The CFIT Black Box Theater & Green Screen Studio was created by upcycling the former former band room of the old Russell Middle School. The transformation of this creative space includes:
- A ceiling mounted pipe grid
- An array of programmable DMX lighting fixtures
- A DMX Lighting controller
- A theatrical curtain and drape system
- A chroma key green wall
- Cinema quality video projection and audio equipment
- Audio Rack with Soundboard, Mixer, and Amplifier
- A variety of flexible staging boxes
The audience capacity of the Black box theatre is between sixty and eighty individuals. Productions, performances, and presentations have been successfully run in the CFIT Black Box by classes of the ArtsNow Professional Learning Residency, students in the Arts & Innovation Magnet Program, and the Winder-Barrow High School DramaDoggs Theater Troupe.
Through funding support from our partners at the Winder Rotary and ArtsNow Learning, the Digital Media Lab at CFIT is fully equipped with desktop workstations and periphreals that allow students to learn how to create professional-quality digital audio and visual productions. Each workstation has studio-quality microphones and headphones, MIDI controllers, and a suite of software that includes Adobe Elements applications as well a collaborative web-based Digial Audio Workstation, called Soundtrap for Education by Spotify.
Click below to sample creations from our Arts & Innovation Magnet (AIM) Program students in the CFIT Digital Media Laboratory.
Peace Pole installed by Winder Rotary at the Center for Innovative Teaching
September 21, 2020
Over the past three years, the Winder Rotary Club has shown outstanding support to the Center for Innovative Teaching. In total, the club has donated over $14,000 to support BCSS students, teachers, and programs as part of the Center for Innovative Teaching. The Winder Rotary Club relocated their Peace Pole to the CFIT campus as a sign of their commitment and partnership.
To celebrate the International Day of Peace, the Winder Rotary Club gathered at the Peace Pole on Monday. Rotarians are people of action and come together to promote peace and social justice. A short dedication was led by Winder Rotary President Ben McDaniel. He shared the history of the Peace Pole, "A peace pole is a monument declaring the message 'May peace prevail on Earth' in the language of the country in which it was placed and usually several other langauges. This pole has five languages: English, Japanese, German, Spanish, and Cherokee." In his remarks, McDaniel emphasized how peace will prevail, even in these challenging times.
A Peace Pole is an internationally recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams. Thank you to the Winder Rotary for help making dreams come true at the Center for Innovative Teaching. The Peace Pole is now on display on the campus.
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