We just got back from a field study to Calgary for a week! It was so jampacked and we had so many exciting adventures along the way. We focused on videos and made quite a few films while we were in Alberta.
The first video we made on the first day of our trip. We were let loose in an old historic ghost town to create and film a story about whatever we wanted. We split up into groups of five or six and wrote a script, then started to film. Here’s a brief summary of our video if you dont feel like sitting through 3 1/2 minutes of it. A group of kids from a local school were visiting the ghost town for a field trip when one of the boys wandered off to go look at an abandoned train station, where he was captured by a spirit. The rest of the class has to find and save him from his captor. Here’s the full video:
To prepare for our video, we had to cover Logan in stage makeup and face paint. We had a fun time doing his makeup, and ended up scaring quite a few tourists(including our teachers) by the end of it!
The second video we were in charge of filming was an individual project. We got to choose a location somewhere along our trip and I chose the Glenbow Museum because it sounded fun and I figured I could find a lot of information there. Our assignment was to find and tell a story from our location of choice through video. I told the story of the museum’s founder, Eric Harvey, and how he was able to start this museum. Here is my final product of this film.
The next video we were told to make happened at the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology. We had a bit of extra time there after a tour of the museum, and so we were given an hour to find a fossil of some sort and tell its story and history. I chose the METOSEQUOI, or more commonly referred to as the dawn redwood. We had to film and edit a one minute video in that hour, and this was the result.
The last video and stop on our trip was at the Enchanted Forest. We were split into groups of 4 or 5 and we were let into the forest for an hour and a half to film a 3 minute video about whatever we wanted as long as it told some sort of story. My group told the story of the Wicked Witch of the Southwest part of the Enchanted forest. I won’t go into detail but if you want to know the full story here it is.
This video was fun to film even though we had some technical difficulties with the audio of the video and had to refilm a couple of our clips. We had one of the most unique editing spots of the group: on top of a four story treehouse!
All in all, this is a trip that I will never forget, accompanied by all the memories and good times I could ever need. At least until our next trip!