Ballston Spa students produce sheriff's recruitment video

August 09, 2019 07:55 PM

BALLSTON SPA - They're the guys behind the camera for this production.

Four boys, a couple of them not quite old enough to drive, are the driving force behind this new recruitment tool for the Sheriff's Office.
The four boys - Ian Griesemer, Zachary Washington, Lukas Gibson and Jack Veirs, did all the shooting and editing as part of their final project in teacher Mike Fisher's "Intro to Video Production" class.


"We worked hard on this and it just feels really rewarding to have it done and it's going to be shared to a bunch of people and they can see what we did and what the sheriff's department's all about," said Griesemer.

The video will be up on the Sheriff's Office social media pages in the coming days and they'll show it at the State Fair in Syracuse on August 30.

"It's something that kind of shows if you put in the work in high school you can actually do great things even before you're out in the world yourself," said Gibson.

It took a little longer than they hoped, but they say the several weeks of hard work paid off.

We wanted to do a good job for the Sheriff's Office, but we were really surprised at how helpful and supportive they were. They really welcomed us in and told us do whatever you guys want. We're behind you," Veirs said.
The boys' work was unveiled Friday afternoon to rave reviews from the people who'll benefit from it.

"This is an awesome idea," said Sheriff Michael Zurlo. "This is something we need. It'll be on our Facebook pages. We'll tweet it out, Instagram, YouTube."


Mark Mulholland

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