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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Scholarship Money for Creatives

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

Project Yellow Light is offering some amazing scholarships that are worth considering, including $8000 for a video. Use your video skill and submit an entry.  It will definitely be worth your time whether you are awarded the scholarship or not. For more information visit Project Yellow Light (https://www.projectyellowlight.com) If you have any questions, please let me know and/or visit their website. Best of luck.

Great Start To The Year

Joe Randeen/ Announcements, News & Thoughts, Uncategorized

We have had a great start to this new school year. After last year, it would be hard for it not to be better. Film and TV Broadcasting are both very difficult subjects to teach virtually, but not impossible as you can see from some of the videos included on our YouTube page.  Our Intro to Film class has been learning about: story structure, camera shots, camera angles, and camera movement.  They

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Editing – How Much Time Does It Take?

Joe Randeen/ Editing, News & Thoughts, Uncategorized

Every now and then the question of “how long does it take to edit video” comes up.  It’s a difficult question to answer because of all the variables. The experience of the editor being the biggest factor. There also how much falls on the editor. Do they have to acquire music, b-roll, copy, etc.? Is there a shot list and a script? Does it require animation? Is it a film, documentary, news,

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Most and Least Useful Kitchen Utensils

Joe Randeen/ News & Thoughts, Videos

I love cooking.  There is something relaxing and creative about the process of making a great meal.  There are a couple of kitchen utensils that I could not do without. I thought it would be fun to ask the students what they thought were the Most and Least Useful Kitchen Utensils.  Here’s what they said.

Bright Side Of This Last Year

Joe Randeen/ News & Thoughts

I don’t think anyone can deny that this has been a rough year and for some a devasting year. We have been bombarded with bad news on a constant basis.   If you take a look, you can always find a silver lining, a bright side to every circumstance.  That’s what I challenged my Intermediate Film students with.  Share one positive thing that has come out of this last year.  Here’s what a

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7 Essential Life Skills for High Schoolers to Build Before Graduating

Joe Randeen/ News & Thoughts

By Haley Peterson As an educator, how many times have you heard students ask why schools don’t teach things like how to file taxes or some other reasonable life skill necessary to successfully master “adulting”? Basic life skills like how to clean a bathroom or sign an apartment lease may not always be part of the curriculum, but that doesn’t mean you can’t answer the call and help your students be ready

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Rope – A Study of the “One-Shot”

Joe Randeen/ Films, News & Thoughts, Storytelling

This week the Intro and Intermediate film class are analyzing one of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces – Rope. The two main topics are the “One-Shot” and the character development. Rope is about two young men in New York City who, as an intellectual exercise, commit the perfect murder. Brandon Shaw (played by John Dall) and Philip Morgan (played by Farley Granger) strangle their former Harvard classmate David Kentley (played by Dick Hogan). After committing

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The Power Of Storytelling in Leadership

Joe Randeen/ News & Thoughts

In my classes, we use a wonderful communication app called Band.  The following article was shared via that app.  Hope you enjoy it. As a leader, storytelling is a skill you need. There are so many reasons why this skill is invaluable, but let’s begin with a story of my own to set the tone… During the closing session of orientation for my first job years ago, one of the company’s senior

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The Power Of Storytelling in Leadership

Joe Randeen/ News & Thoughts, Storytelling

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 and BROADCASTING.  I know that the vast majority will not go into

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