Student Media Services
Students produce and direct programming to support live events, extending our global community.
SMS is driven by students, fueled by passion and directed by curiosity. This is not a traditional Co-Curricular Activity (CCA). While the organization sponsors regular open meetings or anyone who is interested, the leaders of the Student Interest Groups (SIGs) organize the majority of the activities. SIGs then set their own objectives for each semester and organize their own calendar based upon the time the participants have available. Collaboration times are before school, during study halls, at lunch, after school or on weekends. Unlike other CCAs, students are not required to attend all meetings of their SIG(s); however, the leaders and peers will be the first to let you know, if your peers are counting on you, you need to follow through or hand off your responsibilities to someone else in a timely manner.
Student Interest Groups (SIGs)
SMS is the umbrella organization for many Student Interest Groups (SIGs). These SIGs offer organization, structure and support as students work on explorations or productions of their own design. The work is all student-directed and student-led with Mr. Johnston, peers and community experts coaching them through their inquiry or design-based activities.
This interest group will facilitate the system of Concordia through online programs. Students will be given free, and unconstrained space to discover and register school programs. Students will be able to plan and execute school-related programs online. All of these activities will happen through web development.
This group will first focus on learning the basics of animation, which would mostly pertain to adobe flash animation. We will also go through 3D animation, after effects and different types of animation styles. After learning how to use these apps effectively, we will begin to take on tasks and create our own animations to showcase to the Concordia community.
This interest group will work on composition skills on music. This year, we will specifically look at seven genres that are very different from each other. Members will explore one genre a month. Every once in a while, there will be a project request from outside and inside of SMS. Then, the composition project will be divided by the group leader, who will decide based on each composer’s composing genre specializations.
This interest group is providing Photoshop and Photography services for the community. While producing APAC posters, Canvas tutorials and other electronic art, this group is learning about Managing Projects, Teams and Client Relationships; as well as computer aided design, photography, color, printing, photoshop, production, scheduling and logistics.
The Motion Graphics team will focus on creating quality moving graphics for videos, utilizing software such as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro and Foundry Nuke. This group’s purpose is to create videos to service the school and to foster interests in motion graphics. This Student Interest Group "MoGraph" is led by Yoochan Shin, class of 2019.