December 11, 2013
Student Talent Comes into Focus During FRAMES Competition
On November 26, more than 60 student videographers from
eleven DSBN high schools hit the streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake to produce dramatic,
inspiring and thoughtful videos for the first annual Frames competition.
In groups of six or less, students were given 12 hours to
take a production from conception all the way through to the final edit.
Students had a maximum of six minutes to tell their stories. Winning
productions showed excellence in all areas of filmmaking, everything from
storyboarding, to scripting, acting, shooting and editing.
“We couldn’t have been more pleased with the results from
the competition,” said Gerda Klassen, DSBN Arts Consultant. “The students
showed an impressive amount of polish, professionalism and creativity. All the
entries were so well done; it was very difficult to choose the winners.”
Students from Laura Secord Secondary earned top honours in
the competition with their entry “Too Lattés, Too Late”. Eden High School’s
“The Guardian” was named first runner up, while students from Fort Erie
Secondary were named second runner up on the strength of their entry, “The
Honours for technical production were also handed out to
students from Ridgeway-Crystal Beach High School for Best Editing, Sir Winston
Churchill for Best Screenplay and to Eden High School for Best Cinematography.
Klassen said the competition was challenging, but also gave
students a chance to show off their skills and creativity. “With only one day
to conceive, shoot and edit their projects, the pressure was on. But, students
had a fantastic backdrop in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a wonderful partner in the
Shaw theatre and the support of their teachers and a variety of experts in
their field,” said Klassen.