Seniors from the Video Production Portfolio WHSTV class had their short documentary selected as a finalist in the Salem Film Festival. With over 100 documentaries submitted from all over New England, the WHSTV students’ documentary about a local band named Silhouette Rising was chosen as Top 10. The filmmakers consisted of Evan Burns, Anthony Denham, Matt Murdocca, and Ben Piercy. The short documentary focuses on the band members who discuss the influence music has on them and a tragic car accident involving their lead singer. Watch their video below.
The Multimedia Presentation class at WMHS was extremely fortunate to have alumni Connor Beebe, Class of 2012, come in and present the work he has done in the field of Industrial Design. A recent graduate from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Class of 2016, Connor explains the steps taken during the evolution of a product. From discovering a problem, brainstorming ideas, and developing prototypes, Connor expresses how countless hours spent researching, sketching and designing truly pays off.
In Ceramics II the students have been hard at work constructing amazing shoes out of clay. Students first designed paper templates. After the paper prototype was constructed students then moved on to clay. Students realized many changes had to be adjusted along the way for the finished product to look like a realistic shoe. Craftsmanship, and observation were some key components to a successful shoe.
Students in the Honors Drawing & Painting class have just finished up with their Self – Portraits. They have worked extremely hard over the last month and a half to complete these portfolio pieces. For most of these students this was their first ever full portrait. I would have to say I am very proud of all their improvements. Keep up the great work!
The Intro to Film and Video students are now in the post-production stage of their recent project.Since the beginning of the school year, students in the intro class have learned various techniques that are essential to a well produced production. After seeing videos from upperclassman during the Fright Night Film Festival in October, the students have seen how the quality of their work will advance over the course of the program.Consistently working on the basics of production gives them the ability to advance more quickly in the field. This project tests their abilities to apply those simple and advanced techniques to a short sequenced video.After following proper camera techniques during production, the post-production process is where students piece together their clips, apply transitions and add multiple layers of audio tracks. Stay tuned for the final cuts.