Staff

These are the people behind AVT&F, inc.

  • Aleksander Heissner

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    I am 16 years old and am a junior at Cherokee High School. I am a technical director, which is the person who switches the cameras that you see on tv. I do other jobs when needed.

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  • Arturo

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    Hi I’m Arturo and I’m a cameraman for the chs news. I’m also the segment producer and editor for the Cherokee trail segment. I also go out and get footage for the Cherokee trail segment. 

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  • Ashton Gulledge

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    Howdy Partners! I am Chief Photog ‘round these parts. Meanin’, I distribute cameras and equipment to staff members and photogs, who are the people that go around the school and film, upon request. I also am a photographer here at the Warrior News and run the @warrior_news Instagram page. Along with the excitement of being a photog, I enjoy long walks on the beach, rap music, and am on the CHS mountin’ bikin’ team. YeeHaw!

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  • Austin Brown

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    My name is Austin Brown and I am an editor for the chs news. I like being in charge of what the audience watches. 

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  • Ben Akers

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    My name is Ben Akers, I am 17 years old, I like to sleep and stay chill. My job at the chs news is to be the technical director and equipment manager. As a Technical director I control what the audience sees on screen during the live show. As an equipment manager I organize and keep track of everything the chs news uses. If someone steals one of the cameras they are not going to have a good day.

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  • Carson D'amato

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    Carson D’Amato

    18-year-old senior at Cherokee Highschool. I am an Office enthusiast and my primary job for the CHS news is camera op, but I also do other jobs when needed. 

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  • Emilio

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    Hi I’m Emilio and I am an assistance camera/ photog. I record segments that the Segment producer tells me to. I also take over the camera for the news when needed. I sometimes also help out for cable wrangler. That’s my job in the AVTF industry. 

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  • Fernando Velasquez

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    I am Fernando Velasquez I work for the CHS news. What I do in the CHS news is that I am a camera operator/camera assistant, editor. Working for the CHS news is not hard nor easy but challenging. 

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  • Gabe Zarate

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    My name is Gabe Zarate and I am the director for the news. I’m just trying to cuddle and hold hands.

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  • Harrison Buchanan

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    My name is Harrison Buchanan I am 16 years old and I like films. I work on the CHS News I am the Stage Director my job is to tell the Anchor where to look and what to do. 

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  • Jaelin Sims

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    Jaelin Sims 

    11thgrader 16 years old 

    I do competition drill for ROTC 

    And I am a technical director/ audio control person

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  • Jeri Carmichael

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    Jeri Carmichael

    16 in 11thgrade

    I dance 

    In AVTF I control the audio 

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  • Landon Gabbidon

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    Landon Is one of the Executive Producers of the CHS News. She oversees the rest of the crew members and helps make sure everything gets done. She is 17 and a senior at Cherokee. She likes photography, sci-fi books, and making videos.

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  • Mac Reece

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    Mac Reece

    I am 16 years old I work for CHS news. I am the graphics designer. I go to Cherokee high school and your watching CHS NEWS.

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  • Michael

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    Hi, my name is Michael and I am an assistant cameraman but mainly a photog for Cherokee High School news. I have been the cameraman for the news the past 2 times, also I have been out and shot for segment producers as a photog. I took over camera 3 for the Cherokee High School news.

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  • Mr. Childers President of AVT&F, inc.
  • Mr. Childers
    President of AVT&F, inc.
    Email: aaron.childers@Cherokee.k12.ga.us
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    Mr. Childers, or Mr. C as he is also known, comes from a humble upbringing.  He grew up in the suburbs, watching TV under inhumane conditions; 3 channels, no surround sound, and sometimes even in black and white!  Movies were played from videotapes and he even had to travel to a store to rent them.  In high school, he was not even allowed to take Video Production because it clashed with band. (He was a gifted sousaphone player who would have gone pro if not for the unfortunate "Fracking" controversy of '96.)

    In spite of these obstacles, he has risen to the rank of President of AVT&F, inc. where he will guide young television executives throughout this company's broadcast legacy.

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  • Nicholas Spacht

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    My name is Nicholas Spacht. I am a junior. I produce and edit the Moment of Silence video every week including the Pledge of Allegiance. The fact that I was born deaf does not hinder me from learning the various jobs in the news room. I am a youtuber and I make videos from the game called “Roblox.” Adobe Premiere Pro is the tool that I use to edit the videos. You can subscribe to my channel called “NickGetzRekt.”

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  • Noah Atchison

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    I’m an 18-year-old news anchor for the CHS News at Cherokee Highschool. I try to have fun with my job because I enjoy talking to people and sharing information. If anyone has feedback, no matter how rude it may be, I need it so I can do my job better.

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  • Ryan Cantley

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    My name is Ryan Cantley and I am a senior at CHS. I am the Media Manager for the CHS News. I work with the server and all the footage on that the news crew uses.

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  • Walter Dunn

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    My name is Walter Dunn and I am a Junior at Cherokee High School. I am the main editor for the Word of the Week segment on the CHS Student News. As the editor I am expected to cut clips together into a sequence that the segment producer desires. I can also be seen as the talent in the Word of the Week as well as the voice over for the Cherokee Trail. I am a huge nerd when it comes to Doctor Who and video games.  

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