Vladimir Cruz | Editor-in-Chief
Mike Eddy, an Apple Certified FCPX Instructor, has been leading various projects surrounding the Visual Communications Technologies in Century. He has been teaching VCT for 10 years and counting.
Eddy reveals that three different classes are taking on three different projects.
One is making a public service announcement for the Minnesota Highway Patrol. “VCT has been working with Minnesota Highway Patrol for a number of years,” Eddy adds. One way they have been helping them is making several 60 second public service announcements for distracted driving.
Eddy says, “VCT has being doing this for the last 4 or 5 years”. These public service announcements will be broadcasted in driver education classes, as well as the KSTP networks, and even submitted for the Student Emmy Awards.
Another main project VCT has been working on is Clear Channel Outdoors, which Eddy describes is, “the digital billboard people, that are on some highways that rotate every 8 seconds”. Eddy also adds that these billboards can play video, but they do not want to distract drivers too much.
“There are only a handful of places in the entire United States that have billboards in a pedestrian area, including Times Square in New York, Las Vegas, Nevada, San Francisco, California, and downtown Minneapolis,” Eddy explains.
Eddy describes that if you stand in Hennepin Ave and Seventh Ave, you will be able to see three billboards. Images across the three billboards will be synced together to appear as if an object “leaps one billboards to the next.”
VCT and its students are working hard on all these upcoming projects, so make sure to keep an eye out for all them!