For the first time in Wheeling High School history, the school will be hosting an "Academy Award Style" film festival. The event is the culmination of the newly established film club which meets weekly on Wednesdays directly after school; the club’s sponsors are Mr. Dyer, Art Teacher and Mr. Uhrik, English Teacher.
In order to participate in the event, students are required to submit an entry form and provide a treatment of their film script to either Mr. Dyer or Mr. Uhrik. Students are not required to be involved in and an official member of the film club; however, students are highly encouraged to do so. The weekly meetings will provide integral instruction and information to creating quality films. Further, students will be exposed to a vast variety of filmmaking mediums and techniques that will provide members with direction as they begin their projects.
Best of VISCOM Award- films that exceed our standard requirements, are unique and capture the judges’ attention will receive this award. These entries are considered the best of the best. Winners will receive an authentic "Vissie" award and a People’s Choice Award Special Recognition - Certificate of Participation will be given to all students who complete a film or media product meeting the specified standard requirements.
All students who complete a film or media product meeting the specified standard requirements will receive a 2013 VISCOM: DMF T-shirt
Big Screen Screenings & WHS Archival
At The Awards Ceremony - all Best of VISCOM winning films will be played at full length at the "Vissie Award Night"
Throughout May 10th, the day of the event, all students and staff members will be able to cast their vote for their favorite production by using iPads and Video Displays which will house and run each student-made film. Films will also run throughout the school day on our video monitors in the cafeteria and student common areas.
iPad and Video Displays
VISCOM will be utilizing docked iPads to allow students and staff to view films, and there will be video displays connected to each docking station to ensure many people can view the films at one time.
The Day of the Event
The school’s auditorium will be reserved and utilized all day by VISCOM. In addition to student presentations and "Director’s Cut" breakdown explanations of their films, local university representatives and industry professionals will be on stage presenting their film and media related insights. All submissions that meet the specified standard requirements will be shown and made available for viewing in a variety of ways and in a variety of places. School members will be able to vote for the People’s Choice Award throughout the school day. Preparation for the evening Award Ceremony will begin at the conclusion of the school day.
The Night of the Event
A formal evening of gowns and black-ties, students, friends, family members, staff, and community members will be invited to attend the VISCOM: DMF "Vissie Award Night." Doors for the event will open at 7:00pm. Prior to the doors opening for the event, the Spokesman staff will be hosting a "Live at the Vissie’s Red Carpet" broadcast where WHS journalism and broadcasting students will interview and play host to our evening celebrities. In addition to the Best of VISCOM films being on display during the evening, the fine arts department and several other surprise clubs will be adding their own creative performances to the night. The evening will commence with award presentations.
News Feature/School Event & Assembly
Commercial & PSA/Anti-Ad
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All forms can be picked up in person from Mr. Dyer or Mr. Uhrik, or they can be downloaded from the "Forms" link on this webpage)
|1) Completion of Entry Form
|2) Create a digital media product or produce a film that
||a) is less than 5 minutes in length
||b) completed the Copyright Release Form
||c) works properly and has been tested
||d) is submitted in the proper format (.avi, .wmv, or .mov)
||e) has a title
||f) credits all contributors to the production
||g) does not include bloopers or a gag reel
||h) ensures all members being filmed have permission to be published
||i) is high school appropriate
||j) is successfully uploaded and submitted to Mr. Dyer or Mr. Uhrik by 5:00pm on April 19th, 2013
Entry Deadline: Friday, April 19th, 2013
VISCOM: DMF "Vissie Award Night": Friday, May 10th, 2013
Links (coming soon!)
- Informational Links
- Fair Use
- Proposal for Graphic Design Poster (marketing your film)
Mr. Uhrik, English Department
Mr. Dyer, Visual Arts