November 2012

ALC students film State Football Championship game at Rice-Eccles Stadium

Attributions: 
Brandon Arnold

Last week the students of ALC Films took a field trip to Rice-Eccles stadium to film the Spanish Fork Mighty Dons at their first ever State Championship football game. They had sideline passes to be on the field right along with the pros from KJZZ. They are now working on editing the footage and making a fundraiser DVD of Spanish Fork Football highlights. This kind of real-world experience will give our students a head start in their careers in the media industry.

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High School Counselors take a tour of the ALC

During this months collaboration meeting, our districts high school counselors met to tour the Advanced Learning Center. The counselors were able to see firsthand the labs where students have the opportunity to progress beyond high school levels in college subjects, including computer science, film, digital media, animation, robotics, engineering and advanced health sciences. Throughout the tour, the counselors were able to learn how to best prepare students for classes at the ALC, namely by encouraging them to apply themselves in math, sciences and the arts.

ALC students carve 3D Jack O' Lanterns

Last week students in Mr. Powell's 3D Graphics and Animation class created 3D Jack O' Lanterns in blender software. They used their modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering skills to achieve the desired look for their ghastly creations. The results were spooky! Jack O' Lantern faces ranged from traditional to video game characters. The purpose of the exercise was to introduce the students to organic model techniques. While organic modeling can be difficult the students jumped right in and did a great job!

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