Free Screening of OCFF Short Films

There is a FREE screening of all of the nominated short films for the upcoming OC Film Festival on MONDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 2nd at 7pm at the PAC. It is about 90 minutes long. All are welcome and you are welcome to invite guests. The actual OCFF is next Sat. Jan 7th, but only the winner in the short film category will be screened on that night. ALL of the nominees will be screened ONLY during this free event. For all of our video students of all grades, I really recommend that you try to attend. Remember it is free. These are likely to be most of the best short films made by Orange County High School students during the past 12 months. If you have aspirations of being a filmmaker, or bein

2016 DMAA Holiday Gift Guide for Filmmakers

2016 DMAA Holiday Gift Guide for Filmmakers Happy Holidays DMAA students and parents! I always get asked about what cameras, computers and software people should buy. Well, for the most part, our DMAA students don’t need to buy anything yet. Seriously, our programs are able to provide everything that most students need to create and complete their projects at school. Most importantly, if your kids aren’t taking pictures all the time, or trying to make movies at home on their own, don’t get them anything yet. They aren’t ready. But, maybe you are looking for a last minute gift from Santa, or a way to spend all of those holiday gift cards and money. There are some small to medium priced

Our 2016 24 Hour Film Festival Entry

This is El Dorado's official entry from the recent FilmED Academy of the Arts 24 Hour Music Video Film Festival. Over 20 EDHS Advanced Video students combined their talents to produce this video. The team got the music at 3pm on Saturday December 3rd and had until 3pm on Sunday to cast, write, shoot and edit the project. All 14 FilmED schools that participated had to use the same song. Be sure to go to our YouTube channel and subscribe to our Video Production Channel.

2017 OC Film Festival Nominations

2017 Orange County Film Festival El Dorado Nominations The following El Dorado High School films, programs and individuals earned nominations for the upcoming 2017 Orange County Film Festival, to be held on January 7, 2016. This year's OCFF will be held in the Performing Arts Center on the campus of El Dorado High School. Best Broadcast - HAWK TALK - (News Directors: Caleb Garrett ‘17 and Kaila Sahagun ‘17) Best Short Film - “Finding Me” - Directed by Katie Ann O’Keefe ’16 and Kaila Sahagun ‘17 Best Actor - Michael Deschaine ‘18 - “Finding Me” Best Editing - Kyle Reed ’17 - “Finding Me” Best Musical Score - Brad Valentine - “Finding Me” Best Cinematography - Katie Ann O’Keefe ‘16 - “Finding

DMAA Film "Finding Me" Screened at NGF Film Festival

A recent story in OC Weekly had this to say about the 2016 EDHS DMAA short film "Finding Me" that was screened at the Next Generation of Filmmakers (NGF) Film Festival (Dec 16-17) in Santa Ana, and just earned 6 nominations for the upcoming Orange County Film Festival on January 7, 2017. "Finding Me" was directed by Katie Ann O'Keefe '16 and Kaila Sahagun '17, stars Michael Deschaine '18, was edited by Kyle Reed '17 and Abdullah Ghazal '17, and was produced by Katie Ann O'Keefe '16 and Charles Brunner '16. From the OC Weekly: "High School Films. It's probably a product of wider access to video streaming platforms, higher-quality digital tools or a more mobilized DIY spirit, but some of these

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