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Mrs. Riehl Movie Trailers

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Mason Kae
Students working on a movie trailer.

Mrs. Riehl’s Film and Video Production class has been hard at work making movie trailers for the upcoming film festival. We visited the class and were able to interview students and Mrs. Riehl. Thanks to this we got an exclusive insight into its inner workings.
The students get to use top-of-the-line equipment that rivals real movie gear as well as iMovie to make their 1 minute movie trailers. Each group of students is making a trailer, and each one is based around a different genre. For example, there’s horror, family adventure, spy, and much more. These films will later be shown at a film festival in May. In addition to having boom microphones, tripods, and 30+ iPads, students who participate in this unique CTE class will also have access to lots of different makeup and costumes to use in making their movie trailers.
These 1-minute movie trailers are the first film projects of this year-long class. Later in the year, they will work on a cooking show called “Cooking Show Gone Wrong.” We don’t have too many details on what this cooking show will entail, so look for an update sometime in the future.
Film and Video Production is a one-of-a-kind class. As a CTE entertainment industry class, this elective prepares students for jobs in the film and television industry. Rosemont is the only middle school in the district with this class. For seventh graders interested in taking this class, Mrs. Riehl recommends taking her Drama class first.
There’s plenty of freedom to work however you want in this class. Students were up and around during the whole period, going in and out of the classroom, moving furniture, and turning lights on and off. The stage lights and authentic movie equipment lend to the best possible trailers for the students.
For the film festival, the drama room will be rearranged to accommodate an entire audience. Countless chairs will be set up, and even a red carpet will line the floor. Mrs. Riehl hopes to have a larger projection screen by the time May comes along, which would lend to an even more exciting festival.
Film and Video Production is a unique and innovative elective. The film festival and movie trailers are greatly anticipated, and readers can look forward to updates following the festival in May. For students interested in being an actor or going into the film industry, this class is for you.

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Kane Cuevas, Senior Copy Editor
Born and raised in Montrose, CA, Kane has traveled through countless states and cities in the US, Canada, and Australia.  As an only child, he enjoys drawing, playing guitar, and playing tennis.  Kane is often critical of books, stories, and movies, sometimes instigating heated arguments about Star Wars and Marvel.  He spends lots of time building Legos, playing video games, and creating art.  He hopes to continue traveling in the future and has goals to pursue a career in the art field.
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Mason Kae is an eighth grader who is excited are excited to be joining journalism here at Rosemont. I was born on December third of 2009 right here in Glendale. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. Some of my hobbies include Biking, Camping, and Hiking. I love everything about sports and the great outdoors. I enjoy math and science and would love to be an engineer when I grow up.
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