CASA Film and Video
This course introduces the student to the creation of expressionistic and realistic video and film productions. Students are given theoretical and practical experiences in traditional and state-of-the art video equipment. Using digital video cameras and Adobe Premiere editing software, the students create short narrative, artistic, documentary, and music style films and videos. The film and video department has an updated editing lab, which allows each student to edit independently on Adobe Premiere. Emphasis on composition, camera angles, creative content, and effective editing allow the students to create a strong body of work. They use this body of work to create a demo reel that can be shown during college visits, internships, job interviews, film festivals, and to friends and family. Film and video students also collaborate with dance, music, theatre, visual art, and creative writing students to create film and video pieces for incorporation into live performances.
Upperclassmen Film and Video students begin the process of assisting with the development of the End of Year Performance titled, CASALive!, starting the first week of school. Every Wednesday, students from all programs work together in the Integrated Arts curriculum. Six various art disciplines: dance, theatre, music, film and video, visual art and creative writing, collaborate to discover a theme, and develop the end of year program while cultivating an appreciation for the various art disciplines. During the course of a 9-month period, students break into small groups consisting of various arts disciplines to discuss and create scenes that later develop into fully realized components of the performance. Each class is asked to embellish scenes, using dialogue, music, prop suggestions, movement, and film interpretation as related to the chosen theme and thesis. The result? An artistic rendering of a theme more closely related to performance art than a high school musical or narrative play. More importantly, students learn the art of working together ---all the highs and lows of collaboration that accumulates into an original, crowd-pleasing performance for the community to enjoy.
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