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Video Production: A Sampler of Projects

One Week Film Fest
Students had one week to plan, shoot, and edit a movie that fit a specific theme.

The theme for Period 4 was Happiness Is…

Abraham Torres, Rafael Pedroza, Fabian Perez

SoldOut! from Abraham Torres on Vimeo.

Julie Gutierrez, Eirene Gonzales, Anthony Castro, Joseline Alcaraz

Julie’s Satisfied from Eirene Gonzales on Vimeo.

View more movies after the jump…

Frights, Camera, Action!

Video Production students studied methods of creating suspense and tension from a variety of filmmakers (including Alfred Hitchcock). Then they tried to create their own. Here are a few short movies where the students attempted to bring the audience to the edge of their seats.

The Return of Yano – Eirene Gonzales, Julie Gutierrez, Joseline Alcaraz, Jose Estrada

The Return of Yano from Eirene Gonzales on Vimeo.

STALKER – Chris Rojas, Edgar Alvarez, Ramon Soriano, Angel Perez

stalker from chris on Vimeo.

Whispers – David Perez, Serena Solorio, Joseph Jimenez, Denise Medrano, Cesar Nava

Whispers from David Perez on Vimeo.

The Blue Door – Heather Ortega, Brandon Patino, Joseph Quintanilla, Jose Prudencio

The Blue Door. from Heather Ortega on Vimeo.


Ambiguous Admittance – Matthew Hernandez, Nazareth Morales, Raphael Pedroza, Fabian Perez

Ambiguous Admittance from Fabian Perez on Vimeo.

Bathroom Madness – Christian Garcia, Adrian Hernandez, Fabian Anaya, Manuel Gomez

new bathroom madness from adrian hernandez on Vimeo.

Insane – Mariah Martinez, Rebecca Perez, Hector Cerda, Ana Rodriguez

INSANE from Mariah Martinez on Vimeo.

The Unknown Tone – Abraham Torres, Jacob Pena, Isaac Castaneda, Anthony Castro

The Unkown Tone from Abraham Torres on Vimeo.

Video Production: The FUNdamentals

Basic Cinematography: Shots & Composition

Students learned the fundamentals of cinematography: the basic types of shots used in cinema, the essential rules of visual composition, and the primary camera moves.

Eirene Gonzales on Vimeo.

Christian Rojas on Vimeo.

Joseph Jimenez on Vimeo.


Intellectual Montage & the Kuleshov Effect

Students learned that images arranged consecutively can create story or meaning. This project illustrates the idea that meaning can change depending on the sequence of images. Students created two sequences. The 1st and 3rd shots are the same in both sequences. The 2nd shot changes how the viewer interprets each sequence.


David Perez & Serena Solorio

Kuleshov Effect from Serena Solorio on Vimeo.


Fabian Perez & Raphael Pedroza

KuleshovMovie from Fabian Perez on Vimeo.


Joseph Jimenez, Cesar Nava, and Denise Medrano

Kuleshov Effect from Joseph Jimenez on Vimeo.