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2013 Year In Review

January 9, 2014

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Yesterday marked the beginning of a new term and a whole new group of students for me.  I started off the day by showing Google’s 2013 year in review.  This is a 90 second compilation of some of the greatest moments from 2013.  Some are momentous (same-sex marriage, the appointment of a new pope, the […]

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Raley Field Promo – Student Video Contest

May 8, 2013

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Some of my video production students had the chance to head to Raley Field (home of the minor league River Cats) a few weeks ago and have a behind the scenes look at the ball club.  This was part of a video contest put on by a local youth video organization.  Students groups could pick […]

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Del Oro Multimedia at STN

March 12, 2013

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Just last week, a team of 7 students from Del Oro High School piled into rental cars and made their way down to LA for the annual Student Television Network Convention.  Contests were entered, seminars were attended, videos were shot and edited, lessons were learned, friendships were strengthened, and memories were made. To the 2013 […]

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Gareth Smith and Girl Rising

February 17, 2013

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I got a phone while I was in class on Friday.  Typically when the phone rings during class, it’s someone from the office needing to see one of my students.  This time it wasn’t.  Instead, it was a gentleman named Keith Smith from Auburn that wanted to let me know about his son and a […]

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Movie Trailers Made Easy

January 29, 2013

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I’m considering having my beginning video students create movie trailers for moving that don’t yet exist.  So many of them are interested in creating what they call “epic movies” that I think an assignment like this will allow them to get a sense for the process without needing an insane budget.  One of my students […]

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