By Myesha Barber
Broadcasting teacher Jeff Mason and his students Victoria Howard, Damon Morris, and Gabbie Wright are a part of Webster’s broadcasting studio.
They started broadcasting Aug. 21 at Webster High School.
They said broadcasting is a lot of fun and very creative.
Gabbie Wright says she gets to work with cameras and be on television.
“There isn’t a bad part about being on TV. I like it,” Wright said.
She said she chose broadcasting because her friend said it was fun, and she likes working with cameras, even though she makes mistakes sometimes.
“I try to play it off,” she said, “even though sometimes it doesn’t work.”
Mason said students get to use their creativity, and broadcasting is a fun subject.
He has been in video production 10 years. He started teaching at TCC for a few years, and a spot opened at Webster, and he took it.
Mason gets encouraged by teaching. He said he thinks he has the best job in the world.
“I get to do what I love,” he said.
Mason said he’s better behind cameras than in front of them, because he has no stage presence.
Victoria Howard said broadcasting is easy — getting out of class, shooting videos, and standing there, looking at the camera while her script is in her hand.
She is following in the footsteps of her older brother, who worked in the studio until he graduated last spring.
“I feel like my brother Nick is helping guide me through what I have to say,” she said.
Damon Morris said the best part of broadcasting is showing his face on television.
Making small mistakes on television is the hard part, he said.
“When I make a mistake, I laugh and just keep on going,” Morris said.
He said Mason asked him to come to his broadcasting class, and he gladly accepted.