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Ballard Digital Filmmakers Program News!
Posted on 05/26/2017

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The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced nominees for the Northwest High School Awards of Excellence

These awards celebrate the most outstanding productions from five Northwest states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Productions are nominated by NATAS industry professionals.

Students from the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program earned seventeen nominations, more than twice the number of any other school or organization in the five-state region.

The winners will be announced on June 3 at the 54th Annual Northwest Emmy Awards.
Ballard’s nominations span seven categories, reflecting the diverse skills students learn in the program. These are the nominations by category. Some of the productions can be screened on the DFP vimeo site at the links included below.

Best Short Form Fiction:

Comeback by Skala Leake, Avery Davis, Aaron Miller & Cameron Miller | vimeo.com/190952853

Missing Sister by Veronica Redpath, Miles Andersen & Willow Hudson

Best Short Form Non-Fiction:

Living Honestly by PJ Hase & Skala Leake | vimeo.com/180127569

Transformative by Krystelle Kurz, Mo Brown, Claire Elliott & Sorcha Marron | vimeo.com/178537633

Best Long Form Non-Fiction:

9066 by Maya Konz, Nolan Baker, Bailey Wall & Kajsa Woolford | vimeo.com/190324486

Heart of Gold by Miles Andersen, Josh-Gaynor Cote, Willow Hudson & Jesse Romero | vimeo.com/207728173

Still a Winner by Veronica Redpath, Elliott Atkinson, Jonathan Bowers & Robyn Wrey

Best Public Service Announcement:

CIDR, Disease Fighter by Maddie Lausted, Elliott Russell & Karla Torres

Best Audio/Sound

Comeback by Skala Leake, Avery Davis, Aaron Miller & Cameron Miller | vimeo.com/190952853

Transformative by Krystelle Kurz, Mo Brown, Claire Elliott & Sorcha Marron | vimeo.com/178537633

Best Photographer/Editor:

Frozen in Debt by Cecilia O’Rollins, Annabelle Bowman-Mohn, Bergen Johnson & Miles Whitworth

Comeback by Skala Leake, Avery Davis, Aaron Miller & Cameron Miller | vimeo.com/190952853

Heart of Gold by Miles Andersen, Josh-Gaynor Cote, Willow Hudson & Jesse Romero | vimeo.com/207728173

Best Writer:

Comeback by Skala Leake, Avery Davis, Aaron Miller & Cameron Miller | vimeo.com/190952853

Dented Dream by Nicholas Fay, Arturo Rodriguez & Robbie Wilbur

Heart of Gold by Miles Andersen, Josh-Gaynor Cote, Willow Hudson & Jesse Romero | vimeo.com/207728173

Still a Winner by Veronica Redpath, Elliott Atkinson, Jonathan Bowers & Robyn Wrey

This makes the eleventh year in a row that Ballard High School film students have been nominated by the Academy. Last year they received 13 nominations.

BALLARD FILM FESTIVAL (BFF) Saturday, June 17, 2017

IMAX plans to premiere the two environmental documentaries produced by BHS students at World Environment Day (June 5).
So as not to pre-empt their world premiere, the BHS Film Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 pm in our auditorium. (Tickets are $5 for students & $10 for adults, sold at the door.) This date change will also allow the 31 Ballard film students whose work has been nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) to attend the Northwest Emmy Awards on June 3rd (where the envelopes will be opened). NATAS nominated 17 productions from Ballard’s Digital Filmmaking Program for High School Awards of Excellence.


Majestic Bay Theater and history of "A Trip to the Groovies


If you live in Ballard, chances are you frequent the Majestic Bay Theatres. And if you’ve seen a film at the Bay, chances are you’ve seen A Trip to the Groovies, the policy trailer produced by students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program.

For years, the Majestic Bay showed A Trip to the Movies to inform audiences of theater rules and etiquette. A mock instructional film set in what appears to be 1960, the trailer follows two children, Russ and Ellen, as they navigate the process of movie-going. When the Bay went digital in 2014, they needed a policy trailer in a digital format. Rather than purchasing a ready-made trailer, the Bay invited the Digital Filmmaking Program at BHS to produce one. The film students were thrilled! After considering various ideas, Ballard’s filmmakers decided to follow Russ and Ellen to the movies again – this time in 1977. The challenging concept required period vehicles, costumes, hair. make-up, and actors who might possibly be the original Russ and Ellen - seventeen years later.

The Majestic Bay was so pleased with the new trailer that they made an immediate donation and also pledged to host an annual fundraiser for the Digital Filmmaking Program. The screening of Men in Black that occurred on May 13 is the second annual event.

Ballard’s Digital Filmmaking Program provides state-of-the-art equipment and professional experiences for students, and has a well-established record of preparing students for college and careers in media-related fields. It is funded largely by support from the Ballard community, thanks to partners such as The Majestic Bay. 


RESOURCES

Digital Filmmaking Pathway    |    bhsvideo.blogspot.com    |    vimeo.com/bhsfilmprogram

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