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Senior Project

Class Goals: 

This year we will create SLAM Studios, a student run studio producing excellent student created content for The School, Youtube, The City of San Leandro via Comcast, and others outlets.

Creating for yourselves

Creating for others

All projects and plans below can and will be changed to better meet the main goals above. If you have a good idea please bring it up. Remember that this class is meant to allow you to explore your creative and artistic skills.

All projects can be photography, animation, graphics, traditional drawing and painting, websites, or videos. Each project must be a multimedia project that can be shown in some way to others on your website, in a show, or printed.

Here is a preliminary outline of the projects we will do throughout the year. This list will change.

1st Quarter:

August: SLHS This Week Segment - a shortish 30-60 sec? video about an event, a student, a class, a lunchtime activity, or issue. You can do a video, graphic, or slideshow.

September: Choice Project

October: Identity Project.

2nd Quarter:

Finish Identity Project

SLAM Studios Project


Final Semester 

3rd Quarter

Fast for Nonviolence

Season of Service Mini-Documentary for Service project


4th Quarter


SLAMMY Project

Final Reel and Website Portfolio

Most projects follow the basic outline here:

Week 1: Planning. A written plan consisting of a short treatment (summary), who is working on the project, and a presentation, storyboard, sketches, or a script to help in implementing the plan. This plan will be discussed and critiqued on Basecamp.

Week 2: "Shooting". This is where you shoot your video, take your photos, draw, paint, or animate. You will show this progress on Basecamp.

Week 3: Rough Draft. Week three is rough draft week where you put your project together into a multimedia project that can be shown during Friday's critique.

Week 4: Final Publication and promotion. Any issues brought up during crit should be fixed this week. You will promote your project to your classmates, family, friends, the school, and to the world. Your finished project should be posted to your website along with a written description of the project and a reflection about what is important of unique about the project. We will critique on Friday.

SLAM Studios Projects

This is SL -City events, issues, people, places to go, restaurant reviews, interviews
School Events Show -clubs, sports, rallies events, issues, student spotlights, interviews
Comedy Show -funny videos, games, skits, bloopers, youtube videos, memes, vines, or whatever is funny these days.
Cooking Show - recipes, techniques, restaurant reviews, interviews with local chefs, SL Anthony Bourdain, cooking at school, nutrition.
Game of the Week -need 10 people to pull off a game of the week broadcast. Need announcers, must do one a week.
Weekly Announcement Show -more than just announcements! need graphics, ads, PSA's, interviews, sports recap, steal the best from other shows, etc. Shot 6th every Wednesday finished on Friday.

Timeline for show:

November 9 Content for show needs to be done.

Each segment of a show should be 2-5 minutes long. 30-60 second ads, graphics, and PSAs can also be created. 
Graphics people: an add can have a graphic and a voiceover. Graphics should also be made for the show intro or for the needs of the show.

Assignment 1: Sign up on the SLAM Forum, use your name, not something crazy. Determine what content you will work on and post it to the show's Forum Group: http://www.slamforum.net/social-groups

November 16 Shows need to be done.

Need a script for introducing segments and plan for going to ads/PSAs. Will film this in the studio or you can film it on location somewhere else.

Shows should be 20-30 minutes long total.