The Guthrie Experience: Digital Filmmaking

“I’m building my
portfolio in my career field and I’m getting to see what this
industry is all about.”Sergio Vazquez-Mora, Digital Filmmaking

Meet Sergio Vazquez-Mora a senior from Stratford High School. Sergio is in his second year of Digital Filmmaking and although he is interested in a career in music, he is using his Guthrie experience to earn industry-recognized certifications in both Video Production and Commercial Photography.

“I feel like this school has opened doors to new opportunities because it’s not just about being challenged or creative, it’s about doing something real and meaningful. I’m building my portfolio in my career field and I’m getting to see what this industry is all about.”

Vazquez-Mora just received word that his original musical composition won first place at the district level and is moving on to the state level in the national Reflections competition.

“I really think that my experience here has not only given me an opportunity to get recognition but I’m also able to develop my skills and create a versatile body of work to show schools and people in the industry.”

This Spring, Vazquez-Mora plans to earn a certification in both Final Cut Pro (advanced video editing) and another in Adobe Photoshop (image editing and photo manipulation) and will take his portfolio to the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music to study for a career in the Entertainment Industry.

CTE students not only build portfolios, and gain valuable experience and skills in the classroom but many even get to work in real-world scenarios during their regular school day.

Story by Patty Nilsson.