TIFF Film Production Workshop

Directors observe on the video monitor as the actors go through their scene.

Directors observe on the video monitor as the actors go through their scene.

A group of DHS students participated in a workshop presented by the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday. The students wrote a script, storyboarded, rehearsed and produced a short film with the help of some experienced film makers.

After spending the morning in groups learning about character development and writing scripts, the students had to pitch their ideas to the other students. One script was ultimately selected for the group to develop and produce.

The afternoon was spent in production mode as the “set” (a classroom at DHS, in this case) was prepared with lighting and camera equipment. The students learned about camera shots and movements, lighting techniques and sound engineering. Most of the afternoon was spent rehearsing lines and taping the various shots that will make up the final product.

The rough footage was taken by the TIFF group for editing, and a final product will be delivered in around two weeks.

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Morning Announcements – Oct. 21, 2009

Oct. 21 Professor Hill has started rehearsals for the Pit Band.  He is requesting that the Bandies Unite today at 11:35.  Don’t be late for this very important date.
Oct. 20, 21 A reminder to staff & students that Laurentian University will be here tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in the library.  Interested students are asked to sign up in the guidance Office.
Oct. 20 – 22 All students who received an invitation to the Shad Valley presentation need to return the slip to the main office asap.  The presentation will take place during the first half of period 4 this Thursday, October 22.  If you are looking for more information or clarification on the program, please see Mr. Schmidt in Room 137.
Oct. 16 – 22 Want to be a star?  Well then, you’ll have to audition for the Music Man.  Sign up for auditions outside the drama room.
Oct. 9 – Nov. Grace Haven is looking for student volunteers to help with the Festival of Trees event this year at the Centre on November 16 & 17 for set up and Nov. 18 – 21 for event days.  If you are available for this event, please come to the main office to sign up.
Oct. 6 – 23 If you would like to order a picture package from your student card picture, pick up an order form and phone number to call in the main office.  You must pay your student fee in order to receive your student card. Picture retake day is this Friday.
Oct. 2 – 23 The Children’s Resource Centre is looking for student volunteers.  For more information come to the main office. 

Facepainting with Michelle Silver

Michelle Silver, Mackenzie Cameron and Megan Nault model the face painting done by Michelle.

Michelle Silver, Mackenzie Cameron and Megan Nault model the face painting done by Michelle.

On Tuesday, Mrs. Durocher’s Grade 10 Cosmetology classes had the opportunity to learn facepainting techniques from professional face painter Michelle Silver.

Demonstrating on volunteers from the class, Michelle went through artistic face painting techniques from start to finish while the classes looked on. Mrs. Durocher said that “the students were really into it, and look forward to trying it themselves”.

Next Tuesday the Cosmetology classes will see a presentation from Jessica Dykes, who does special effects makeup for mock disasters and medical training. She will be showing some more “gruesome” effects for Halloween.

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