Dearborn High School Wins 4 Student Emmys!

Dearborn High School is tied for the most Student Emmys in the state of Michigan! Writer/Director Mei Ling Marzonie won for Best Director for The High Road, her funny and poignant coming of age tale. Electric Oddity‘s writer/director Tristan Nunez won for Best Writing. His screenplay explores how complicated relationships can be in high school….

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Week of May 4th All Classes

May the Fourth be with you! It’s Star Wars Day! While the franchise may be a little bloated and creaky, it’s important to remember that Star Wars single handedly rescued science-fiction movies from the forgotten genres. The assignments for the week are up and I’m trying to streamline check ins and also boot up our…

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Advanced: Production Planning for At Home Movies

The At Home Movies have been chosen. I used three criteria to choose the movies. First, I started with the movies with the most votes. Second, I eliminated the movies that would be impossible to shoot with social distancing. Third, I picked the movies that would be easiest to shoot with the limitations we have….

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How Will Film Crews Work While Maintaining Social Distance?

As all of you know, film and TV crews are large teams with a lot of interlocking parts. The pandemic has crippled production and as governments explore phases of businesses opening, the entertainment industry seems like it would among the last to open. Variety has published a plan for how film crews may work in…

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Studio: Week of April 20

Check your emails for details on how the system is changing. I also posted a new syllabus at the top of this page. Remember, assignments go up on Sunday on Google Classroom (https://classroom.google.com/c/NTM0MDM5NDYwNDZa) and are due Friday.

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Advanced: Week of April 20, 2020

Check your emails for details on how the system is changing. I also posted a new syllabus at the top of this page. Remember, assignments go up on Sunday on Google Classroom and are due Friday. Your scripts are still due tomorrow by 11:59pm

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Studio: We Miss You Guys!

We are all thinking of you and missing you. We teachers have spent a lot of time this week trying to find the best way to help you through the end of this school year. Look for updates Sunday or Monday. Until then, watch this video below. https://www.facebook.com/Stacycoonrumler/videos/10222070797623661/ Otherwise no new work today. Make sure…

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Advanced: An Open Letter to High School Seniors During Coronavirus Crisis by Chris Dier

I promised to share this article. https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2020/03/15/la-teacher-of-the-year-an-open-letter-to-high-school-seniors-during-coronavirus-crisis/ Additionally, keep in mind that your scripts are due Monday. At this point, 14 out of 29 of you have signed up for a genre on the screenplay project. That’s nearly half! Go to https://classroom.google.com/u/1/c/NDEzMzQxMTU3OTda/a/Njk0MzY5ODA3Njda/details to read about the script assignment. Then go to the genre choices file…

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Advanced: Yesterday’s Meeting, Monday’s Script

If you weren’t part of the meeting yesterday, watch the video by clicking these fancy looking words. There’s a cameo appearance by my cat Sebastian! And a lot of useful info about the rest of the school year! Additionally, keep in mind that your scripts are due Monday. At this point, 14 out of 29…

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