13 Dec 2010

Gettys Middle School

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When Gettys Middle School hired us to do a series of videos, they wanted to answer the questions  “what does GMS look like?” and “what does GMS feel like?” We all know how scary the first day at a new school can be—as a student and as a parent, so Principal Cory came up with the idea for videos that would bring students into the school before they ever step foot inside. That bright idea would save the school money and would keep kids in the classroom at a time when funds are low.

The Get-to-Know-GMS video takes viewers inside the school and gets students who already attend excited about where they spend their weekdays. Excitement, energy, school spirit… this is what Gettys Middle School is all about (apart from education of course).

Principal Cory also had the idea to film their music programs with hopes of showing soon-to-be GMS students what they can be involved in. We know that middle school bands are no Greenville Symphony, but to a fifth grader thinking about playing an instrument, that is really exciting.

After these videos were made, The school didn’t have to send it’s band, strings or chorus to elementary schools six times a year anymore. That means they didn’t have to get a bus, didn’t have to pay for gas, didn’t have to worry about the risks of transporting students and didn’t have to take students out of class. And with 10 less school days next year, every day counts.

The final video we did for Gettys Middle School is a heritage video with the first principal telling viewers what makes Gettys great. The legendary Principal Gettys tells us, “It’s not about I.Q., it’s about ‘I do,’” as the history and future of the school is celebrated.

We would love to work with you to create a video that shows off your school! And, trust us, we can make you look good.

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