April 7 & 8, 2016
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
*Trick or Treat Pick up your Trick or Treat bag and a map at the Albion Cultural Exchange, 9 Albion Street starting at 4:00.
*Art Exhibit The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield will host an Art Exhibit at the Albion Cultural Exchange on 9 Albion Street. The exhibit will be open from 4:00-9:00 and feature a wide variety of art on display from local artists who are members of the ACW as well as selected art from WHSVisual Art.
*Carved Pumpkin Display on the steps of the Lucius Beebe Library from 5:00-9:00, featuring the artwork of the WHSVisual Arts Department and GMS Art Club. Pumpkins are lit at 5:00. Want to be a part of this event? Bring your carved pumpkin down to the library to add to the display or just come down to help set up.
*WHSTV Film Festival Galvin Middle School, Veteran’s Auditorium, 525 Main Street, at 4:30 and 7:00. WHSTV presents their annual student horror film festival, featuring films created by students in the WHS Television program and the third installment of the Thrillogy!!! written, produced and acted by WHS staff members. Catch up with part 1 and Part 2 on Youtube and get ready for the conclusion on Fright Night.
“When you stare into the ABerecz” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPeTKjXvMnk and
“The Sequel” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aTnGU0-bDg
Visual & Performing Arts Day is here!
Join us for Visual Arts Night tonight from 6-8 pm at the Americal Civic Center in Wakefield.
We appreciate your support of the arts!
The TV students are in full pre-production mode on their studio shows. The students are hard at work with writing a script, editing videos, creating title cards and organizing every element for a professional studio segment. From a ‘movie game show’ to ‘what if’ scenarios, the lineup for this years studio shows feature something for everyone. Come back soon to see the final productions.
Bust out the piano, it’s time for silent films! Silent films are TV 2 first introduction to applying filters to their work in order to manipulate footage to look old. Think of it like an Instagram for film. The students are introduced to landmark films from the silents era such as Georges Mieles A Trip to the moon.
Students learn how to add dust and scratches, change the film speed, as well as strip out color to manipulate the footage to look old. The students tend to love this project, and the results are usually very funny. Check them out.
Check out all of the films here.
This years Blitz! Film Festival showcased some great student films. Students had one weekend to write, shoot, and edit a short video that included the following elements:
Character Name: E. Schmidt (Professional Bowler)
Prop: Roll of Toilet Paper
Line: “But wait, what do I do with this?”
The videos also included 2 randomly selected pieces of music that were given at the beginning of the weekend. This years videos showed some great talent with camera operating, editing, acting and the use of a fantastic prop. Check out the other Blitz! 2014 videos on our YouTube channel WHSTV15. Also, make your way over to some past Blitz! Film Festival videos submitted by the WHSTV alumni.
The Annual Downtown Holiday Window Painting field trip was a success! We had 27 businesses participate this year and the students were great. We hope you get a chance to check out the artwork on the windows downtown. Happy holidays!