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Films as Literature Class

The Votes are in...

December 25, 2017

Each year students in Films as Literature class at Washington High School write, produce, film, and edit a movie.  The class is offered to juniors and seniors and is instructed by Jaylene De Vos.  Besides producing the final short film students are also required to write, produce, edit and film a PSA, a music video, and a film trailer that focuses on their short film. The results of their hard work resulted in creative PSA’s, music videos, trailers and 4 short films.

During the Fall Semester there were 17 students involved in the class and 4 movies were produced.   Students use video cameras, music, and the I-Movie program on Mac computers to complete their projects.  In order to make the short film, students were required to write a screenplay based on the group or an individual’s personal interests prior to filming the short film.  The screenplays were varied this year; there were comedies, action films, and suspense films.  At the end of the 2017 Fall semester, students in the Films classes viewed and critiqued each student film.  Their final task was to vote on awards for the films that were produced in class.  The “Filmeys” are awarded to students and extras in the film in these categories, Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Action, Best Comedy, Best Editing, Best Soundtrack, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

And the winners are....

Best Actress: Alexa Timmerman

Best Actor: Evan Vawn

Best Picture and Best Editing: Reputation Roulette

Best Screenplay and Best Action: Freeze

Best Comedy and Best Soundtrack: Stolen

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