R-5 Film Fest highlights Colorado National Monument

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Budding filmmakers were sharing their perspective of the Colorado National Monument Wednesday.

Sixty students from the R-5 High School spent the last four weeks learning about cameras, filming, and interview techniques. It was part of a unique agreement between the Colorado National Monument and Colorado Mesa University which challenged students to share the significance and value of the monument from their points of view.

It's the first time R-5 students have done a project like this.

"I love hiking, I love nature, and I love getting to go experience it with my classmates,” said senior Ronin Lee.

"We want to get students workplace skills and we feel videography is a super important skill in just about any field they want to go into,” said teacher Josh Guddat.

CMU provided all the camera and editing equipment.

The park service plans on featuring the videos on their website and hopes to make it an annual project.

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