ESA Experience Videos
Students were asked to create a series of videos that link back to one aspect of the ESA Experience. The first three videos are narratives created from poetry written by students at ESA who consider themselves poets. The Last Few are created by various artists to highlight an aspect of their education that they found unique.
A series of moving photographs accompanied by text that leave viewers questioning our relationship with learning.
360 Virtual Reality
Buc Buc is a tradition, like many at ESA. Have a look around by dragging your video perspective around with your mouse.
Concept: To bring forth the idea that ESA is not just a school but rather an experience with our complete surroundings. The first two videos, Welcome to the Wild and Home were produced by students with access to the same footage but tell the story differently. GetWet answers a question visitors to ESA’s campus often ask, “What do students do when it rains at ESA?” The Last video was created during an in-school workshop that asked students create content inspired by literary quotations.
Advanced students are encouraged to produce work that is independently driven. From the idea to the script, from the storyboard to the production, students write, communicate and drive the video to is final form. Constant communication and feedback from the instructors keeps the project moving forward and student feeling supported.
For a continuous 24 hours students moved through the day with a hyper-awareness of the habits and/or rituals in which they partake. Looking through the lens of their actions and observing their world from the sense of touch, sight, or sound allowed our students to build a diary of visuals that tell a unique story.
SEMESTER BRIEF - Get Out
Students walk through the entire production process with one brief over the course of the semester. This gives the instructors and students the benefit of taking their time through each step of the process in order reach a deeper understanding of our mission.
Based on a vlog submission by one student, the craft of the one-take became a hot topic for an afternoon class discussion. The next thing we knew, we had a musical promo for the school’s Facebook page.
Second level students are required to work with a client on a specific project. The first two videos were produced to promote the beginning of the year membership renewal for the ESA Arts and Athletics booster club. The third and fourth video highlight Summer Learning programs, such as Esa abroad and Esa in the usa.
The ExLabs team works in real time to document and capture the story of both the girls and boys soccer teams making the state finals.
STUDENT SUBMISSIONS AND FESTIVALS
Students are encouraged to make work that not only shares the ESA story with the world, but would also be eligible for submissions to film festivals or competitions, or serves an academic purpose.
MOVING PHOTOGRAPHS CAPTURE MOMENTS OF CLARITY
A series of moving photographs that ask viewers to rethink their experience with a school.
Anigifs and Cinemagraphs
EXER: OLIVER VREELAND
This series is all about the elements of nature. Each element is implemented into a gif (candle represents fire, lake represents water, leaves represent earth, the movement in each represents air). And, to connect this back to the ESA experience, ESA is the air; it keeps us moving, regardless of our situation (element).
ExEr- isabelle berthelot
These three gifs are about the irony that we experience in every-day life.
The moving images below are meant to represent the divide between the time we take studying and the time we take to simply be teenagers.
Concept: This series was based around the faculty of ESA and their extracurricular activities, which add depth to them as teachers and mentors in and out the classroom.
These are just little moments that I enjoy or find funny about the ESA experience.