Team West Regional!

February 15, 2012

West Regional teens recently made a video for the CSLP 2012 Teen Video Challenge. They can win $275 and $150 for West Regional Library! Please support by watching and liking their video :] It’s a black and white silent film, and the theme was “Own the Night”.

Watch it here on Youtube. Good luck!

Some background information on why they made the video the way it was (to read after you’ve watched the video):
-The black and white silent film was inspired by Charlie Chaplin.
-The hardest scene to do was the setting up of the tea party. The Mad Hatter and the March Hare were both very tired by the end of filming the scene.
-The Mad Hatter accidently threw the dormouse (which is what she tosses) straight at the camera, which is actually her camera.
-The clipboard were all puns off of the characters that the actors/actresses played. The main character’s (the girl in the rocking chair) email was ownthenight@westregionallibrary which I thought was very clever.
-This took about 2.5 hours to film.
-While filming one of the scenes, Dracula (not pictured in the camera) flips his cape and the whole thing flies away, causing the Mad Hatter to burst into laughter and for the whole scene to be refilmed again.
-In a blooper, the main character is watching the March Hare spazz out and is laughing, but doesn’t realize that she is actually in the film.
-In a blooper, the March Hare hops to Dracula, who is sitting in the corner, but his ears come off.
-The actual planning of the video also took about 2.5 hours to plan.

-hils

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Video Study Guides!

May 15, 2008

I never would have thought this would come to be…but how cool. A video study guide (think Cliffnotes) for the classics of literature. Surely students will read the books as assigned, but having a video to help them figure it out! It seems that it works and would be great for students (or adults) who are visual learners (or missed reading the classics when they were younger)! Check it out: http://myrocketbook.com/

So has anyone used this website before? What do you think? The commercials are a bit strange, but that makes it free. I wonder if the commercials fit the book (like clothing commercials with The Scarlett Letter).


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