Posted by red_sonya on 09/03/15

 
Best Overall
Checkmate by Brandon M.
 
 
Best Comedy
The Prop Hunt by Jared C.
 
 
Best Documentary 
The Same Molecules by Rhegan G.

 
 
Best Experimental
Trigger Warning by Kathleen O.

 
 
Best Animation
Over the Phone by August G.and Ben K.

 
 
Best Music Video
Geronimo by Tess T.

 
 
Congrats to all our winners and a big thanks to everyone who submitted a film! You can watch the 21 films submitted for the 9th Annual Teen Film Fest here!

Remember to keep those cameras rolling. Next year's Teen Film Fest will be here before you know it, and we'd love to see what you can create!

 
 




Posted by Trixie on 08/18/15

Come in to the HUB and make a disco ball to hang in your locker this upcoming year!
 
Image credit: WikiHow, how to make a disco ball with cd’s
 
It’s a super easy project, all you need is:
1 Styrofoam ball (2.5 inches)
1 CD
String
A hot glue gun
A small wooden rod
 
Here is how it works:
  1. Use a wooden rod to poke a hole sideways throw the top of the ball.
  2. Cut a piece of string to be 9 inches and thread it through the hole you just made (taping the ends of the string may help it go through)
  3. Using scissors, cut the CD into small pieces of varying sizes (WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES, they sometimes fly all over)
  4. Use a glue gun to glue the pieces onto the ball
  5. Hang in your locker and party the year away!
 




Posted by Trixie on 08/13/15

Over the weekend, we welcomed professional photographer Rebecca Reuland to the HUB. She presented a photography and Photoshop program resulting in teen-made movie posters.

First, we examined popular movie posters, how they use film stills and text to grab your attention and convey what the movie is about.

Next, we broke into groups to brainstorm supposed films and possible shots we could set up in and around the library.
 
Then, the fun part, we set up shots based on the genre and setting of the films. Using existing lighting, reflectors, aperture speed, and other effects, each team took multiple shots to manipulate for their movie’s posters.
 

After a brief tutorial on Photoshop, teens made posters for films that featured Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, killer books that come to life at the library, a ukulele wielding killer, a documentary about books, and more!
 
Image Credit: Anubhav A. & Ryan D.
 
Image credit: Clarissa G. & Emma K.

Interested in photography or Photoshop? Check out the library’s program calendar for upcoming classes or stop by the HUB!