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Not So Silent Night

In the event you’ve been living under a rock, the Cinema department has been working diligently with the Orchestra department to create a night of amusement, drama, and terror to kick off the Halloween season! What does that mean? Well, On October 15th, you’ll have two chances to enjoy student made silent films nurtured with a deft touch of live orchestra! That’s right, live orchestra.

Come through this Wednesday at 5pm or 7pm to share the experience and support the Denver School of the Arts community. We are anticipating a large crowd and tickets will sell out. If you wish to avoid disappointment, you may buy your tickets in advance.

And for all you wonderful Cinema majors who occasionally read this blog, remember this event is required to attend. 🙂

Here are the details in clear fashion:

Not So Silent Night
Denver School of the Arts
In the Concert Hall

October 15th, 2014
5pm or 7pm (Event repeats at 7pm)

Adults: $14
Students (of any school): $10
Seniors: $10

Buy Tickets Online!

The orchestra will be conducted by the studious Dr. Enrique Lasanski and performed by DSA middle and high school orchestra students. The films were created by the 1st half of the high school Video Cinema Arts production course.

Project Refresh: Accomplished!

Please excuse my late posting but you may remember a few weeks ago we asked parents to volunteer time to help fix/clean up our studio – I’m proud to announce Mission Accomplished! As you can see, everything was black and white and rather hard to look at before we stepped in, so we strapped on our sweatbands, ripped 2×4’s out of the grid, masterly labeled all our equipment, and ousted the junk! Needless to say, a huge thank you to Carrie, Bruce, Jimmy, Chip, and students Brigitte and Jimmy for taking time out of their weekend to help us out.

Because of your help, we were able to shoot a student film in the studio which will be premiering at our Not So Silent Night event on October 15th.  Be sure to add it to your calendar as it’s bound to be one of the greatest events VCA/Orchestra departments have put on to date! Silent films + Live orchestra = Sensory Delight! I’ll have a separate post with more behind the scenes coming soon.

Next mission, building a sound booth a.k.a. Project Sound Off!

New-nunu-new-nu-new-nu-New Newsletter!

— http://dsapresents.org/vcadept/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/VCA-15Sep14-Newsletter.pdf

Chip’s done it again! Here’s the latest newsletter for the month of September which includes important dates and information from field trips to new equipment wish lists. Contact dsavca@gmail.com if you have any questions. Happy Reading!

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.

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…

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.