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Nov 18, 2013 10:18 AM by AP

High school develops editing studio

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - De La Salle High School has partnered with DreamWorks Studio to build an animation and post-production studio at the school.

The space won't be ready for another six to eight weeks, De La Salle President Michael Guillot told New Orleans CityBusiness.

When it opens, students will get training in skills that will give them a leg up in the video production, digital media and software production industries. Students will be taught mobile application development, web design and how to design for various social media platforms.

The post-production space will also be available for local film industry use.

Guilliot said De La Salle is investing up to $75,000 in the studio space. DreamWorks' contribution was not disclosed.

The school has not determined how it will organize the studio so it can be used for educational and professional purposes, Guillot said. There are about 20 post-production and video editing facilities in the New Orleans area.

"We have to develop those relationships to see how it will evolve," he said. "There could even be a work training opportunity here as well."

The post-production studio is part of a four-phase project De La Salle has been developing since last year to modernize its classroom space.

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Information from: New Orleans CityBusiness, http://www.neworleanscitybusiness.com

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