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

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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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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Visions of Light

Joe Randeen/ Cinematography, How-To, Lighting, Videos

There are so many different things to keep in mind when you are putting together a film.  For beginning filmmakers, this is especially stressful. One thing that consistently seems to take a backseat is CINEMATOGRAPHY. Visions of Light is a documentary that examines an often overlooked element of filmmaking: the role of cinematography. It includes interviews with various cinematographers, credited as “directors of photography,” who discuss clips from their own work as

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