Tuesday, May 13, 2014

EGFC Press Release: Elk Grove Film Club to Make Crowd-Sourced Video

***For immediate release***

Elk Grove Film Club to Make Crowd-Sourced Video

The new Elk Grove Film Club needs your video footage.  In a kick-off event inaugurating the new organization at Elk Grove High School, the film club will be producing a video containing footage shot by students, staff, parents and community members.

“Any video footage of Elk Grove High School will do,” says sponsor Bruce Janu.  “All that it needs to be is positive, uplifting and interesting.”

Crowd-sourcing is a relatively new technique in which people not associated with the production provide footage and pictures via email and social networks.

“People document their lives on their phones and tablets all the time,” explains Janu.  “And they have some great stuff that will never be used or seen.  Crowd-sourcing allows us to use that footage and celebrate it in a video.”

People who submit footage that ends up in the final video will have their names in the credits.  

“We want as many people involved as possible,” Janu says.  “This is a celebration of Elk Grove High School.”

The club is looking for video that displays interesting aspects of Elk Grove High School:  dances, practices, award ceremonies, athletic events, competitions, prom, graduation.  The footage then will most likely be incorporated into some type of music video.

“The candid shots are the best,” says Janu.  

People who want to submit footage can do so by emailing the footage to egfilmclub@gmail.com.  If the footage is already online, people can also just send the links.
More information can be found at the official website of the Elk Grove Film Club (http://www.eghsfilmclub.org)
Bruce Janu 
Elk Grove High School

Sunday, May 11, 2014

EGFC DIY Filmmaking: Episode 1

One thing this club will be doing is producing DIY filmmaking videos.  Here is our first video and others will follow in the coming year.  This one is about Green Screen technology.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Let's Make a Movie!

We are making a movie and we need your help!

We are Elk Grove will be a completely crowd-sourced video, filmed by you.  In order for this to work, we need your footage. Anything that you have on your camera, phone, or iPad that is of Elk Grove High School can be submitted.  What type of movie this ends up being will depend on the footage you send. There are only three rules:
  • Positive and interesting footage
  • Under 1 minute in length
  • Filmed horizontally (preferred, but if you have good footage filmed vertically, send it anyway)
We need footage from after school activities, games, prom, dances, homecoming, assemblies....anything you have that features Elk Grove High School can be submitted!    You can film yourself talking about Elk Grove, too.  This is open to not only students, but staff, parents, alumni and community as well!
By submitting footage, you have a chance to win a $25 iTunes gift card. Send as much footage as you want. The more you send, the more chances you have to win.  Drawings will be made on May 30.

Send your footage to egfilmclub@gmail.com.  (If your footage is over 25 mb in size, you can always send it via DropSend).  Please make sure you include your full name on each submission.

Any questions, see Mr. Janu in room 235.

* The $25 gift card is only available to Elk Grove students.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Welcome to the Elk Grove Film Club

Hello Grenation!

Welcome to the EGFC--a new club at school where film is the focus.  Starting in the fall of 2014, we will meet regularly in room 250.  Part of our goal is to not only make and edit films for the EGHS YouTube Channel, but also host film screenings, learn film techniques, host a film festival and much, much more.

We will meet for the first time on Thursday, May 8 to discuss an exciting opportunity to make a "crowdsourced" film about EG! Be sure to watch the announcements on Wednesday, May 7 for more information.

If you have any questions, see Mr. Janu in room 235.