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Posted on September 28, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We had a great month on Saturdays at MAX!  Our wonderful new students discovered so much about image/sound!  We worked on JUXTAPOSITION through several short learning projects and got to work on our first films and scripts.  In only a few hours there was a horror script written, (and broken down into a shot list), a short lyric film shot and edited, and some completion editing for the summer Ghost film!  This month we are concentrating on the MANY FACES OF DRAMA!  

the day after...

Posted on July 18, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The film is shot and the final editing begins!  The roles were created, both behind and on-camera, and post-production can be tiring and demanding in vastly different ways.  Patience and exactitude are both needed to complete the vision.  Finally the screening will occur which allows for closure to each project --and hopefully assessments so students become familiar with the evaluation process.  This can lead to recutting or sometimes even pick-up shots for cleaning up scenes that might not work.  This process brings students to new awareness of professional creation as well as analysis.  It prepares them for a future filled with such lessons:  whether in school, at work, or in other areas of their lives-- these students gain perspective on what it takes to have an idea which they can carry through to completion.

the beat goes on...despite the HEAT!

Posted on July 16, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (2)

Students discover the thrill of script to screen. It is important to capture and cut as we shoot in order to keep the flow and intensity of the creative drive alive! And the importance of hydration and cool-off periods can coincide with short editing sessions. The main thing is to demonstrate progress as we go! Students learn so much from all areas of production and post! These lessons can be applied to their lives as well since our filmmaking is a microcosm of life--a position for everyone!



Posted on July 12, 2016 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

What an honor to mentor creativity!  It is difficult to assess how to guide the creative process for my students.  When to lead and when to follow.  Developing this Lyrical film project to start the process is a way to focus without limiting the potential of the student's ideas.  It is also a great way to discuss composition without telling students what to shoot.