Havelock High video places second in state contest

Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 07:33 PM.

“That was something that was very well planned out,” Mangum said. “We had to time everything out and had to work to put it together. We knew when we went to shoot it that the students had to throw the ball in a certain, specific direction and catch it in a specific direction.”

He said the hardest to shoot was soccer player R.J. Howard.

“When we were shooting the soccer, we tossed him the ball, and we had to have him kick it right out of the top of the frame,” Mangum said. “We probably had to do that one 15 or 20 times to get it to go straight up. Sometimes it would go off to the side or wherever. We knew that that wouldn’t work. He had to hit it straight up into the air. That was the hardest one.”

Polk got started on a script that went through a couple of revisions. In the end, it called public schools a place “to learn, play and enjoy” and a place where a global community is united in the goal of education.

“Will stayed after school and wrote a quick script and brought it in and we continued to work on it until we got a good script and shot it, and here it is,” Mangum said.

Polk said the students were able to apply what they had learned in Mangum’s digital media class and that the hardest part was finding the time to get the video completed.

“There were some time restraints,” he said. “We didn’t start filming it until about a week before it was due and we didn’t finish it until the day it was due. It’s kind of been a trend of ours, but we do our finest work in our final hours.”



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