Category Archives: TV

Constantine a finalist in the Adobe Premiere “Make the Cut” Contest

Constantine a finalist in the Adobe Premiere “Make the Cut” Contest

Wakefield High Schools TV Production teacher Mr Chris Constantine is a finalist in the Adobe Premiere Pro 25th Anniversary “Make the Cut” Contest and he needs your vote! This is very exciting as it is a global competition. The video is featured in a playlist on the Adobe Creative Cloud YouTube channel. Public voting is from May 1, 2017 through May 5, 2017 by clicking the “thumbs up” button under the video on the YouTube Page. There is a limit of one vote per person/email address per Finalist entry, per day.
Watch his video below. Mr Constantine is Finalist_022:

Short Documentary Becomes Top 10 At Student Salem Film Fest

Short Documentary Becomes Top 10 At Student Salem Film Fest

 

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.

 

Understanding Production

Understanding Production

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img_3885The 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.

Fright Night 2016

Fright Night 2016

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The Annual Fright Night Halloween Festival is upon us! Join us for the WHS Art pumpkin carving display downtown at the Beebe Library on October 27 and then head down to the Galvin Auditorium for the WHS TV movies.

The PUMPKIN DISPLAY is from 6:00 – 8:00 PM! The pumpkins will be lit at around 5:00 pm but are best seen when it starts to get dark. Stop by to see the amazing carving work of the WHS Art students!

The WHS TV movies are at 4:30 and 7 pm at the Galvin MIddle School Auditorium! $5 admission!

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**Pumpkins will be available for the public to take at the end of the evening. Students have between 8:00 and 8:30 PM to claim their pumpkins. At 8:30 PM the public can take pumpkins that are not claimed by students!

 

Intro to Film & Video – Adobe Premiere & “How to…” Projects

Intro to Film & Video – Adobe Premiere & “How to…” Projects

Introduction to Film & Video students have jumped into the best of the best when it comes to video editing software. Students are learning various skills and techniques in Adobe’s editing application Premiere Creative Cloud. Learning this professional application, puts the students on the same level as those who attend college universities. Understanding key concepts in Adobe Premiere allows students to piece together videos with great ease and professional quality.

Students were instructed to create a  “How to…” video.  The objective is to create a simple and easily understandable step-by-step tutorial of how to do something.  Proposed projects range from “How to Wash Hands” to “How to Be Cool.” Incorporating previously taught techniques into this project helps piece together a fluid video. Check out some student work below.

Visual Arts

PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques

1.9 Demonstrate the ability to create 2D and 3D works that show knowledge of unique characteristics of particular media, materials, and tools

1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work

1.12 Describe and apply procedures to ensure safety and proper maintenance of the workspace, materials, and tools

PreK–12 STANDARD 4: Drafting, Revising, and Exhibiting

4.9 Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, organize, and complete long-term projects, alone and in group settings
• Conceptualize: plan, generate ideas, make preliminary sketches, participate in discussions, imagine outcomes, and set goals;
• Organize: choose materials and techniques to attain the desired look and feel; maintain work space and personal schedule; review progress of work with others; and revise work appropriately;
• Complete: prepare work for presentation or exhibition

4.10 Demonstrate the ability to develop an idea through multiple stages, responding to criticism and self-assessment

4.11 Maintain a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates a progression of ideas and skills over time

PreK–12 STANDARD 5: Critical Response

5.9 Use published sources, either traditional or electronic, to research a body of work or an artist, and present findings in written or oral form

5.10 Critique their own work, the work of peers, and the work of professional artists, and demonstrate an understanding of the formal, cultural, and historical contexts of the work

Visual Arts Day/Night Virtual Slideshow

Visual Arts Day/Night Virtual Slideshow

April 7 & 8, 2016

Watch WMHS Alumni Hall of Fame LIVE!

Watch WMHS Alumni Hall of Fame LIVE!

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Watch the Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Presentation live here on Livestream on your computer and/or mobile device.  The event begins Friday, March 4th at 12:15. Download the Livestream app on your phone and be sure to follow WHSTV for future live events.

Honorees this year are:

Therese Jarmusik – Education
Susan Majeski – Community Service
Raymond Girardin – Arts
David Guttadauro – Business
Stephen Maio – Government
Courtney O’Farrell Shirley – Sciences
David Butler – Special Achievement

Congratulations to the 2016 honorees!