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 ( If you have any questions, please let me know and/or visit their website. Best of luck.

Mistakes YouTubers Make & How To Fix Them

Joe Randeen/ Editing, FCPX, How-To, Techniques, Videos

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 simple yet often over-looked mistakes.  One important note is the SCRIPT everything

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Up, Up and Away

Joe Randeen/ Newscast, Studio 652 News

As you may or may have not heard, William Shatner, the original Capt. James T. Kirk, had the opportunity to brush the edge of space at the 90 years young. Shatner, who has spent a large part of his acting career in space finally got there for real with the help of a New Shepard spacecraft , built by Blue Origin.

Embroidery at Gahr

Joe Randeen/ Events, Newscast, Uncategorized Did you know that Gahr High School offers custom embroidery? Ms. Salmon, our French teacher, has acquired a fantastic embroidery machine that can spice up nearly any type of clothing. This is available to the Gahr family at a greatly reduced price and the proceeds go to the French Club. For more information check out Instagram @sewgahr

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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First Deaf/Blind Actor

Joe Randeen/ Films, Industry, Storytelling, Videos

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 followed entitled – Connecting the Dots.  Connecting the Dots is a documentary

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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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Best APPs for Filming

Joe Randeen/ How-To, Uncategorized

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 review and my top picks for the –  BEST Android Camera Apps

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