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  • AC Davis Film Production Class Nominated for a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Award

    Posted by Jeff Rist on 5/1/2020
    Film Production teacher Jeff Rist found out some amazing news about our Film Production class at Davis High School on April 30.
    The zero period Film Production class creates a weekly "newscast" for all the students. This newscast is call DNN, standing for Davis News Network.  The shows produced on December 13th 2019 and February 7, 2020 have both been nominated for a prestigious award from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).  Many people refer to this as an EMMY.  (but technically they don't use that name).  
    The chapter of the NATAS that we are in is the Northwest Chapter.  It covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.  The NATAS has a High School student division with a category:  Magazine (News Magazine).  
    There are only four nominated entries in this category and the AC Davis Film Production class received TWO of the four nominations! 
    These students take a lot of pride in their work.  They start class at 7am.  They typically only have 4 days to complete a show.  Starting on Friday they see what stories are needed for the following week.  They begin recording, interviewing, editing on Monday.  Anchors are recorded on Tuesday and the final show is submitted to the instructor on Thursday morning for review. 
    Early part of June we will find out the winner of this award, this truly is an honor to be nominated!
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