JERMYN- Martin Lambert, a senior at Lakeland High School, recently experienced firsthand the communications operations in one of the biggest media markets in the country.
Lambert, along with three other students from his English class, Brian Pember, Margaret Mary Markowski and William Demyan, traveled to New York City with their teacher, Evelyn Burke. Lambert operated broadcast cameras at the Current TV studio.
I want to go into film making and communications after high school, Lambert said. It was a cool experience.
According to Burke, teachers are allowed to take members of their class on a field trip for either future careen purposes or to expand on the lessons they are studying.
All four students are musicians and are interested in pursuing careers in film or television media, Burke said. I drove them to New York City and we met with a former student, Jenna Trojnacki, who works at Current TV, and she gave us a tour of the studio.
According to Lambert, the students were shown exactly what it takes to produce a quality program.
I learned the depth of the communications industry, he said. When you are watching television, you don't realize how much really goes into it and how many people and jobs it takes to execute smoothly.
The students also oversaw sound production in the studio. According to Burke, the students were shown how background music is incorporated into television programs.
It was all things that I'm interested in, Lambert said. To see it in application was really surreal.
After graduation, Lambert hopes to attend Ithaca College in New York to study film making and communications.
The Montdale resident has been interested in films even since he was a young child.
I've wanted to go into film production for as long as I can remember, Lambert said. I think the first time I tried to make a movie I was about five years old. It's always been what I wanted to do.
Lambert has participated in the theater department at Lakeland during his high school career.
I've acted in the school plays during the past few years and have worked on the tech crew, he said.
Lambert, 18, is the son of Angela and Mike Lambert. He also serves on Student Council.