When the girls for the film class met for the first time, most had the intention of staying behind the camera rather than acting in front of it. We sat in a circle and brainstormed ideas for different movies, and though lack of a bear costume limited our possibilities, we eventually made a nearly unanimous decision. A guest speaker from Hill School visited us to help write a script, and with his direction we were able to begin filming the next day. The cast and crew work well together, including the cardboard cut-out of Zac Efron. Every girl in the class is somehow included, either in acting or editing behind the scenes. While the film will be kept a secret until the Friday reveal, we have worked hard to produce a crowd-pleaser.
The Film Class worked on editing videos the this week. We were encourageg to walk around School house and make a 1-2 minute short Film on anything. One group chose to make a short film about Jane. The purpose for this film was to learn how to combine pictures and videos together. So here is Janeeeeeeeee…
In the last two days, our class has been learning about the proper ways to edit clips, create thought-provoking plot lines, and the ways to form a well written script. The first day of class we learned about the differences between theater acting and movie acting. After that we created short films about any topic without sound. We were split up into groups and given the opportunity to work with movie editing software, like iMovie. Today, we created plots for our two movies. We then broke the plots down into clips and filmed and edited one section of our short movies. Tomorrow we will continue shooting clips for our films.
– Alexis H. ’12 and Amy M. ’12