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Digital Arts

ECS offers several classes in Digital Arts including Video Production, Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Advanced Digital Arts. Each course is a one-semester class that teaches artistic and technical skills using Adobe Creative Suite programs and classroom iMacs and Macbook Pros.

These classes are designed to teach students to examine the relationships between our technical and creative sides while learning artistic composition and interpretation through digital media.

Video Production is an introduction to the art of videography and is designed to give students a basic overview of the entire film and video production process, from start to finish. Students can expect to learn about directing, producing, filming and editing, in addition to more technical aspects such as camera operation and lighting

The Graphic Design class is an introduction to the field of graphic design. Students will learn the fundamentals of design and how to effectively use those design elements in various projects while exploring ways to effectively communicate through media and digital technology.

Digital Photography is an introduction to the beginning principles of composition as well as basic camera functions and techniques. Students also learn basic editing commands and procedures using the Adobe Photoshop software. The goal of this class is to help students view their everyday surroundings in new ways, to look further than what is evident at first glance, and to become more aware of the world around them and God’s presence in it while learning artistic composition and interpretation through photography.

Advanced Digital Arts is for those students who have completed one or more of the three basic digital arts courses and wish to continue with more advanced techniques.

Kelly Smith is in her 8th official year of teaching at ECS. Before joining the ECS faculty, she spent six years as a volunteer with the ECS Theater Department designing and building sets for the ECS Theatrical Productions. Mrs. Smith teaches the Digital Arts classes, including Digital Photography, Video Production, Graphic Design, and Advanced Digital Arts. In addition to Mrs. Smith’s teaching responsibilities, she serves as our Chapel Facility & Tech Manager, oversees the Chapel Tech Team, and assists with our live-stream web broadcasts.

Mrs. Smith has been married to her husband Tim for 31 years. They are the proud parents of Megan (ECS class of 2007), Fisher (ECS class of 2015), and Bayley (ECS class or 2018). Mr. and Mrs. Smith are members of Grace Evangelical Church.