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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Aubrey Costa, Entertainment Staff Writer for Gahr Forum, did a wonderful interview with two of our filmmakers, Joyce Chung and Ashley Henan. It goes without saying that learn how to make films is difficult even in perfect conditions but during a pandemic, it is even more challenging. I hope that you will take a moment to take a look at
My goal was to watch, grade, and provide feedback on all the student submitted films prior to the Winter break so that we could vote for the TOP THREE BEST HOLIDAY GRATITUDE MICROFILMS. Unfortunately, I ran out of time AND I needed the two-week break as well. The overall goal was to select the two best films from each period.