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Film

Mr. Bainer

Intermediate Film

Intermediate Film is a combination of 7th and 8th graders that explores introductory ideas in filmmaking and television production. Students use problem solving, critical thinking, individual, and group work to complete an ever-changing list of projects. Some of the projects include basic animation, stop motion, film shots and transitions, commercials, and at least 1 free film per trimester. Students will create independent and group projects and shorts to demonstrate knowledge and technique. This will help students develop the fundamental skills to audition for Advanced Film or be prepared for high school cinematic arts. 

 

 

Advanced Film

Advanced Film is a class that allows students to dive into the art of filmmaking and television production. This student-centered class incorporates lectures, peer teaching, and hands-on exploration to create a wide variety of projects for class, the school, and the community. At advanced film we produce the A.M. Wave and students will learn how to make PSA’s (public service announcements) and other news content for the A.M. Wave. Students will use problem solving, critical thinking, individual, and group work to complete an ever-changing list of project challenges. Current and past projects include, Women's History Month, working alongside professional crews at TEDx, live streaming the Scholar Quiz, “This is MBMS” project, the Grand Views 75th anniversary, and more. For students interested in a film career, Advanced Film opens new doors and can help you down the line in your film career. Advanced Film is open to 7th and 8th grade students. An audition is required to get in. For auditions join the Advanced Film Audition Google Classroom at 3hysvpz.

 

For more information, Mr. Bainer is in Room 114. Or email him at: [email protected]