On April 23, Ms. Abbey's Yearbook Production class from Westfield Academy and Central School attended the 2014 Annual Spring Work hosted by Jostens. This year's workshop was held at the Buffalo Zoo. Students listed to a presentation by Gold Key Keystone Award and friend of Student Journalism Award precipitant Rick Brooks. Brooks shared Theme Development Strategies and his thoughts on how students can aspire to think outside the box.
Award winning broadcaster Jud Heussler from KISS 98.5 shared his wisdom on interviewing skills. Jud, former Senior Editor of his high school yearbook, gave an interactive speech on helping improve journalism skills as well as inside tips he uses when interviewing celebrities.
Legacy Studio Photographers were on hand to help with improving photograph skills, proper camera settings, and improving action shots. The animals at the zoo were happy to be students' subject matter as they focused on setting cameras on lighting, action, still, and burst shots.
Ms. Abbey’s Yearbook Production class from Westfield Academy and Central School attended the 2014 Annual Spring Work hosted by Jostens. This year’s workshop was held at the Buffalo Zoo.
Students were also given the opportunity to develop a cover theme or design with an artist at the workshop. In addition, students could spend the day finding and developing the theme and then schedule a Virtual Artist Session where the artist shares the computer screen at the school and creates the cover before students' eyes.
Yearbook Production students and advisors from across Western New York attend this yearly event. It gives students an opportunity not only to develop the ideas for next year's book, but to also interact with students from other schools, and speak with dedicated professionals who communicate their experiences with the work of a yearbook production student. Each year there are many resources available to students at this event and Jostens provides a great day for inspiration for the next yearbook.