bring her experience and talent to a new generation that can now influence the world for positive change from the inside out.
The entire program was funded generously by a grant from Zaxby's, which includes an editing facility / Mac lab, high-end video equipment, and a yearly film festival, which is open to the public.
An introductory course exposing students to the basics of the history and analysis of film, photography skills & composition, storytelling techniques and single-camera productions.
The journalism segment introduces the basics of the First Amendment and freedom of the press, ethics, photojournalism, interview techniques and documentary work.
Second year class concentrating on editing techniques, exposing students to different genres and emphasis on single camera productions.
Second year class, works in tandem with Sports Broadcasting class. Emphasis on content creation, sports package interviews, sideline reporting and producing.
Sports broadcasting course. Students are trained to make sports packages and learn the fundamentals of broadcasting live sporting events. Emphasis on multi-camera production and directing.
Independent Study. Students are free to pursue individual interests in filmmaking specialty.