The Power Of Storytelling in Leadership

Joe Randeen

Our motto for all my classes is “We Are All Storytellers.”  This piggybacks on the truth that everyone has a story. I’ve heard that Fred Rogers carried a quote in his wallet that stated, “There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love once you’ve heard their story.” The origin of the quote is attributed to Mary Lou Kownacki.  I teach storytelling via FILM

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Holiday “GRATITUDE” Microfilms

Joe Randeen

HONORABLE MENTION The Gift of Christmas Spirit – Khalia Gatlin The Spoiled One – Gavish Sachdeva BEST MICROFILM FIRST PLACE – Twins The Season, Josiah & De Micah Morris. SECOND PLACE – Lies, Joyce Chung THIRD PLACE – Dear Diary, Brendan Franklin OTHER TOP VOTED Welcome to Thanksgiving – Elizabeth Lara  Lifes Book – Jason Ramirez  Wishlist – Ashley Henan The Little

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Filmmaking During A Pandemic

Joe Randeen

Aubrey Costa, Entertainment Staff Writer for Gahr Forum, did a wonderful interview with two of our filmmakers, Joyce Chung and Ashley Henan. It goes without saying that learn how to make films is difficult even in perfect conditions but during a pandemic, it is even more challenging.  I hope that you will take a moment to take a look at

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VOTING HAS BEGUN

Joe Randeen

My goal was to watch, grade, and provide feedback on all the student submitted films prior to the Winter break so that we could vote for the TOP THREE BEST HOLIDAY GRATITUDE MICROFILMS.  Unfortunately, I ran out of time AND I needed the two-week break as well. The overall goal was to select the two best films from each period. 

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ABCUSD 2020 Performing Arts Winter Showcase

Joe Randeen

If you missed this amazing virtual concert, do yourself a favor, grab yourself something warm to drink, turn up the volume, and enjoy the amazing talent of ABC USD students.  The holiday’s come alive in song and dance. Hosted by band directors Mr.  Darren Loney and Matthew Gullett, musicians, singers, and dancers from all over our district, perform on this

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Don’t Do Nothing

Joe Randeen

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” I’m pretty sure that Theodore Roosevelt was not referring to filmmaking when he made this statement, I will relate it back to that subject. To overstate the obvious,

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Rising Phoenix

Joe Randeen

If you want to get inspired, I’ve got a documentary for you – Rising Phoenix. Featuring nine Paralympians from across the world, this cutting-edge movie tells the Paralympic Games’ remarkable story from the rubble of World War II until becoming the third biggest sporting event on the planet. ‘Rising Phoenix’ examines how the Paralympics have sparked a global movement throughout

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Thankfulness

Joe Randeen

On Monday, the first day back from Thanksgiving break, I asked my TV Broadcasting to make a short video telling us what they are thankful for, this year.  Despite this unprecedented year of so many hardships, there are still silver linings.   Hope you enjoy it.

Halloween Microfilms

Joe Randeen

Student Halloween Microfilms Not to overstate the obvious, virtual school has so many challenges. I would be so bold that even more so for a Film Production class.  Since the students can’t come on campus, they are extremely limited in equipment, no cameras, lighting, microphones, etc. What they do have are their cell phones and their imagination. The students have

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First Newscast

Joe Randeen

As we are all aware, distance learning is not easy on students and teachers (and families for that matter).  Our TV Broadcasting students have been especially saddened that they can’t get into our amazing student to create our Newscasts.  But, true to form, my students will and do overcome adversities. A few weeks into our school year I asked the

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