Student Choice Films

Joe Randeen/ Announcements, Cinematography, Films

The last project of the school year for Gahr’s Introduction to Film Production class was a “student choice” film.  Students wrote, directed, filmed, and edited their own unique projects. Below you will find some examples.  IF YOU ARE ACCESSING THROUGH DISTRICT COMPUTERS, the videos may not be available. LINK: I SAW ME LINK: ESCAPE

3D Artwalk

Joe Randeen/ Events, Studio 652 News, Uncategorized, Videos

The GAHR High School art program is Fantastic. Mrs. Edson & Mrs Grover do have phenomenal job with these budding artists.   Every year, the 3D art class create these wonderful pieces out of clear packing tape and display them around our campus. Obviously, last year we couldn’t do this event so it was so much fun that the students could display their creations. The Studio 652 News students produced a couple of

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Commercial Using Stock Footage Only

Joe Randeen/ Editing, Films, Storytelling, Videos

Telling a good STORY is essential for filmmakers.  If you can’t capture and engage your audience you have missed the mark as a storyteller. One of the exercises we do in our Film I class is to ask the students to make a commercial (tell a story) using only stock footage. Stock footage, also called stock video or b-roll, is a piece of video content, a clip or shot (normally shorter than

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Celebrating Diversity at Gahr High School

Joe Randeen/ Studio 652 News, Uncategorized

April was Diversity Month. When I first came to work at Gahr High School, what struck me most was the diversity on this campus.  At that time, I identified 12 different languages spoken here. To celebrate Diversity Month I asked the students of Studio 652 News to produce some segments celebrating the diversity at Gahr. We hope you enjoy them. Playlist – Diversity at Gahr High School (Brendan Franklin)

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Student’s Understanding of Camera Angles

Joe Randeen/ Editing, Films

Knowing your Camera SHOTS, ANGLES, and MOVEMENTS is essential to any filmmaker.  The Introduction to Film Production class was given the following assignment to demonstrate their knowledge of Camera Angles. You will be making a short movie on the subject of the BEST and WORST kitchen utensil (a small handheld tool used for food preparation). Genre is up to you: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Documentary, etc. Must use angles: Wide Shot, Medium Shot,

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Commercial: Edit To The Beat

Joe Randeen/ Editing, Videos

How does the rhythm of an edit, or the pacing of shots, matter to the art of editing?Setting the pace of an edit is vital to the storytelling aspect, and for establishing the general stylistic feel of a film. This rhythm is created by a series of beats, and cannot be determined by one or two consecutive cuts alone. It works very similarly to a music composition. The tempo of a piece

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Filmmaking: Murch’s Rule of Six

Joe Randeen/ Cinematography, Editing, Films

Oscar-winning editor Walter Murch, known for Apocalypse Now and The English Patient, came up with six rules for cutting film. When you begin editing, consider each of the following (in descending order of importance): Emotion: How do you want the audience to feel? Story: Are you advancing the story in a meaningful way? Rhythm: Does your timing feel right? Eye trace: Where is the viewer’s focus on the screen? It shouldn’t have

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Joe Randeen/ Studio 652 News, Uncategorized

The students of our CTE TV Broadcasting class – STUDIO 652 NEWS – are celebrating Black History Month by producing short biographies on pivotal contributors to society.   The only parameter the students had when choosing their subjects was to choose someone that may not be as well known as the men and women that normally come to mind. I know that you will enjoy these.  Please share them with others. Oscar Micheaux

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Best Editing Award

Joe Randeen/ Announcements, Awards, Editing, News & Thoughts

BEST EDITING AWARDLuke Nagata The students of Blue And Gold Production, Gahr High School’s Film Production class, were given raw footage to produce a short film. Congratulations to Luke Nagato for winning the BEST EDITING award for “My Nightmare.” This first-year student did a fantastic job. We are looking forward to seeing many more future projects from Luke. We also want to recognize the hard work from some of our other film

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The Mirror (Le Miroir)

Joe Randeen/ Cinematography, Editing, Films, How-To, Techniques

Le Miroir is a short film written and directed by the team at Roman + Pedro. It tells the story of a man – in the sense of the human being – which passes from childhood to the status of “old man”, the time to freshen up.  This is a fantastic film to show film students, not only as an example of storytelling but also filmmaking.  Their website provides BTS and mood boards for the

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