Category Archives: TV

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!

Intro to Film & Video – Symbolism in Film

Intro to Film & Video – Symbolism in Film

Introduction to Film & Video students have moved on to symbolism in film. Here they have learned how much of an impact symbolism can have on an audience.  Symbolism can be expressed through a number of categories such as colors, sounds, objects and most importantly, the story. For example, objects.  In the Godfather series, whenever oranges are shown on screen, death is being talked about or someone dies shortly after.  Therefore, oranges symbolize death throughout the Godfather films. Even colors can have a huge impact on the audience. Costumes may represent true american heroes or the understanding of good vs. evil with light and dark clothes.  Check out this video for a more thorough explanation of symbolism in film.

Students were instructed to create a video using their knowledge of symbolism in film.  Music can play a large role on the manipulation of an audience. Groups were given a music track where they needed to express or symbolize that song in their video. The Intro students still needed to be aware of the technical aspect of creating a video (i.e. MS – Medium Shot, CU – Close Up, Rule of Thirds) while successfully representing their music.  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

TV 2 Silent Films: Applying Filters, Film History

TV 2 Silent Films: Applying Filters, Film History

 

Students were introduced to Landmark Films of the early silent film era. The purpose of the assignment was to teach film history as well as how to modify modern HD color film to replicate the feel and speed of old black and white films. The application of multiple filters allow the students to change the speed, contrast and saturation to look like old films.

MA: Grades 9 – 12
Visual Arts
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
1.11 Explore a single subject through a series of works, varying the medium or technique For example, a student makes a drawing, woodcut, and painting of a still life, landscape, or figure.
1.12 Describe and apply procedures to ensure safety and proper maintenance of the workspace, materials, and tools
2.15 Create artwork that demonstrates understanding of the elements and principles of design in establishing a point of view, a sense of space, or a mood
3.10 Create 2D and 3D images that are original, convey a distinct point of view, and communicate ideas
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
4.12 Choose and prepare artwork for exhibition, and be able to discuss their choices
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
5.8 Demonstrate the ability to compare and contrast two or more works of art, orally and in writing, using appropriate vocabulary
Connections
6.6 Describe and analyze examples of art forms that integrate practical functions with aesthetic concerns For example, students listen for Similarities and differences in work songs from various cultures.
8.6 Classify works from the United States and world cultures by genre
style, and historical period; explain why the works exemplify a particular genre, style, or period
8.7 Identify works, genres, or styles that show the influence of two or more cultural traditions, and describe how the traditions are manifested in the work
9.5 Identify and describe examples of how technological development in one artistic domain can influence work in other artistic domain
9.6 Compare the available materials, inventions, and technologies of two historical periods or cultures and explain their effect on the arts

Intro to Film & Video – From Storyboards to Post-Production

Intro to Film & Video – From Storyboards to Post-Production

Introduction to Film & Video students have hit the ground running with Pre-Production by creating storyboards. Storyboards help with organizing the video before production begins. Once the storyboards are created, students can follow a shot by shot document while recording in the “field.”  The ‘Locker Project’ is an assignment where students understand the use of various shots (i.e. MS – Medium Shot, CU – Close Up), editing techniques and utilizing the Rule of Thirds.  Having a detailed set of storyboards will help guide the students during the recording and Post-Production process.

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

1.11 Explore a single subject through a series of works, varying the medium or technique For example, a student makes a drawing, woodcut, and painting of a still life, landscape, or figure.

PreK–12 STANDARD 3: Observation, Abstraction, Invention, and Expression

3.10 Create 2D and 3D images that are original, convey a distinct point of view, and communicate ideas

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

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