Digital Media Production

Video and audio professionals can be found in nearly every industry. Those employed in this field combine technical ability and artistic creativity to film TV shows, movies, commercials and documentaries. With improvements in video and internet technology making video more accessible and affordable for businesses of all sizes, computer video skills will become more useful.

Program Description

Students who have a passion for videography and photography will enjoy this Digital Media Production program! 

Students will use professional audio and video editing software to produce video shorts from conception to completion. Students will be able to ditch auto focus and make their first viral video, short film, or podcast. Students will also have the opportunity to work for LISD TV Channel 22 right here in Lenawee County! This program teaches digital video and audio and photography editing techniques including editing, remastering, and retouching. Once students understand the basics they will be ready to hit the ground running as media entrepreneurs!

To Be Successful

Successful students typically have strong computer skills, are creative, enjoy hands-on activities, have good communication and time-management skills, meet deadlines and work well with customers.

Student Organization



  • Demonstrate communication, composition, spelling, and grammar skills
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, using the internet, e-mail applications, and file management


  • Good work ethic and good attendance
  • Work independently, be productive, and take initiative every day
  • Positive attitude and interest in the program
  • Teamwork skills; teach others and serve customers
  • Believe in own self-worth and maintain positive self-esteem
  • Flexible and adaptable to frequent interruptions
  • Integrity, dependable, responsible, honest, and respectful of others
  • Complete assigned work in a timely manner, meet deadlines, and prioritize tasks
  • Listen, read, and follow verbal and written instructions

Program Specific

  • Apply technology to specific tasks, maintain and troubleshoot hardware and software
  • Pay attention to detail and proofread own work for accuracy
  • Evaluate data, organize and maintain files, and use computers to process information
  • Participate in SkillsUSA student organization contests throughout the year
  • Creativity in projects and assignments
  • Safely operate in the classroom and while recording video and audio equipment at different locations
  • Interest in the making of videos, social media content, scriptwriting, and storyboarding
  • Work with LISDTV on projects and events

Note: Additional education may be required.

  • Videographer
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Audio Production
  • Photographer
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Special Effects/Animation
  • Lighting/Sound Designer

*The LISD TECH Center recommends the academic credit listed. Credit can only be awarded by local districts.

  • 1.0 3rd Science (in lieu of)
  • 1.0 World Languages (in lieu of)
  • 1.0 Visual, Performing, & Applied Arts
  • 0.5 English Language Art
  • 1.0 4th Math
  • 1.0 Online Learning Experience

*College credit can only be awarded by the college or university. Certain requirements must be met outside of completing the program.

  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Siena Heights University
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • YouScience exams
    • Television Broadcasting I
    • Television Broadcasting II
    • Commercial Photography I
    • Commercial Photography II
    • Video & Audio Production I
    • Video & Audio Production II

2023 Photography Gallery

While many may assume that  Digital Media Production focuses solely on video and audio projects, students also develop photography skills. For this gallery project, Students chose their favorite photo from projects they completed during the school year and submitted them to their instructor. The photographs were then printed, framed, and displayed at full resolution in the hallway by their classroom to showcase their skills. You can view the photographs in the virtual gallery below.

Chelsea Ekquist head shotInstructor

Chelsea Ekquist is an alumni of the LISD TECH center and a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Directing for Production.  She has held a variety of video and audio positions including Director, Producer, Master Control Operator, Studio Engineer, Art Director, Videographer, Photographer, and more.  Chelsea has won special awards including the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Award, Midwest Emmy Nominee, New York Film Festival Student Emmy Winner, Hugo Award Winner, and the First Look Film Festival Short Film Showcase Winner.  She previously worked for LISD TV Channel 22, was a former Teaching Assistant for the Video & Audio Production program, and has special education training as well.

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Hunter Nino head shot

Teacher Assistant

Hunter Nino is an alumnus of the LISD TECH Center Video and Audio Production program and a graduate from Siena Heights University. Hunter majored in criminal justice with a minor in behavioral science. Nino graduated from Siena Heights University and became a police officer for just over three years. After leaving the force to pursue his passion in filmmaking, he now co-owns a movie production company (Horror Dadz Productions) that operates across the United States. Hunter has appeared, produced, or worked on over 30 independent horror movies.  Nino has acted as a Director, Producer, Actor, Location Manager, Dub Coordinator, and more. Many awards won by Horror Dadz include best actor, best supporting actor, best director, best film, best sound, best cinematography, and multiple film festival awards.  Hunter is looking forward to sharing his filmmaking passion with the students in Digital Media Production.

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