The Fall 2019 final screening took place on December 12th. There was an hour worth of films, a filmmaker Q&A, pizza, snacks, popcorn, and an awards ceremony! Over 60 community members attended.
Before and after the screening, attendees took photos in our JuiceMedia photo booth, filled with props and fun! Thanks so much to everyone who came out. Can’t wait for JuiceMedia Spring 2020, which begins January 28th.
Check out our Vimeo to see all of the awesome films made this session: https://vimeo.com/groups/juicemedia
This week Azi and intern Blongsha busted out the green screen. Azi’s project “The Billhilly” has a scene where his character shows up onto a computer screen and tears a file on its desktop. So we set up the c-stands and got to work! Meanwhile, Elliott dove into a table read to get feedback on his script, and Tommy and Elias munched on some snacks before storyboarding:
This week students shot their last scenes of project 1. Here, Noah works as DP on Nathan’s film, called “Cease At Once, Ex BF.” It’s a comedy about the fickleness of dating in high school. Nathan hosted auditions among JuiceMedia students last week:
This week we recreated a scene from Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom!” The students received a piece of paper with each frame on it, a box of props, and FilmNorth’s professional film equipment. They broke out into three groups: set design, EQ set-up, and a team that figured out how to light the scene frame-by-frame.
The students had one day to shoot and another to edit. Overall, the students agreed that it was a great exercise on lighting and felt like being on a real film set. We had everything from a DP to a cord wrangler. Another rebuild-a-scene is forthcoming next session!
Week one of JuiceMedia is complete! On the first day, we jumped right into mock 48 hour film projects. Students broke out into groups then received a genre, prop, and line of dialogue that they had to craft their film around.
Students had 20 minutes for pre-production, a day to film, and another day to edit. Many groups had to improvise their lines and decide upon locations minutes before filming. On the last day, we screened the films–the youth room was filled with laughter and excitement! You can watch the videos here: https://vimeo.com/channels/filmnorthyouth.
Can’t wait for next week, when students begin pre-production on a 4 week video project of their choice.
The final screening was a blast! Before the event began, students helped set-up, doing everything from arranging chairs in the screening room to stapling together the brochures. They included the film titles and run-times, as well as the students’ artist statements.
Students and families snapped pictures in the JuiceMedia Photo Booth before filtering into the screening room. People chose a prop to pose with and got goofy!
We placed an Audience Choice Award sheet in the brochure. After the films played,
audience members wrote down which films should win everything from “Best Visual Effects” to “Best Art Direction.” Interns tallied up the results and the award ceremony began! There was a Q&A as well. Audience members asked many questions, including the inspiration for the students’ films and what their biggest takeaway from JuiceMedia.
The screening concluded with celebratory pizza, snacks, and cupcakes. Everyone chatted and mingled while celebrating the accomplishments of the students and the wonderful films that they produced.
What an amazing event to wrap up an amazing session! We’ll see everyone again during the JuiceMedia Fall session, which runs October 1st-December 12th. Have a happy summer!
The students have been busy with everything from pitching, pre-poduction, production, and post this week! Pearl (shown on the left) pitched her idea for a video poem last week and has begun shooting it on FilmNorth’s Canon T2i. She is having her younger sister narrate the poem “America, I Sing You Back,” a poem that celebrates the diverse cultural landscape of the US. She is planning to film various students in their after school clubs that emphasize the importance of diversity. Before JuiceMedia begins, Oli has been leading the students in short warm-ups, ranging from stretching to improv games. In the photo on the right, Tujee is smiling during a warm-up activity.
Emma (shown on the right) has been sifting through public domain Western films to include in her video. The video will follow two siblings who escape a cult and unintentionally reenact the only film they were able to watch, which is a Western. In the photo on the left, Elliott handles the boom to capture audio for Baine’s film. Umpha the intern graciously agreed to act, scoring the role of main character! What an exciting week!
Also, thanks to Emily the intern for giving a super informative audio workshop! She gave a long list of websites to score great audio/music on, showed us what software to use to make our own music, and did a tutorial on cleaning up iffy audio in Premiere. 🙂