The Art of the Pour – Joe Maxwell

Joe Randeen/ Events

Wednesday we had the great pleasure of having Joe Maxwell (Director of Photography) at Gahr.  He spoke to students of the ATA and Film Production programs. Mr. Maxwell demonstrated our to shoot “the pour” using a single light, a clear surface and a digital camera.  Then, he added the aid of maple syrup and a few additional lights from iPhones to create a sparkling slo-mo pour that could be used in a

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Trip to 20th Century Fox Studios

Joe Randeen/ Events

In early 2018, Gahr High School’s Film/Video Production and ATA programs had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of a private, backlot tour of 20th Century Fox Studios. After the tour, we were offered a panel meeting with three 20th Century Fox executives who shared about their involvement in the film industry and 20th Century Fox. Panel Screen Room Sound Stage   Stage 5 3 Gahr Ladies Mrs. Edson, Dr. Natividad,

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Ken Burns Effect – Telling A Story

Joe Randeen/ Announcements, Techniques, Videos

Storytelling using still images is extremely difficult.  First, you have a good story, obviously.  But, even with a great story, showing still images is a quick way to lull your audience to sleep.  Just think of your favorite PowerPoint presentation – torture. So, how do filmmakers resolve this issue? You may have heard the name Ken Burns or maybe the Ken Burns Effect.  Ken Burns is an American filmmaker, known for his

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Last Minute Shoot

Joe Randeen/ Announcements, Videos

We got a last minute request to shoot a short scene for the upcoming Fall production – Stand and Deliver: A Jaime Escalante Story. The set was simple, a chair and a desk.  The scene was of a person sitting at a desk and writing a letter. In the play, the actress addresses the audience, so the drama department wanted a video of the actress at the desk. Hope you will attend.

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Audio Editing Stations Ready

Joe Randeen/ Announcements

This year we are concentrating more on Audio than we did last year.  As such we put together two dedicated editing stations just for that purpose.  Both stations have both video and editing capabilities utilizing Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X. For our audio input, we are using Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen audio interfaces.  We have a selection of different microphones, depending on needs.  We also have Blue Microphones

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