De La Salle High School Goes High Tech

De La SalleIn partnership with Dreamworks Studios, local private high school De La Salle has announced the addition of an animation and post-production studio on site.

The film industry in New Orleans is welcome to use the studio in addition to  the De La Salle community, including students and faculty.

De La Salle President Michael Guillot said the school is investing between $50,000 and $75,000 in the space.

Although the studio isn’t expected to be complete for another nearly two months, Guillot said, “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 different social media platforms.”

De La Salle’s studio will join the ranks of around 20 post-production studios in the area. “We have to develop those relationships to see how it will evolve,” said Guilliot. “There could even be a work training opportunity here as well.”

Some have said it’s a school of the future. The studio is part of a four-phase project the school has been working on to modernize classroom space.

De La Salle has also added its Creativity Studio, equipped with a 3D printer.

“It’s part of our bigger project to help young people get ready for the next 50 years,” said Guillot.