October 25, 2012
Hall High School graphics and photography teacher Dan DeCourcy directs a student video project on Thursday morning. At right is junior Matt Vide, 16, who plays the teen culprit driving a trikke while using a cellphone. The students learn to use a dolly, video equipment and filming and editing stategies to produce short videos. One of the rules of the contest says that no state driving laws can be broken in the production of the videos. A recently completed parent survey as well as analysis of DMV teen driving laws show that the laws are helping to reduce teen crashes, injuries and deaths, but that public outreach like the contest is needed to help all parents and teens better understand the laws. The 25-second videos must illustrate two or more of the state's teen driving laws, too. The deadline for submitting a video is January 23, 2013. The contest is open to all high-school age students. Information and rules can be found at www.ct.gov. See more photos hereView a full gallery here.