2014-15 Spartan Film Festival
Welcome to the first annual Spartan Film Festival held at Mason County Central Middle School. Students of The Story of Movies class are concluding their 15 week study of the history of film, film genres and viewing motion pictures through the directors lens. At the conclusion of the unit of study, student produced, directed, edited and created a quality product to share with the world that would reflect their 'voice'/'passion'. This Film Festival is a celebration of a 15 week study of film and is an opportunity for the students to express their creativity as they produce their VOICE. This website is a collection of films in which students created as they were studying the genre of DOCUMENTARY FILMS. The documentary genre is a film that is nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purpose of institution or maintaining a historical record. Please take some time to view the films and leave some feedback on the blog below each video. Thank you for your support of our first annual film festival!
stop motion / ANIMATION film festival
Stop Motion Fight by Derek & Dom
student created silent films
These five Silent Films are a product of a three week study on the history of Silent Film this past trimester; elements of the silent film era and famous silent films where just a couple of areas of study. Students worked in teams of 5-7 as they collaborated, designed and produced these short silent films. Each film began with the development of a storyboard and including effective elements of a quality story. Enjoy their productions!
genre: documentary shorts
Expectations vs. reality
By: Gracie Van Dyke, Rachel Miller & Allison Morse
Do you ever expect something to happen a certain way, but it turns out completely different? That's what our film is about; what we expect to happen and what really happens. Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching.
Who was walt disney?
By: Awstyn Gilman, Hunter Krieger & Brandon Rakowski
This film is about some of the main characters of Walt Disney's Collection.
Mothers: what they say/do
By: Rachel Kruk & Jada Ray
This film is a comedy as we wanted to do something fun. We want to clarify that this video was just made for FUN and not meant to be disrespectful to mothers. This video is about the things moms do compared to perception of what we think moms do.
The evolution of football
By: Steven Nelson & Micheal Patulski
Our film is about football and how it evolved and we hope you enjoy our documentary.
By: Derrick Stewart
This documentary is about a company called Floracraft that is in the arts and crafts business located in Ludington, MI and three other cities throughout the United States and Mexico. These are the 'words' of the companies CEO & President, Executive Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Finance and Administration.
Football: my story
By: Jacob Draper
2ND TRIMESTER FILMS
Thank you Jillian Mickevich for the production of the Documentary promotional trailer.
your future matters
By: Alaina Stankowski
Dear Future me
By: Jillian Mickevich
By: Hannah Knizacky & Genna Dyga
This film is about Down Syndrome and what it is like to have it. We wanted to make this film because we both have relatives and siblings with it. Gonna has a sister named Lydia with it and Hannah has an Aunt Gloria.
Spartan news in the morning
By: Becca Townsend
In this documentary you will see how much work goes into making and producing a daily news broadcast (Spartan News). Thanks to everyone in the Spartan News for all your work each and every morning.
The day & life of a horse owner
By: Sadie Barnett & Chloe Mackinder
This documentary is about how to take care of a horse. We hope you enjoy our documentary.
life working on a farm
By: Zoey Fargo & Justice Chimel
Our film is about a life working on a farm and how to care for cows.
2ND TRIMESTER FILMS
My documentary is about photographic film and the process and steps of devolving the film. By: Jillian Mickevich
Basketball is our passion
This documentary is about our passion, Basketball. Its about the dislikes and likes about the game. Also, who invented basketball and our opinion and other peoples opinions about if basketball is active. We spent a lot of time on this documentary because we all love basketball to the end. We had our ups and downs, but in the end it turned out into this beautiful piece. We hope you enjoy. :) BY: Rylee Alway, Jeffery carrier, Hailey Hogenson.
The Pretzel is a movie which shows how a pretzel is made in a factory, how it was created and interesting facts about pretzels. Olivia Rojek and Kelcey Moore have put dedication and time into creating this film. We have learned very interesting facts about pretzels and we hope you do too. We hope you enjoy this film about pretzels!
house of flavors ice cream
We did our documentary film on House of Flavors Ice Cream to represent Jenna's Dad, Jake Smith. With many struggles, we have finally made a documentary that we feel will give you an overall review on How to Make House of Flavors Ice cream.
By: Jenna Smith and Jael Wood
Stand up to bullying
Military Family Life
My movie is about bicycles it tells you when bicycles were made what kind of bicycles there are and even a cool video at the end so watch my video and learn some cool stuff. By: Malakye Strejcek
Our movie is about Pancakes and the history of them. We will be telling you about them, the history of them, and about them. We will also be interviewing people about pancakes. Please enjoy! By: William Jacobs and Jimmy Steiger
Fried chicken documentary
This Documentary is on Fried Chicken. Fried chicken is a big part of fast food industries. Today we take it upon ourselves to tell you a short history of Fried Chicken.
By: Mitchell Martinez Kenneth Runk & Quentin Strejcek
Simons cat in a documentary
This video is about the creator of Simon's Cat, and his inspiration, and even pieces of some of his videos. This Documentary was created by me, (Elayna Johnson), Brian Johnston, and Blake Overla. We are all sending this "preview" I guess you could call it, to you. (meaning everyone in this group will send a description of their own, and I am sending you the actual video
History of Magic: The Gathering
The card game Magic the Gathering is a fun game for all ages. That as cards from basic lands to legendary creatures.
By: Hunter Cilman
Evolution of Whitetail deer
This video is about the whitetail deer. This video goes through the buck antler growth process and the ages at which they are at the certain stage of the antler growth. By: Zach Quinn, Avery Carr, Kian Gauthier
2015-2016 Film festival showcase