Media Club to travel to California
Joining a club isn’t all “work, work, work”, and the media club proves this; select members of the club are heading to California for three days to tour museums and for a back-lot VIP tour of Universal Studios, taking them back to grade school-era fieldtrips.
Bryce Budoff, sponsor of the Media Club, has planned the trip well.
“We’ll be there for three days; we come back on the 19th [of February.] It’s a half day Thursday, so we leave that day at 1 p.m., get there at 7…” Mr. Budoff said. “The next day we go to Universal Studios. The next day it’s museum after museum after museum.”Mr. Budoff isn’t the only one going on the trip. Seniors Tanya Schlief and Gabriel Bennett are just a select two students participating.
“I’m excited for everything,” Schlief said . “But mostly, the backstage VIP tour of Universal Studios.”
The VIP tour is especially relevant for media students.
”They get a first, hands-on look at everything,” Mr. Budoff said. “Hopefully they’ll be filming, so they’ll be able to see real equipment and action and actors and the whole nine yards.”
The Media Club also plans on visiting many museums while in California.
“We’re going to the Museum of Tolerance, which is a really cool museum there… It will raise awareness, I feel like it all [media producing] started with the Holocaust, and the museum has grown from there.” Budoff said. “Basically, it’s showing how media can show sides and be very persuasive… the Wax Museum is pretty much just for fun.”
For many of their students, it is their first trip to Hollywood.
“It’s a cultural experience… if we get to see something shooting live at the studio, it could be a life-changing experience for some of them who are teetering on whether or not they want to go do this for a living,” Mr. Budoff said.
Even though it seems like it, this trip isn’t no work and all play. The trip was paid for out-of-pocket by the students, and they are taking a van for the seven hour trip.
“[It’s]a load of kids, it’s going to be an awesome road trip,” Bennett said.