Apr 11 2016

HTC Wins Four Crystal Pillar Awards (Upper Midwest Regional Emmys)

It is with great pleasure that we announce four Crystal Pillar awards for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Upper Midwest Regional Emmys.
As you can see below, interactive Design and video production students are competing in many different categories.  Please join us in congratulating the Crystal Pillar Award winners.

Watch the videos here: Cell Phone Distractions II – Hennepin Technical College  Watch it Here:  https://vimeo.com/158012105

Michael Shynes – Crest Tattoo Studio Session – Hennepin Technical College  Watch it Here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yt0W0dF5uw

Michael Shynes – Volunteer – Hennepin Technical College    Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7z3s6krLNc

8-Bit History – Hennepin Technical College  Watch it here:  https://vimeo.com/158012012Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 7.23.37 AM

Crystal-Pillar.Soc_.Awards-225x300

 

College – Animation/Graphics/Special Effects 8-Bit History – Hennepin Technical College Shawn Marpe, Animator, Chelsea Cashman Jackie Guenette (Absent) Mike Patterson, Animator, Stephen Hohertz, Animator

 

 

 

Cell Phone Distractions II – Hennepin Technical College – Sam Schatz, Director, Dennis Trevino, Editor, Alex Musial, Production Assistant, Perry Nguyen, Production Assistant, (Absent) Ethan Pike-Nobile, Writer

College – Editor Michael Shynes – Volunteer – Hennepin Technical College – Dennis Trevino, Editor

College – Director Michael Shynes – Crest Tattoo Studio Session – Hennepin Technical College, Cassandra Shields, Director

 


Apr 4 2016

SkillsUSA Bronze in Digital Cinema

Congratulations to Video Students Cassandra Shields and Cody Pratt! Bronze winners in the Minnesota State SkillsUSA Digital Cinema Contest.IMG_09972c-SkillsUSA.noVICA copy


Nov 16 2015

Media Storm Sponsors Star Wars Private Screening

The extra curricular club Media Storm is sponsoring a special private Star Wars screening on opening day of the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Non-refundable tickets are first-come, first serve.  Also, we will be screening the short film “Swamp Buck” that day.  The doors open at 9 am at the St. Michael Cinema.  The screening will take place in the Eiffel theater which is a 70 foot screen.

Full Page_GraphicV2


Sep 22 2015

Video Field Students Shoot with Moving Camera Mounts

IMG_0707

 

 

 

 

IMG_0709

IMG_0711 Students from the Video Field class use the Jib arm and Cineslider to get those really great moving shots.  High production value and great exposure are keys to this exercise.

 

Picture 1 Mike S. and Sam S.

Picture 2  Sam S and Matt H.

Picture 3 Kong T. Aaron T and Cody P.


Apr 13 2015

HTC Wins Two Upper Midwest Emmys

John and Henry

John McCaffrey (Advisor) and Henry Tice

Ryan tong Jason and Rich

(l to r) Ryan Hall, Tong Lee, Jason Ewert and Rich Oxley (Adviser)

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Upper Midwest Division has announced yesterday that two nominees from Hennepin Technical College has won two Upper Midwest Emmys.
College – Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs
Capturing History – Recreating a Civil War Photograph
Ryan Hall, Editor
Jason Ewert, Producer
Tong Lee, Videographer
Rich Oxley – Adviser

See it here by going to    https://vimeo.com/channels/888118/97865265

Animation/Graphics/Special Effects
2. AE News Report
Henry Tice, Producer/Animator
John McCaffrey – Adviser

See it here by going to    https://vimeo.com/channels/888118/121690610

Crystal-Pillar.Soc_.Awards-225x300

Crystal Pillar Award for the Upper Midwest Emmy.

 


Mar 9 2015

Six HTC Videos are Nominated for Crystal Pillar Awards

Crystal-Pillar.Soc_.Awards-225x300Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 7.23.37 AMThe National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Upper Midwest Division has announced the college nominations.

 

 

 

Here are the nominees:
College – Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs
1. Capturing History – Recreating a Civil War Photograph
Ryan Hall, Editor
Jason Ewert, Producer
Tong Lee, Videographer

2. Kenneth Quo Vadis
Shawn Marpe, Director/Writer/Editor

College Non-Fiction
3. Henderson Fife and Drum – Hennepin Technical College
Tong Lee, Videographer/Editor
Salvador Rodriguez, Videographer

College Commercial
4. Culinary Program
Nolan Sinkler, Videographer

Animation/Graphics/Special Effects

5. AE News Report – Hennepin Technical College
Henry Tice, Producer/Animator

6. The Audition – Hennepin Technical College
Bobby Rook, Producer/Animator


Mar 4 2015

Students Shoot Video for Their Foley Projects

Students in the Audio for Media course are busy shooting video for their foley projects.Mike Scheuermann, Cam Nettle, Sam Schatz, and Cassandra Shields

This requires them to work through the entire production process starting with scripts and storyboards. After teams agreed on the final draft, production ramped up with the students setting up lights and cameras.
Cody Pratt, Josh Daniels, and Matt Hausladen

After they capture their scenes, the real work begins. The students create and record all the sound effects and enhancements and sync them to their video footage.
Ryan Hall, Taylor Howard

Some of the finished videos will be posted soon.


Oct 31 2014

The Freefly Movi M5 Camera Stabilizer

This is a first look of the Freefly Movi M5 camera stabilizer.  Notice the smooth hand-held shots while running and the horizon is very stable.

 

 

Movi M5 vimeo from Rich Oxley on Vimeo.


Sep 17 2014

Field Students Shoot with a Jib Arm and a Glidetrack

Swine August 16, 2014 1 Swine August 16, 2014 2 Swine August 16, 2014 4Students from the Video Field Production course get footage with a jib arm and a glidetrack.  (Top) Mike Schwinghammer and Shawn Marpe make some final adjustments before capture.  (Middle) Tee Jay O’Connor sets the exposure triangle adjustments in order capture footage with high production value.  (Bottom) And, Mark Walentiny and Newton Roberts adjust focus with a “push in” using the glidetrack.  These shots will expose these students to equipment used in the fields of video production or short film.


Apr 29 2014

Epic Snowball Fight!

Students in the Audio for Media course created the most epic telekinetic snowball fight. Mike Patterson wrote the script, many students shot the video, Mark Walentiny made the rough cut and Kyle Jones added the audio to this cut of the footage.

Each student was given the rough cut and had to create foley sound effects, add music, tweak the edit, and publish the finished video. On the day of shooting the snow was thigh deep from our cold and snow winter. The students charged into the cold to blaze pathways in the snow for the action lines and camera setups.