Sweded films are low-budget shorts that are recreations of pop culture films. From Finding Nemo to the Breakfast Club to Marvel comics, filmmakers use sweded films to focus on the narrative of a story and "the essentials." Students use what is available, making props and costumes, and work through preproduction, production, and post production together.
The Student Super Shorts Film Festival is part of the Savannah Film Festival. Students create shorts (under 2 minutes) based on Walt Whitman's Song of the Open Road.
This year, STEM Academy students placed first, second, and third in the festival.
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Each candidate will create a storyboard, poster and a 30 second video.
Video can be a PSA or commercial.
Film@STEM students will be learning about commercial design and production while creating commercials to run on the "jumbotrons" for Circus Maximus, a STEM collaborative project in which students are using 3D Design and Engineering to create race tracks in which to test robotic chariots.
The commercials will be relevant to the time period and require the students to research the ancient elements of Circus Maximus and utilize Latin in their production.
Using apps like IntroMate and Intro Maker and Apple Apps such as Keynote, students will brand their own personal production companies by making their own intros.
8th grade Film and Broadcasting is an advanced level Apps class at The STEM Academy designed to provide students with real-world experience in producing broadcast programming and film. 8th Grade students in Film & Broadcasting produce a daily morning news show and a weekly news program. Students spend one nine-weeks period devoted to developing and producing the daily news show and two nine-weeks periods developing and producing the weekly news program. Rotating between these time periods, students will spend the other nine weeks producing commercials, PSAs, sports features, and short films. Students will work throughout the year to complete personalized digital portfolios of work. Students must rotate through each a set number of roles and positions throughout the year to complete required tasks and assignments to develop expert level knowledge of film and broadcasting studies from both in front of the camera and behind the camera roles.