Celebrating Diversity at Gahr High School

Joe Randeen

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.

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Student’s Understanding of Camera Angles

Joe Randeen

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:

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Commercial: Edit To The Beat

Joe Randeen

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

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Filmmaking: Murch’s Rule of Six

Joe Randeen

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

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH ’22

Joe Randeen

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

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Best Editing Award

Joe Randeen

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

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The Mirror (Le Miroir)

Joe Randeen

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

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Scholarship Money for Creatives

Joe Randeen

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

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3 Biggest Mistakes Every Filmmaker Must Avoid

Joe Randeen

This video, 3 Biggest Mistakes Every Filmmaker Must Avoid, hits on some good points.  For us students the 2nd and 3rd points are the ones that I want you to pay special attention to.  Point 1 is more for those who wish to make filmmaking a career. Point 2 – Focus On Gear – points out that story must come

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Mistakes YouTubers Make & How To Fix Them

Joe Randeen

We can all grow in our skills as content creators.  Practice is a non-negotiable but why reinvent the wheel as well? Here is a good video by FILM BOOTH that will show you how to not make the same mistakes so many YouTubers (content creators) make. This video, along with practice will make you a better content creator.  These are

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