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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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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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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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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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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Filmmaking During A Pandemic

Joe Randeen

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

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VOTING HAS BEGUN

Joe Randeen

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. 

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