The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus recently stopped in Charlotte to give some students a hands-on experience with some of the most state-of-the-art audio and video recording equipment available.
Assisted by three on-board engineers, Charlotte’s Northwest School of the Arts students learned how to write, record, and produce original songs, music videos, documentaries, and live multi-camera video productions streamed to the web in real-time on October 17th, 2017.
It is highly unusual for the bus to stay put at one school for more than a day, but NWSA hosted the event from October 17th-18th, 2017.
On the first day, the Lennon Bus provided hundreds of NWSA students with the opportunity to tour the Bus and get hands on experience with the equipment found on board. Tours gave students an overview of what really goes on in a recording or video production facility that were led by the Lennon staff. Students learn about the history of the Bus and are introduced to the various production skills needed to produce projects on board. On the second day, six NWSA students had the opportunity to create and produce original songs and video projects. These students wrote the music and lyrics to a song, and then record, mix, shoot video, and made a full music video of their work.
Here’s what they produced;
The Northwest School of the Arts is recognized internationally and is the only public arts magnet school serving Mecklenburg County students in grades 6 through 12. The school’s unique educational approach combines elements of creativity, art, and technical prowess with a strong academic foundation. The history and prestige that comes with Visual & Performing Arts means something different to everyone – that’s why our students have multiple ways to launch into a professional career down the path they choose in Band, Chorus, Costume Design, Dance, Musical Theatre, Orchestra, Piano, Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Visual Arts.