Film Festival Showcases TCPS Students’ Work


The 2017 Chesapeake Film Festival showcased four films created by students in the Interactive Media Production pathway at Easton High School.  The showcase included the winning submission from the 3rd annual Easton High School Film-In, as well as other student works.

The Film-In is a highly anticipated and popular event with Easton’s Interactive Media students, in which they are challenged to make a film that is completely storyboarded, shot, edited, and presented within 6 hours (one evening), and which incorporates a surprise genre, prop, line, event, theme, and actor, as well as other twists as the evening progresses. The 2017 winning team, “The Buds,” comprised of Easton seniors Nathaniel Trice, Catherine Blizzard, Alexis Miller, Nick Covey, junior Justin Copper, and sophomore Seth Wagner, will be at the pane to talk about their winning film Revelation. The film follows a student through a spiritual and enlightening experience.

Teacher Matt Stroka attempts to wake Nick Covey from a meditation in “Revelation”

The Chesapeake Film Festival is on the advisory board for Easton High School’s Interactive Media Production pathway, and one of the major supporters of the annual Film-In. Advisors work with students throughout the evening, as well as serve as judges at the end of the event.

Other student films that were showcased at Chesapeake Film Festival included senior Jack Stevens’ film Inspire, which tracks the passion and evolution of a filmmaker from smart phone to digital SLR and beyond. Also showcased was Silence, a short voiceover film by Easton High School and Interactive Media pathway graduate Joel Flora; and a PSA challenge for Talbot goes purple that was filmed in one continuous shot by Junior Ruby Grant.   The showcase was followed by a film panel discussion with students.

Mrs. Garnette Hines, who teaches the Interactive Media Production pathway at Easton High School, was thrilled for students to have the opportunity to showcase their work at the festival this year. She says, “The Interactive Media Production pathway is built upon the concept of a “real-world” application of skills. Each year I look for new opportunities for students to create media that is visible in our community. Students strive to create professional—looking films, and they are editing using industry-standard Adobe software. The Chesapeake Film festival has been a huge supporter of our young filmmakers, and the partnership has grown each year. The festival is an incredible opportunity for them to be recognized.”

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