In Mrs. Borcherding’s TV Studio class, students sat in a circle and bounced out ideas for the independent projects that they have to put together. The video project is to encourage them to be creative with what they record and what they are trying to show. The video can range from different topics-- for example, they can take a video of people in New Haven or simply take a video of nature.
The students who are in the class are Emilee Hinten, Oliver Garren, Alex Trentmann, Diana Ribera, Megan Boehmer, Brooke Elliott, Claire Meyer, and Haylee Struckhoff.
Students were asked what they were going to do for their projects, and senior Alex Trentmann said, “I am doing a video of the city of New Haven and some of the nature and messing with the color of it to make it look unique.”
Sophomore Oliver Garren stated, “I’m making a short documentary about John Colter.”
Sophomore Brooke Elliott said, “I am doing a horror movie.”
Senior Diana Ribera stated, “I’m going to make a video of my brother, Bernabe Ribera, dancing in different areas with different light tones.”
Sophomore Emilee Hinten said, “I am doing a tour of Hermann.”
When asked what gave them that idea, Alex Trentmann stated, “One of the videos Mrs. Borcherding showed us from a film festival [was] kind of like my idea, but it gave me kind of a foundation.”
Brooke Elliott said, “I watch a lot of short films about high schoolers that made a horror movie and I have always loved horror movies.”
Emilee Hinten exclaimed, “My mom's family is from Hermann.”
Diana Ribera said, “I wanted to show off my brother’s dancing skills because he loves to dance. Since he started a YouTube video, it might be a video he may post next time.”
Many chose to do their projects how they want because they think it would be fun. Some think it will be a challenge but hope it’ll turn out well.
When asked what they expect the outcome to be, Emilee Hinten said, “To be honest, I don't really know.”
Brooke Elliott stated, “I hope it turns out really scary.”
Alex Trentmann exclaimed, “I expect [it] to look wonderful and like a piece of moveable art. It probably won't turn out like that, but I hope it does.”
Good luck, TV Studio students! Hope everything turns out how you wanted it to! Can’t wait to see it.