THREE, TWO, ONE, ACTION In order to prepare for the Homecoming virtual pep rally, Francis Hovland, senior, films the cheer routine. Film club, established this year by Francis and Sarah Resch, senior, have been in charge of assembling a video for the school to stream in place of an in-person rally. “We hope it’ll be among the best of our projects,” Francis said. (Madi Green)
THREE, TWO, ONE, ACTION In order to prepare for the Homecoming virtual pep rally, Francis Hovland, senior, films the cheer routine. Film club, established this year by Francis and Sarah Resch, senior, have been in charge of assembling a video for the school to stream in place of an in-person rally. “We hope it’ll be among the best of our projects,” Francis said.

Madi Green

Pep rally, but make it virtual

October 1, 2020

Francis Hovland and Sarah Resch, seniors and founders of Film Club, were approached by student body president Shriya Iyer, and vice president Maureen Van Matre, seniors, to ask whether they would like to help film and edit the virtual pep rally this year. Francis and Sarah were referred to by principal Mr. Mike Wells, and they agreed to help.

“We both were on board fairly quickly. I always love to film things,” Francis said. “So far, it’s proven to be a rather huge project when taking in the quality we’re striving to achieve. This could be the only time we ever make a homecoming video, and that makes it feel really special.”

Shriya, Maureen, Francis and Sarah are collaborating together to ensure the school still gets a pep rally, despite the ongoing pandemic.

“They set up times for us to record and told us to get shots of the athletic team captains as well as the new clubs. They also set up for us to get shots of the cheer, dance and band performances,” Sarah said. “So basically, they did most of the planning, but we were given creative liberty on how to edit it together and where to shoot.”

Both have taken up this challenge to plan, film and edit a virtual pep rally for the entire school to see, all in two weeks.

“On Wednesday, we were basically running across the whole school to be in time for other time slots,” Francis said. “We wanted to make sure the shots we did came out well, and that caused us to fall a bit behind. Considering the time crunch, I’d say we did the best we could.”

The virtual pep rally went live yesterday.

“I hope that it’ll get kids excited about the Homecoming events like the football game, and get kids interested in some of the clubs featured in the video,” Sarah said. Francis adds, “We’re quite excited to see how the final piece comes out. We’ve put in a lot of effort, so we hope you like it.”

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