Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Week 2 (Summer 2009)

Video and Filmmakers Club met last night to discuss documentary composition. Club Leader Michael Alexander showed clips from several films, including Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?, and our very own Cabrini Green, 'This is What I Know': Our Lives, Our Truths, Our Stories, an award-winning film created by Cabrini Connections students and volunteers. We discussed effective strategies for documentary filmmaking and how we may apply elements from the films watched in our own work.

Next week there will be a photography lab. Ultimately, videos are just a long string of individuals images, so that is where we will start! Students will work on framing, camera angles, and more. The club, current in week two of its six week summer session, plans to make a short film about Cabrini Connections to be shown at the first nights of tutoring on Wednesday, September 16, and Thursday, September 17. Thanks for following our progress as this new version of the film club gets off the ground. Please stay tuned!

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