Here is the video the students created this past spring semester using 38 iPad Airs to record the action of the scene, including the frozen action spin move that was made famous by the Matrix movies.
There were some complications and some things we could have done better, but it was a simple experiment that could be adapted in the future for better results.
With another semester in the books, I realized I had a lot of old footage from students over the years. I had created a reel about three years ago with about a year and a half of footage from that point. Now, I am unveiling the new one created for the last two and a half years.
In addition to this video, I have added a few more student videos to the video page of this blog so check them out when you get a chance.
Also, the iPad camera shoot video that spoofs the Matrix will be posted soon but there is an accompanying behind-the-scenes video that we are trying to finish first.
Here is a great video episode from the comedy series “Community” that encompasses a lot of the passion we see from our film students in making their own “masterpieces.”
If you don’t already watch “Community” on Yahoo, I would greatly recommend it.
Community: Season 6/Episode 8
I encourage you to check out this latest video from the creative minds that brought you “Smellovision,” Paige Fischer and Meghan Oney (with some special acting from some talented family members).
I will be adding it soon to the Video section of this blog (along with some other newer additions from this semester – so check back soon) but I wanted to give you a look at the great art that is coming from our campus.
The video was completed for CST 250 (Art of the Film).
Jonathan Balsamo (pictured above) and Chris Stallings had the pleasure of visiting students at Woodbridge High School and discussing some aspects of the film program at the Woodbridge campus of NOVA.
You can see the RED Epic camera pictured here in the photo. Students can learn to work on this cinema camera.
For a sampling of some of the classes offered here on campus, please refer to the “About” section of this blog site. In addition, please feel free to contact Chris Stallings (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any further questions about what is offered.