THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Businesses around Thomas County are benefiting from the hard work of high school students in a broadcast media class.
Austin Yoemans spent many hours in this editing booth, putting together a ten minute video highlighting a new yarn business in town.
"The Fuzzy Goat would be a perfect opportunity to showcase the color of Downtown Thomasville. I wanted to express that in a video," Yoemans said.
The Fuzzy Goat along with close to 30 other businesses partnered with the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce and Thomas County Central on a new project called Lights, Camera, Action. Challenging broadcast students to provide media content for businesses.
"This was an opportunity for me to really get to know a business and have a relationship with a business that will give me a bit of experience in the future as I go into the workplace."
Businesses have full control over the completed content, while students received grades instead of paychecks, but one of the project's main goals was to give students the essential tools as they pursue a career in film.
"If by some chance they go into this field, they can have this as part of their resume, which is just as good as they can do in college. It's important work for them," said Randy Young.
Important work that has boosted the students' confidence levels and given meaning to what they learn in this classroom.
"I think the other students, in working with the businesses, realized the things we learn in here actually mean something. And they're actually applicable to real world situations," Yoemans said.
The Chamber along with the high school plan to continue the collaboration during the next school year.