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Let’s Clean House, eh?

This coming Saturday, September 13th, from 10am-2pm, we’re asking parents to volunteer time to help organize the VCA Studio!  In the coming weeks, we plan to build a sound booth for students to record voice-overs, music, and foley, but first we need to make space!

Some parents have signed up already, but we could use more hands! If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, please send an email to dsavca@gmail.com with the subject Studio Volunteer.  Or feel free to show up to the cinema department on Saturday at 10am.

Granny Causes Chaos!

Last year, Mike, Charlie, and Sage put together a crazy adventure about an emotionally bottled up Granny seeking vengeance.

Watch Bad @$$ Granny now in our Videos section!

VCFO Meeting Refresher!

Chip has generously put together minutes for the Video Cinema Family Organization meeting which took place last night.  If you weren’t able to make it, here’s a brief run through:

VCFO Agenda


Faculty – Ed Glassman (Co-Director), Amy McGrath (Co-Director)

Resident Artists – JD Gonzales (DSA-VCA ’07), Nate Greene (Goodwill CTE Specialist)

VCFO Parent-Volunteers – Chip Galaty, Ivy Bishop-McClure

VCALC Members – voluntary participation this year

1st Semester Curriculum Update

High School – Silent Film Collaboration (w/ DSA-Orchestra), Character-Driven Documentaries (w/ Mitch Dickman)

Middle School – Fairytales, Folk Tales, Myths

Important Dates for 2014-15

Read more…

DSLR Study Guide!

— http://dsapresents.org/vcadept/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/DSLR-Lecture-Study-Guide.pdf

Hey VCA HS students!

The study guide for tomorrow’s test is ready for viewing! Don’t forget to compare them with your own notes, and maybe even the notes of those around you.  I’ll see you tomorrow for another day of Portrait Videos, testing, and awesomeness!

Thanks for your patience!


What?! We have a Newsletter?

— http://dsapresents.org/vcadept/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/VCA-Family-Newsletter-8.8.14.pdf

Don’t miss out on the amazingly informative newsletters that parent and workaholic Chip Galaty has been putting together! Send Chip an email at dsavca@gmail.com to be added to the email list.  Here’s a copy of his latest newsletter (pulled right from my email) if you’d like to see it now.

Welcome to the NEW Video Cinema Arts Website!

HEY HEYYY! You made it to the Video Cinema Arts department website! We are just beginning the 2014-2015 school year and we’re all crazy excited to hit the ground running. First things first, a new website!  Here we’ll be able to keep you informed on all the crazy antics our students, staff and alumni are up to.  We’ll regularly be posting videos, both new and old, you’ll be able to check out links to our current student and alumni portfolios, and we’ll keep you updated on the crazy stories that make this department a hearty bag of goodness.  You can also check out the calendar to find events, film festivals, and many other goodies for the young filmmaker and parents alike.

Subscribe to our blog in the sidebar for a regular update!

I’m JD, the editor of this site and the latest addition to the Video Cinema Staff. I look forward to collaborating with Amy and Ed while driving the students to be passionate through the wonderful art of filmmaking!

Thank you all for supporting the Video Cinema Arts department at Denver School of the Arts – it’s going to be a wonderful year!