Featured video by Heather Foley. Her entry into the Take 5 Film Festival.
By J.T. Buchheit
The annual Take 5 Film Fest will be taking place in the Regnier Center next Monday. The festival allows students to submit videos for judging and attend workshops to improve their skills.
The videos submitted for judging can be in any of the following genres: science fiction, horror, documentary, music video, animation and short narrative. Student and Executive Producer of JCAV TV Heather Foley submitted a music video.
“I took a song from one of my friends and I also took a photo shoot from my dad,” said Foley. “We were at Union Station, and I filmed a girl kind of dancing in two designer dresses and edited it together to the music.”
The event is not restricted to college students. Those in high school are welcome to participate in the festival as well and get experience with multiple facets of video production.
“We invite [high school students] to come here, and we also invite members of the college here to come here and spend the day with us, basically,” said video production professor Joe Petrie. “They arrive at 8:30 for registration, and then from all the way up to 2:00, attend sessions that are designed to sharpen their skills. We also have a panel that appears where we have four selected professionals in the field that will talk about their various careers and give advice on seeking careers in video production.”
The sessions range from learning to apply makeup to using different types of cameras and learning proper use of lighting.
“This is all stuff that ties into making your … videos look better, look sharper,” said Petrie. “So it’s just a lot of creative tips we give students.”
The film festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 28 in the Regnier Center.