Posted 23 May 2011,
The Arts Documentaries
A number of people have asked me about the arts documentaries…how classes are selected, how the documentaries are made, why they aren’t longer, why there hasn't been one about the Upper School arts programs this year, and how come there aren’t more of them? I’m glad that people are interested in and enjoying these documentaries, so I thought I would address all of these questions today.
The current plan is for there to be three arts documentaries each year, one for each division of the School, alternating between visual and performing arts. So, for example, last year the Lower School arts documentary focused on the Native American Festival, a performing arts production, while the Upper School arts documentary focused on printmaking, a visual arts project. (There was no Middle School arts documentary last year as "The Arts" section was added to Sine Charta
in March there simply wasn't the time to produce one.) This year the Lower School arts documentary focused on the Grade One Circus Train, a visual arts project. (I do plan to move around different grades within each division, although that may not always be possible or practical.) The Middle School arts documentary this year focused on the Middle School Orchestra (performing arts) and the Upper School documentary will focus on the Theatre IV one-act plays (performing arts) directed, and in some cases written, by graduating seniors. Next year the Lower School video will be about the performing arts, and the Middle and Upper School videos will be about ...