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Tag: Shoreline Community College

Music of the Spheres

My new project – Music of the Spheres – has launched.  Check it out at spheresseries.com. Music of the Spheres is the first series to completely tell its story using 360 degree technology; blazing a new trail for motion picture storytelling. The storyline of Music […]

Video Production I Shoot

When stuck without an indoor space to shoot their green screen footage in, my Video Production I students got creative and created their own “indoor” space in the parking lot at the college.

Northwest College Film Festival

The 2013 Northwest College Film Festival will be held in Shoreline Community College’s theater on Saturday May 4th at 4pm.  Entrance to the event is free.  The awards for the finalists will be held directly after the screening.  This year the line-up includes several pieces from Ruth’s students as well as work for Northwest college students from Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and Washington:

Binlang  (James Cathey, University of Idaho)
Brilliant – A Short Story (Austin Halvorsen, Southern Oregon University)
Breaking and Falling (James Ward, Shoreline Community College)
Emergence (Bri Cummins, The Evergreen State College)
A Film Montage (Yvonne Hill, Shoreline Community College)
Freefall (Jackie Argueta, The Evergreen State College)
Indelible (Cory Wilson, Seattle Central Community College)
The Three Body Problem (Dalyce Lazaris, Seattle University)
Jack Wilson Live @ Werd Records (Jason Williams, Shoreline Community College)
Kithkin by: Fallen Giants (Ben Anderson, Seattle University)
Luck One X Dizz by: Dem Say Yeah (Ben Anderson, Seattle University)
Practice (Logan Norton, Eastern Washington University)
Rhode Trip by: Soul Transpo (Alison Forsyth, Shoreline Community College)
Tag (Lars Berg Andersen, Seattle University)
Walla Walla Race Day (Will Witwer, Whitman College)
Women & Paint: Three Artist Portraits(Rosalie Miller, Langara College)

More information about the festival is on the SCC college website.

SIFF Advisory Committee

I was just asked to join the SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) Service Advisory Committee. Yippee!

2013 NW College Film Festival

The Shoreline Community College Film Club will be hosting the 2nd annual Northwest College Film Festival on Saturday May 4, 2013 in the SCC theater. Submissions are due April 1st.

My Editing Students Rock!

During Fall 2012 I taught a video editing class combining introductory editing history and theory concepts with hands-on editing basics using Avid Media Composer.

The class had three different editing assignments:
1) An Intellectual Montage
2) A Music Video (using footage shot by Kris Boustedt’s Video Production I class)
3) A choice between a Trailer Re-cut, a Video Mash-Up, or a project of they pitch

A part of their final project assignments was to upload their favorite piece that they created to our department to our Vimeo site. Their work was incredibly creative and well put together. I was so proud of them at our final screening!

You can see examples of their work and some of the other amazing media work that’s been created on campus on the Shoreline Community College Digital Filmmaking and Performing Arts Vimeo site.

I look forward to seeing what these lads and lasses do next!

Taylor McKinney Toy Story/Star Wars Trailer Mash-Up from SCC Digital Filmmaking on Vimeo.