Multimedia Department

ABOUT THE MULTIMEDIA DEPARTMENT

The mission of Multimedia is to produce on-going, current news of the students and the school, provide important digital and print media for the school’s various outreach and communication efforts, and serve as the webmaster for the school’s web site. In addition, Multimedia provides the school community with the annual Yearbook and similar publications. It is a source of current news and feature articles, and similar information in the School Life section of the school website.

Finally, Multimedia provides students with 21st century venues for narrative, artistic and aesthetic expression. Multimedia classes offer students the opportunity to work in production environments similar to real world experiences and create products that have value to our school community and beyond. Multimedia classes incorporate several traditional disciplines and marry them into a uniquely modern discipline, sometimes referred to as Communication Arts, Media Arts, or Mass Media.

Foundational classes in Multimedia include ‘Ūniki (the school’s yearbook publication) and Digital Photography. Periodically, other classes are offered as student interests or school needs dictate, such as Digital Filmmaking or Animation and Design.

In addition to the school’s yearbook, ‘Ūniki, Multimedia students exhibit their animation, film and photography work through their ULSMedia YouTube channel and their hyper-local visual journal, ULShoots.

RECENT WORK FROM MULTIMEDIA

Chasing Light - Spring 2015 Photo Reel

This is the Spring 2015 photography reel from the ULSMedia Digital Photography class.

Photographers: Courtney H., Elisa H., Davis O., Faith S., Marcus S.

Music: Music: “Positive Light” by Chris Zorn

Welcome to the Lab School

“Welcome to the Lab School” is a production of the ULSMedia Group. It offers a brief look into the diverse nature of the Laboratory School curriculum, daily student life and the diversity embraced in the school’s K-12 environment.

Directed, filmed and edited by Shuhei Aoki and Alyssa Redoble (Class of 2014) and Chris Zorn.

Music: “Glimpses” by Chris Zorn.

A New Dream - Fall 2014 Photo Reel

This is the Fall, 2014 photography reel from the ULSMedia Digital Photography class.

Photographers: Courtney H., Elisa H., Davis O., Faith S., Marcus S.

Music: “A New Dream” by Chris Zorn

Chill Daydream - Spring 2014 Photo Reel

This is the Spring, 2014 photography reel from the ULSMedia Digital Photography class.

Photographers: Alyssa R., Mason H., Ethan K., Jocelyn K., Sienna M., Courtney H., Ji Eun Y., Karley Y.

Music: “Chill Daydream” by Chris Zorn.

Life at the Lab School - 2014

“Life at the Lab School – 2014” is a ULSMedia production describing the different disciplines of knowledge that form the foundation of the school’s constructivist, experiential curriculum. It features interviews with teachers and students along with footage of a broad range of student activities and daily life.

Directed, filmed and edited by Shuhei Aoki and Alyssa Redoble (Class of 2014), and Chris Zorn.

Music: “Africa” & “Gentle Family” by Apple, Inc., “Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com), “Perspective”, “Tobatana”, “The Point”, “Misdial” and “Stronger Than You Thought” by Chris Zorn (www.czorn.net). Used with permission.

Multimedia COURSES

Instructor: Chris Zorn
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

This class offers students a real world immersion into the technical, artistic, aesthetic and creative concepts of cinematic documentary and narrative filmmaking as well as expose students to the complex requirements of socially responsible media in the 21st century. The focus of the Film Production class is on digital cinema; however, we also learn to apply these aesthetics to create documentary work for the benefit of the Lab School community and others (by request). While students learn to understand and solve technical issues related to digital cinema, we spend time learning how to see clearly and carefully in the context of the modern digital age – a time when our culture is literally overwhelmed by the digital image. By exploring and problem-solving in the mediums of digital photography and film, we can rediscover the inherent beauty and upliftedness that consistently presents itself in the world around us. We learn to use these powerful digital mediums to create compelling and persuasive content. We learn how our digital tools can be used to discover, explore, comment on and develop a greater awareness of the myriad of issues that we face both locally and as a human community, as well as make our own contribution to creatively resolving these issues.

Instructor: Chris Zorn
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

This class offers students a real world immersion into the technical, artistic, aesthetic and creative concepts of digital photography as well as expose students to the complex requirements of socially responsible media in the 21st century. Our focus will be on the art and aesthetics of photography and learning to apply these aesthetics to create fine art and media intended for publication and distribution on the world wide web. While students learn to understand and solve technical issues related to digital media, we focus on re-learning how to see clearly and carefully in the context of the modern digital age – a time when our culture is literally overwhelmed by the digital image. By exploring and problem-solving in the medium of digital photography, we can rediscover the inherent beauty and upliftedness that consistently presents itself in the world around us. We learn to use this powerful digital medium to create compelling and persuasive content. We learn how our digital tools can be used to discover, explore, comment on and develop a greater awareness of the myriad of issues that we face both locally and as a human community, as well as make our own contribution to creatively resolving these issues.

Instructor: Jaren Vallesteros / Paul Nishijima
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

‘Ūniki is the Yearbook of the University Laboratory School. Students in this class are tasked with the responsibility of composing, constructing, and editing the articles, photographs, and layouts for the annual ULS yearbook publication. While this class is an elective, students are expected to spend time outside class (home, weekends, after school, off-campus) to create an engaging and memorable yearbook.