Local Students Produce Museum Video
This summer, five students from the St. Tammany Summer Video Institute chose The National WWII Museum as the subject of their documentary project. The students spent two days at the Museum interviewing staff and WWII veterans. They went inside a Sherman tank, explored the Kushner Restoration Pavilion and even interviewed Museum President & CEO Dr. Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller.
The students coordinated all interviews, ran the camera and lighting equipment with assistance from their instructors and completed the editing process. The video was presented at the end of the summer as part of a student film festival hosted by St. Tammany Parish schools. One of the students, Grant Chighizola of Pearl River High School had this to say about his experience.
I attended the annual Summer Video Institute hosted by St. Tammany Parish Public School System’s TV station, Channel 13. I worked alongside other high school students and Channel 13 employees to create a video about the National World War II Museum. Not only did I gain valuable experience learning how to produce a video from start to finish, but I also learned a great deal about World War II. We interviewed museum staff and gathered footage of artifacts and articles in the numerous museum exhibits. World War II is such an important part of the history of not only the United States but the world. The National World War II museum, through artifacts, exhibits, and videos, takes people back in time to explain all the aspects of “The War that changed the World”. We hope our video encourages people to visit the Museum.
This post by Louisiana History Day Coordinator Nathan Huegen