This story was published on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.

Student-Created Videos To Air on TV

Two animated videos, one created by students at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School in Silver Spring, and the other at Parkland Middle School in Rockville last spring, will be aired on MCPS TV and Access Montgomery Television.

"The Loiederman Codex," a four-minute video inspired by ancient Aztec and Maya art, was produced during a 20-day visual artist residency funded by the Maryland State Arts Council’s Artists-in-Education Program and by the school. Artist-in-residence Leila Cabib worked with 22 Loiederman students on the creation of the sequential drawings for the video, while music teachers Chris Guerra and Elizabeth Jankowski-Carson used digital music that students composed for an accompanying musical soundtrack.

At Parkland Middle School, a magnet school for aerospace technology, Greek and Native American constellations were brought to life in "Seeing Stars." The 26 students who created the video animated the transformation of a constellation into its mythical form. Cabibís eight-day residency at Parkland was funded by a Curriculum-Based Arts Integration Residency Grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Cabib said she saw "students’ imaginations take off" while working with them on the videos. “Students inject their own personality and humor into the theme.”

The videos will air on MCPS TV Channel 34 (Comcast), 36 (Verizon) and 89 (RCN) on November 17, at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and November 20 and 21 at 9:30 a.m.

On Access Montgomery Television’s Channel 19, "The Loiederman Codex" will air on November 19 at 3:30 p.m. and 5:28 p.m., November 24 at 4:30 p.m., and November 26 at 6:30 p.m.

"Seeing Stars" will air on Access Montgomery Television’s Channel 19 on November 17 at 4:30 p.m., November 24 at 4:34 p.m., and November 26 at 6:34 p.m.