History of 409 Studios
In 2005, educator Vance Lynch pitched the idea of a course where students learn how to make quality films and documentaries to Covington High principal Danny Guillory. He agreed, and in the following year, Multimedia Productions was born. At the time, the main purpose was to document the school year's events on video and sell it in tandem with the CHS yearbook as a "Yearbook DVD." Early students of the course learned how to film with cheap SD video cameras and edit with Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0. Many videos created by the students were often hosted on the school website for all to see.
As Multimedia Productions grew in popularity, Covington High's administration generously purchased equipment and software upgrades. Over time, through DVD sales, grants, and expanded revenue opportunities, the course has become relatively self-sufficient. Funds acquired go to improving equipment, software, and hardware in order to continuously improve the quality of our productions.
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