The students filmed the film behind the school during the spring semester. The students worked in front of the cameras and behind the scenes, setting up equipment, monitoring video and sound quality, and preparing for each scene.
“It helped get people more involved who maybe weren’t as involved in AVP and they were able to play big roles on set and feel like they were really part of the team,” Boivie said. . “That sense of camaraderie and friendship was really fun to build.”
After filming was completed, CSHS junior Dominic Motekaitis spent hours, including after school, editing the film with Green’s help.
In the process, Motekaitis said he was able to find his editing style and confirm for himself that he wanted to pursue a film education.
“I’m definitely going to get into the film industry one way or another, so it was kind of like giving me some insight: ‘Do I like it? don’t like it? So I have to be super immersed in it,” he said. “…I have to figure out if I like the editing and the cinematography. Turns out I do.
After completing the project, Elabd said, they all have a new appreciation for what it takes to create a movie.
Galbreath said it was amazing to think about the amount of work it takes to create a feature film – especially with special effects – when it took them two and a half days to shoot and “countless hours” of filming. editing to create their short film.