An exciting and innovative initiative has been developed by Pinewood Atlanta Studios and the Community for Creativity at Rising Starr Middle School. The program is called “Pinewood Presents: A Look Inside,” and is focused on providing students a first-hand opportunity to learn about the diversity of creative careers in film and digital media production. Talented industry professionals periodically visit the school to talk about their specific experience in fields such as acting, props, special effects, etc. Students not only learn about the skills and training that are needed for those jobs, but also ask questions and see examples of the professional’s work in major film productions.
Beyond this initiative, several Rising Starr Middle School students have worked with Pinewood personnel to create a promotional video used throughout Fayette County Public Schools in support of the 2019 Fayette County Relay for Life event. The project gave students a chance to develop their songwriting and video production talents, as well as develop collaboration, time management, and professional communications skills.