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Video Production Club joins the scene as Home For Imagination

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Seniors Ryan Daloisio and Adam Guggina have a conversation while waiting to watch a video at a Video Production club meeting.

The new Video Production Club is a creative and inclusive community of students passionate about filmmaking, and it provides a platform for students to explore their interests. 

Senior Joceline Giron and junior Rowan Collins founded the club at the start of this school year hoping to gather like-minded individuals, and the two now act as co-presidents. The club is open for anyone from experienced filmmakers to individuals with no prior experience. 

According to the co-presidents, the Video Production Club is designed to be a space to collaborate on films outside of the school setting.

“[Video Production Club] is a home for creativity,” Giron said.

Giron and Collins plan to structure the Video Production Club however the members see fit. From short skits and talk shows, all the way to horror films, the two see the club as a space with endless possibilities. The main goal of the club is to gather students interested in filmmaking and create media as a team.

“It’s difficult to make films without people helping you,” Giron said. “The club is mainly a way that you can meet new people, see how different people work in production and create your own artistic project.”

Giron said she has always been drawn to the camera, but she only recently realized her passion for filmmaking. She has taken Video Production five times over her four years at Algonquin, which she claims to have sparked her love for filmmaking along with support from Video Production teacher George Clarke.

Collins, on the other hand, knew he was destined to produce films at age nine. He would watch movies with his dad frequently, noticing how there were choices in storyline and editing that truly affected the end result of a movie. He recalls watching “Shawshank Redemption,” which initially sparked his passion for film.

“I have always been interested in producing videos,” Collins said. “However, I never had the tools to do so until I took Video Production I, where I was introduced to editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro.” 

Overall, there is a lot of teamwork that goes into making a film, which is one of the reasons Giron and Collins decided to start the club with the help of Clarke.

“One person behind a camera can be the greatest cinematographer of all time, but without people to help the editing process, or the color grading, or even act in the film, then [their project is] just completely worthless,” Collins said.

At the moment, they don’t have any set guidelines for the members; however, Giron and Collins envision hosting film competitions for certain genres, such as an Indie short film competition. For more information about the Video Production club, you can email either Giron ([email protected]) or Collins ([email protected]) or attend one of their weekly meetings on Tuesdays in room A125.

Updated Dec. 21, 2023: This article originally stated that the Video Production club meets on Wednesdays in room A123. The club actually meets on Tuesdays in room A125.

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