Jan 29, 2015

New Video Challenge: Convey a Color

Create a 60-second film expressing a theme through focusing on one specific color.

The rules:
  1. Focus on one color as your subject, using or referencing that color in each shot.
  2. Add one piece of CC licensed or public domain music
  3. Add credits for filmmaker and music
  4. vary your shots (combine extreme close ups, close ups, medium and wide shots)
  5. If you keep the ambient sound from the clips please balance the final mix so it's smooth with the music you use.
Here are a few tips from Vimeo on ways to approach this challenge:
As always, there are many ways to look at this Challenge. Consider using a theme; how does each color make you feel? What does it mean? While you're looking for your color, remember that there's room to play with shooting techniques. An easy way to shake up your video is to vary your shots; we suggest combining close-ups, medium, and wide shots! And of course, always think about the composition of each shot!
DUE Date: Feb 18th!

Here are a few examples from Vimeo:

Jun 24, 2013

CAP Hollywood Films


I posted all the CAP Hollywood films on the site. If, for whatever reason, you do not want your film posted please let me know and I will take it down.

Hope everyone is having a great summer. Sorry for the delay in getting these films up!


Jun 17, 2013

CAP Hollywood 2013


I'll have the CAP Hollywood films posted sometime this week. Let me know if you have any questions.

May 4, 2013

CAP Hollywood Reflection #1

Everyone should be wrapping up all filming by the end of this weekend for their CAP Hollywood productions. All filming must be completed by this Wednesday, May 8th. Otherwise, there is no way you will complete your films on time.

Here is the prompt for the CAP Hollywood reflection that is due before our next class. You can either post your reflection on your blog or type it out and hand it in. If you have any pictures or short clips from your films please consider sharing them in this reflection.
  1. Describe how your film is progressing at this point. What are some of the challenges? Successes? Concerns?
  2. What exactly have you contributed to your project this week. Please be very specific.
  3. What exactly do you need to get done next week? Please set a short term goal(s) for the following week.
All groups should have a rough cut of their films in their timelines by the end of this week. The footage I have seen so far is looking great. I can't wait to see your rough cuts at the end of this week. I'll be staying after school all this week for anyone who wants to put in extra editing time. I will also be at school the next two Saturdays for anyone who wants to edit.

Apr 3, 2013

Call for Submissions

Local youth media organization, The Ghandi Brigade, is taking submissions for their upcoming film festival. The deadline to submit work is this Friday, April 5th. The film festival is Saturday, May 11th, at the Silver Spring Convention Center in downtown Silver Spring. The categories for submitting work are: Visual Art | Performance | Photography | Video. You can submit work created in or out of school. Many of the documentaries we created this year would fit into the video category.

There are prizes and awards for the winners. All work will be screened at the convention center on the day of the festival and winners will be presented with awards. There is also a four hour film challenge on the day of the festival. The film challenge would be a fun way for you and a few friends to test out your filmmaking skills.

To submit work CHECK OUT THIS PAGE. Please consider submitting some of your original work! And you should seriously consider checking out the festival. There's lots of cool (and free) workshops and the chance to see interesting and creative work created by your peers across our area. Let me know if you have any questions.