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Film Great Action Shots!

posted Apr 1, 2019, 8:35 AM by Tony Farley

https://nofilmschool.com/tips-filming-action-shots
What are some simple, easy ways to shoot amazing action sequences?

Indy Mogul set out to answer this question in a video released yesterday. First, the channel sits down with Devin Graham, an action and extreme sports videographer based in Utah who releases popular videos on his YouTube channel, devinsupertramp. Graham offers several basic but useful tips for how to shoot action sequences.

To see Graham's tips in action on a parkour course, watch Indy Mogul's video in full below.

Chabot Film Festival

posted Mar 27, 2019, 7:25 PM by Tony Farley   [ updated Mar 27, 2019, 7:30 PM ]

​Chabot College's Film and Animation program would like to invite local area high school students to participate in our Annual Film Festival.

Showcase your documentary, short-film, animation, motion graphic video, other video or GIF at our upcoming Film and Animation Festival on April 23rd, 2019. Submissions are due on April 15, 2019

Here is a link to the submission form.

 

https://forms.gle/J5hF6kBWEfXMv1My7


The Film Festival is April 23-25, with the high school student screening April 23 12-3. 


FORMAT:

H.264, MP4,1080p, 24/29.97 FPS 

 

LENGTH: 1-5 minutes 

Longer films may not be accepted due to Film Festival screening time constraints.


Send the conformation that you submitted to tonyfarley@slamfamily.com for credit.

SLAM Class of 2022

posted Mar 13, 2019, 11:12 AM by Tony Farley   [ updated Mar 13, 2019, 11:18 AM ]


2019 Freshman Acceptances

MarianaAceves

SofiaAlcala

EliotAlvarez

MichaelAtkinson

Jaden-KaiBadilla

LilyanneBanados

DiegoBanuelos

ValeriaBarrera Verduzco

KendallBranchaud

Shandell AzurieBright-Johnson

DallasBrooks

TylerCaisse

MadiChicas

SadieDecker

ClaraDilworth Sánchez

KadenceDrogo

CaitlynFehr

AlexandraFelarca

AnnikaFelton

JoseGarcia

ClayGin

LucaGuilbert

SkylarHarp

JoshuaHenson

EastonJackson

WilliamKennedy

AkaylaLawton

JaydenLe

Xia XinLiao

HaleyMangan

ChristinaMangarin

RosaMartinez

HenryMiller

SydneyNelson

YaslynPadilla

GrantPanus

NicholasPetrequin

Julie RosePhan

AngelaRamos-Gomez

RyanRazon

DayannaRodriguez

BrianaRodriguez

VanessaRomero Cano

IzabelleRoxas

AudreyRubinstein

DenisSakanovic

Jerry (Cole)Sanchez

BrissaSuarez

LindsayTung

JazminUrbina

AshtonVera Perez

HaleyWatkins

VickyWen

MarisaWong

SelinaWu

FionaWu

JosiahZapata

NatalieZepeda

JudyZhou

EmelyZuniga

Learn Audition

posted Mar 13, 2019, 8:11 AM by Tony Farley

Sound is 50% of your film. Learn how to create great sound with Audition and fix bad sound.

Senior Goodbye Video

posted Feb 26, 2019, 7:08 AM by Tony Farley   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 2:11 PM ]

Seniors, please fill out this form to to be in the SLAMMY Senior Goodbye Video:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScetkkG-bXV9Jf6G23ud4-_9S5yLvQ1NrmwDvoXkvzq1I-wYA/viewform?usp=sf_link


Senior Information!

posted Jan 29, 2019, 11:29 AM by Tony Farley   [ updated Feb 26, 2019, 7:11 AM ]

Here are the major dates for Senior activities for the rest of the year.

March 2019
ASB Talent Show: 03/1 (Fri)
SLHS Olympics: 03/11 - 03/22 (Mon-Fri)
Every 15 Minutes: 03/07 & 03/08
April 2019
Musical: 04/5 - 04/7 *opening* (Mon-Fri) 04/12-04/13
(Fri-Sat)
Election: Student Council: 04/8 - 04/11 (Mon-Thur)
Prom Nominations: 04/29 (Mon)
May 2019
Prom Nominations: 05/1 - 05/13 (Wed-Mon)
Summer Rally: 05/23 (Thur)
Prom 2019: 05/25 (Sat) All About Prom Presentation
SLAMMYS: May. 28th
Senior Scholarship Night: 05/31
Grad Night: 05/30 (Thu)
Quadchella: 05/31 (Fri)
AP Testing: 05/6 - 05/17 (Mon-Fri)
 ̈Senior Finals ̈: 05/28 - 05/30 (Tue-Fri)
June 2019
Grad Parade: TBD
Graduation: 06/06 (Thur)

Women's Equity and Equality Podcast Group Getting Started

posted Jan 12, 2019, 8:35 AM by Tony Farley   [ updated Jan 12, 2019, 1:25 PM ]

Sam, Zoe, Leila, Aya, Maya, and Josh met with Debora Acosta and Emani Vaughn yesterday to begin work on the Women's equity and Equality Podcast. The name of the podcast is one of their first homework assignments as well as creating cover graphics. SLAM students will be welcoming and working with six students from Encinal High School weekly on this show.

NPR Student Podcast Challenge

posted Jan 9, 2019, 7:06 AM by Tony Farley   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 7:06 AM ]


Go here for more information

Submissions are open NOW through March 31

We're inviting students around the country to create a podcast, then — with the help of a teacher — compete for a chance to win our grand prize and have your work appear on NPR. 

Be a part of the first-ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge.

Here's how it works: Put together a podcast with your class or extracurricular group. Then your teacher can submit it to us

This contest is for teachers with students between 5th and 12th grade. Each podcast should be between three and 12 minutes long.

We'll announce our winners in April. The winning podcast submissions will be featured in segments on Morning Edition or All Things Considered.

WeAccel Gender Equity and Equality Podcast

posted Nov 27, 2018, 9:15 AM by Tony Farley   [ updated Nov 29, 2018, 8:14 AM ]

 Deborah Acosta, the former Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Leandro and now CEO of WeAccel is creating a podcast on Gender Equity and Equality. They are forming a team of six students from Encinal and six SLAM students to produce the podcast. All meetings and production will happen at SLAM. This would be a great project for the Fast, which is coming next.

Here are the parameters of the project:

 We are proposing that the Leadership Team:
  • Be composed of 6 students maximum from each school.
  • Meet weekly at SLAM. Transportation for Encinal students will be arranged.
  • Commit for the remainder of the school year
  • Produce bi-weekly podcasts, between 10-30 minutes each.
  • Focus on podcast topics that explore gender equity and equality issues
  • Record at SLAM;  production work can be done at either school.

If you are interested, talk to Mr. Farley


Submit and Win at the Alameda County Fair!

posted Feb 2, 2018, 6:42 AM by Tony Farley   [ updated Apr 5, 2018, 11:23 AM ]


SLAM students won many prizes and ribbons at last year's County Fair. This year they will have to open a new exhibit just for our work.

Deadline: April 25th


Some SLAMMish Categories

Photography (Printed & Non Printed)  We submitted a lot of non-printed last year and the work is shown on little monitors that nobody looks at. So we will be printing everything this year. 

Action
Architectural
Candid, Animal or People
Scenes
Still Life
Special Effects/Composite (describe) Commercial/Advertising Project
Fair Theme Photo (Hello Summer!)
Abstract
Narrative Photography (tells a story)
Macro/Bokeh (extreme close-up)
Warped Perspective (fish eye, tilt-shift, etc.)

Color Emphasis (Digital Photography Only) 

Digital Drawing & Painting

Graphics

Any Computer Graphics (CD cover, Logo/Business Card, advertising flyer, etc.) 

Computer & Video

  1. Short Film

    Computer Based Animation Be sure to follow all copyright laws in use of music, text, and images. Violations will result in disqualification

     

Fair Theme Poster

  • Design a poster for the 2018 Alameda County Fair! The fair theme is Hello Summer!

  • Create or print your poster on white 9 x 12” to 11 x 17” paper

Fair of the Future

  • Show us your ideas for a future fair! What new food, activity or entry category would you like to see at a future fair?

  • Create or print your entry on white 9 x 12” to 11 x 17” paper  

Literature Based Art

Creative Writing & Literacy

Poetry, Short Stories, Any Other Creative Writing (story board, song lyrics, interview with a Literary character, etc.) 

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