ArtPower! Film Fest 2

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Round Two: ArtPower! Film Festival and Mentor Program

In this second year of the High Tech High Media Arts collaboration with UCSD, 12th grade students produce three minute films grounded in amazing true stories from, and about, the adults in their lives. Humor, pain and human endurance color these stories that describe the various, unpredictable journeys of life. Watch and, we promise, you will laugh, cry, wince, or say “awwww.”

This semester-long project has been a collaboration of students’ multimedia and English classes. This project began with each student conducting one 45-minute interview with an adult whom they admired or about whom they wanted to know more. Then, as part of the story building process, each student transcribed their own 45-minute interview. Using their own transcription as a guide, students then edited their sound work into a seven minute story. Lastly, and after many rounds of critiques, each seven minute story became a beautiful and concise three minute piece. Through this process, students learned to carefully find and craft a meaningful story. The classes nominated their final 9 selections (out of 50 total) for cinematic production.

Next, students moved into visual production through an extensive film practicum program with UCSD’s ArtPower! program. ArtPower! recognizes that creative learners make creative teachers, and teaching and learning go both ways. In spring 2013, ArtPower! Film, Sixth College, and the Department of Visual Arts, along with our 12th grade students at High Tech High Media Arts, embarked on a ten-week creative mentorship program where UCSD students collaborated with and mentored our 12th grade students in order to produce these very special short films. This project was also facilitated by UCSD’s Visual Arts Department faculty member Michael Trigilio, ArtPower!’s Curator Rebecca Webb and Associate Director for the Practicum, Diane A. Forbes Berthoud.

These final films culminate into the following projects and were shown at the 5th Annual Artpower! Student Film Festival at The Loft on UCSD’s campus during the spring of 2013.

We hope you enjoy their work.

-Margaret Noble, Media Arts Instructor
-Rachel Nichols, English Instructor

 

COMPLETE THE PUZZLE

One woman’s true story of a surprising disconnect with her family.

HTHMA Students: Frederick Pedrena, Brooke Chantrachuck, Hannah Liska, Irene Hueso

UCSD Mentor: Andy Tan

 

STORY OF MY OWN BIAS

A young woman’s struggle to overcome hatred.

HTHMA Students: Kristi Werry, Andrew Wilson, Robert Wickline, Camelia Stout

UCSD Mentor: Sheyna Medoff

 

SHATTERED

A teenage girl who fights to save her mother and herself.

HTHMA Students: Naxiely Cortez, Juan Vergara , Jasmine Campos , Cristina Michel , Luis Lopez

UCSD Mentor: Diana Li

 

BYPASSING HATRED 

An exploration of cruelty and body image.

HTHMA Students: Alfred Grant, Diego Rosas, Maxwell Hammond, Carri Brown, Sophie Blaylock

UCSD Mentor: Rusteen Honardoost

 

THE PINK PANTHER

The story of how one man fooled the system.

HTHMA Students: Adrian Gonzalez , Lynette Peraza , Anthony Giardinelli. Jeremy Stewart

UCSD Mentor: Tanner Cook

 

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

The story of a love that challenges traditional cultural values.

HTHMA Students: Mitchell Gill,Travis Van Vechten, Cinthya Barbosa, Morgan Mucker, Katherine Olson

UCSD Mentors: Shane Konno and Ben Steen

 

GIRLS

The story of a young man discovering his values through his experiences with women.

HTHMA Students: Anna Kelly, Jack Cairncross ,Taylor Webb ,Ebonie McDole

UCSD Mentor: Hilary Morefield

 

LA REVØLUCIÓN

The story of a couple’s run-in with an unexpected political uprising.

HTHMA Students: Diego Verduzco, Andrew Proud-Madruga, Jamie Ranahan, Erika Hendrix, Cheyenne Smith

UCSD Mentor: Rhiann Suen

 

NOT AFRAID

The story of violence and courage in a Detroit high school.

HTHMA Students: Lincoln Dutcher, Lenia Perez, Brandon Dennis, Drake Houston, Jazmine Miller

UCSD Mentor: Matthew Schiefer

 

SHORT VIDEO STORY ABOUT THE UCSD AND HTHMA FILM PRACTICUM PARTNERSHIP

 

 

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