Film Fest entrants polish creations as deadline nears

Senior Dylan Pieper said that he first started thinking about making films when he saw the posters for the festival around the school. He plans to enter the contest because he wants to make a difference. “What we do after high school is a big topic that lingers throughout the collective mind of high school students.” The film he is working on is about students’ dreams and what they wish will happen after high school. He hopes to help students better understand dreams and maybe bring to life some of their own dreams. “I want high school students to know that they’re not alone in the search for identity. To do this I showcase diverse minds of those who dream and wander,” he said.

In his demonic debut in My Nightmare from creators Carrsan Morrissey and Noah Miller, senior Erik Mueterthies looks over his plans for mayhem. Miller, Morrissey and many others are entering their short films in the third annual Tiger Film Fest.

In his demonic debut in My Nightmare from creators Carrsan Morrissey and Noah Miller, senior Erik Mueterthies looks over his plans for mayhem. Miller, Morrissey and many others are entering their short films in the third annual Tiger Film Fest.

Pieper said he is excited for the competition to start and is hoping he gets the Documentary award this year.  He said that he will most likely continue in film and digital media because it is a good way to get stories out to a broad audience. He said that he thinks filmmaking is for the passionate and that if you want to bring your stories out through digital media he would highly recommend it.

Pieper said he draws his inspirations from a number of spots. “The paths I am able to imagine myself on are endless. The film helps to catch a glance of the many different paths and carve one especially for us.”

Seniors Luke Kreger and Tarrell Christie are also preparing works for the film fest, and as veterans of the event for the past two years, they said they are looking forward to people seeing and evaluating their work in a fun way.

They are entering two movies. One is called Kongoro: The Indestructible, which is a sequel to their film, Battle of the Bigguns, that they entered last year. They are also entering their film Slender: Condemnation, which is a film showing what they think about the Slender myth from the Slender video game series.

Christie said he likes how he made the characters as interesting as the big monsters in their film, and Kreger said he is really happy with the effects they used in both of the films: music, lighting, set and all.

Christie also said he’s excited for the competition to start because he’s interested in everyone else’s projects and competition always inspires him to push to the limit. This year he said he would like to get the awards for special effects and hopes that Kreger will get the award for best actor.

Kreger said he would also like many awards including best director, best special effects, best film and best audience choice. Both these movie maker’s goal is to have the audience know they had fun making the video and also to make “people to be happy, laugh, and know that they need to be themselves,” Kreger said.

They both say they plan on going into filming after high school, where both want to become directors. Kreger said, “My favorite part of filmmaking is seeing a scene we’ve shot and imagining all of the scenes weaving together. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and excitement for the full project.”

They both said they think that filmmaking is a fun thing for anyone, and that it is a great way to express your imagination. Christie’s inspiration was the movie Hong Kong; he said it inpired him then and has ever since to make films. Kreger said his inspiration was when he started making small films with Christie; he said he really liked seeing their completed projects.

For those who would like to go to the film festival and see these films and many more, it is a free screening in the auditorium in April, and for those who’d also like to share their own cinematic vision, the entries are due by March 31.

 

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