Bright Side Of This Last Year

Joe Randeen

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

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Coming Back to School

Joe Randeen

For many of us there is excitement in the air. I’m especially looking forward to meeting, in-person, all the new students and returning students.  For the Freshman, they have an added hurdle in that they have never been on our campus.   Where are your classes?  How do you get there?  What if I need to go to nurse or the

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Joe Randeen

We are hoping that you all can help us grow our social media presence by subscribing to our YouTube channel and Instagram. You can use the QR code to the right for links to both our YouTube and Instagram accounts.  You can also go there directly by clicking one of the following link: YouTube – Blue and Gold Production and Studio

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Rope – A Study of the “One-Shot”

Joe Randeen

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

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The Power Of Storytelling in Leadership

Joe Randeen

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

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See what is NEWs

Joe Randeen

I’m proud to announce the next episode of Studio 652 News.  The student news team did an excellent job putting this episode together. The students have some exciting stories for you. For more on Studio 652 News click here. STORIES – Jan 2021 Sleep Habits Hybrid Model Overcoming Obstacles Film/Broadcasting Class Student Activism

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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