Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Student Cam work today 9/19

Today in class you will want to brainstorm ideas for what Constitutional Provision you wish to focus upon in your StudentCam. Remember to review the question at www.studentcam.org and also watch EVERY video of the 14 getting started videos they have on their website which tells you about the StudentCam process, what is expected, and helpful hints/advice in making your videos. The link to their help videos is here-watch these today!!

Once you have thought about a variety of provisions that are important to you, hone in on one that most excites you and that you feel will best make for a compelling and engaging documentary. Remember that the 2012 StudentCam films were also based on the Constitution. I strongly strongly encourage you to look at 10-15 of those entries to see what a winning documentary sounds and feels like based on the same topic area  given out  by StudentCam. Watching or looking at the names of these films and seeing what constitutional provisions see explore may better help you figure out what your topic should be. The link to the 2012 winners is located here and to the right of this post locate under the StudentCam resources tab. You must be viewing the blog on the website desktop version to see the tab.

Once you have an idea of which provision you want to focus upon to pitch to me for your cohen topic, you will need to fill out the StudentCam topic link packet located here   and also posted under the StudentCam resources tab.

Remember to research and look up information on your computers if you aren't sure about what something means or you are confused. Look up recent current events and keyword Constitution or amendments etc... to see what is making headlines and may interest you.

Email me with any questions you may have at any time!

See you on Monday.

L'Shanah Tovah

Friday, August 25, 2017


Stop Motion Films are due, fully edited, on Tuesday, September 5th.
Remember they must be at least 45 seconds in length. :)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday Recap

Links to A Touch of Evil (the longest continuous shot in cinema full length films pre-2010) and the Stop Motion videos viewed today in class are now under important links.

Stop Motion viewings will continue on Thursday. You will begin your stop motion project the second half of class.

Please bring computers and phones to class on Thursday.

You will answer a short Celebration of Knowledge on Tunext Tuesday 8/30/17.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Welcome to the Davis Academy Film and Video Production Blog!

8th graders all of your StudentCam information, Graduation Video, and assignments will be "housed" here, as well as handouts, your projects and presentations and all sorts of goodies and links relating to film studies, cinematic techniques, and cinematic production.