Great Start To The Year

Joe Randeen

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

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First Deaf/Blind Actor

Joe Randeen

I’m a big fan of OMELETO, a YouTube Channel featuring some of the best short films.  This morning I spent some time looking through some of the films and I came across FEELING THROUGH, a story of a deaf/blind man and a homeless teen.  First of all, it’s a very touching movie but what really impacted me was a documentary that

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Visions of Light

Joe Randeen

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

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Best APPs for Filming

Joe Randeen

With the ability to add advanced DSLR-like settings, pro-grade manual controls, and higher quality bitrates standard to most third-party camera apps, you can easily overcome many of the drawbacks of shooting with the built-in apps bundled with your Android of iPhone devices. In these videos, we take a look at all the leading camera apps right now, with a full

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Editing – How Much Time Does It Take?

Joe Randeen

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

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May – Mental Health Month

Joe Randeen

For the GAHR GLADIATORS. It’s time to BREAK THE STIGMA around mental health. Join us this month to learn more about mental health and the professionals at our school site who dedicated their work to make sure your mental health is priority! This month Ms. Perez will be hosting our May Wellness Workshop on Tips on Looking After Yourself the

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Most and Least Useful Kitchen Utensils

Joe Randeen

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

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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Find us

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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