Three BISD Entries Featured in UIL Film Festival

Three BISD Entries Featured in UIL Film Festival
Posted on 03/07/2017

Three Boerne ISD entries were selected for final screening in the fourth annual State UIL Young Filmmakers Festival. This is the fourth consecutive year that Boerne High School has placed an entry in the finals.

Almost 800 entries from throughout the state competed in the categories of Digital Animation, Traditional Animation, Narrative, and Documentary. The top six from each category made it to the finals and were screened at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, March 1.

Boerne Champion had two qualifying entries in Division 2. The individual effort of Samantha Land with her 2D animation "Prove It", and the team of Cashel Condon, Thomas Drawdy, and Jacob Laquey with their 3D animation "Time Flies."

Boerne High School"s animation team of Jesus Gaytan, Mark Hampton, and Matthew Hudson created the 3D animation "Outside the Box," which competed in Division 1.

"It seems the quality of the competition improves each year and the product the Boerne ISD students produce has as well," said graphic design instructor Jeff Vogel. "Boerne High School making it to the finals for the fourth year in a row is a great accomplishment. With Champion qualifying two in the top six, those students have set the bar high for next year's competitors."

pink pony

"Prove It" is the story of a little Unicorn named Zita who faces mockery by her fellows because of her lack of a horn. When she competes in her herd's competition, will she prove to them that unicorns are more than just magic?

Judges' remarks for Prove It included, "Superior work in this animation," "A very inspiring message," "This film showed excellent use of cinematography within each of its frames with the camera movement and scenery design," and "Your film was well designed and told a compelling story."

time flies

In "Time Flies," an engineer has wacky adventures with a project he was assigned to create by the end of the day.

Judges' comments included, "Superb storytelling and incredible animation," "I enjoyed the story line very much! I enjoyed the journey you took us on," and "A very ambitious animation! The use of lighting in this film was very fun, and the character designs were great."

outside the box

In "Outside the Box," the main character finds himself trapped inside an empty room with nothing but a door and an odd-looking button on the wall. What does the button do, other than random things to and in the box?

The judges commented, "The personality of the Socket character was excellent," "The amount of empathy that is created for your lead, and only, character is truly remarkable, especially in the time given. Good use of humor throughout the piece," and "Hope to see more movies from this creative team."

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