Regional Arts Fundraising

We are starting a new fundraising program brought to us by Mr. Haynes. The program involves raising funds for your own regional arts activities through the purchase of gift cards that you and your family and friends can use for everyday purchases. For more details click on the RochTV drop down item called Regional Arts…

LipDub Final Shoot

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the entire RochTV crew, grade 11s, 10s and 9s for all your help in making this whole-school video LipDub project a success. The amount of time, thought and effort was spectacular. From the creative work of the grade 9s in transforming the classroom into a paparazzi…

Thank you

I received an e-mail from an old friend who complimented me on the Words of Praise printed in the Thursday September 29th Toronto Star. He scanned this section for me and attached it to the e-mail. It is wonderful to receive such kind words especially from one of my students, it truly makes me feel…

LipDub First Run Through

Today was our first rehearsal of our school-wide LipDub video. Our first run through was to say the least “ROUGH” but with the assistance of all staff and amazing student leaders the second run through improved 10,000 %. Our amazing dance teachers ran around re-arranging all the student groups and moved entire sections to fill…

LipDub Ideas

Thank you to Serwaah and Michelle for generating this list of potential actions for each class/team group. Please read the list and be ready to help the teachers/coaches. Difficulty: Easy (requires little preparation) Justin Bieber being followed by “crazed fangirls” and paparazzi with multiple flashing cameras. He could potentially be swallowed by a group of…

St. Roch – LipDub Challenge

We have to thank Mr. Scarcelli, Principal at St. Michaels H.S. in Bolton for making us aware of this kind of video. Essentially a LipDub is a single shot video where you get a large group of people lip-synching to a popular song. The one that was used as an example was the UBC Vancouver…

Portable Speakers – iHome iHM79

These iHome iHM79 speakers make incredible companions for your iPod, iPhone or iPad when you need just a little more volume for those classroom applications. For audiophiles you will find it a bit tinnier than you may like but I find that the form-factor really makes up for it’s deficiencies since I can carry they…

Logitech V20 Speakers

The Logitech V20 USB powered speakers are an ideal companion for the classroom. A really good range of volume with controls on top and a case included. The two separate speakers allows you to direct the sound in multiple directions which makes it easier for everyone in the class to hear. The challenge today is…

Mini Tripods

Trek-Tech T-Pod Tripods are important devices to have for any videographer or photographer. The problem is that they tend to be quite bulky and sometimes very heavy. Although I have always preferred the heavy solid tripods made by Manfrotto and Gitzo, more recently I have found two mini-tripods that I am using more and more…