were you allowed access to video cameras? Our school rents them out, but I never had time to take a video class, so I've never actually used them
Yes, we were allowed to use video cameras. The video studio was basically a big room with a black curtain, lights, a bunch of cabinets, tripods, and a table and chairs. It was sometimes set up by my art teacher for life drawing sessions. I went to a Catholic School, but it was so different from depictions of Catholic schools on tv, as the teachers were pretty cool and progressive. It also had a pretty big editing suit with monitors and editing equipment and a microphone. It had a television, a vcr and a projector. People often watched movies, usually hooking the projector up to the vcr. A cd player could be hooked up to the speakers so music could be played out of the editing suite. I remember some guys watched Gundam once using the projector. Southpark was also pretty common. I know a few guys signed up for for a film class just so they could have access to the studio. They hooked up an N64 and played Goldeneye. According to a friend they also rolled some weed.
The video room itself had two sets of doors so it was possible to lock people out, and the room itself was rarely supervised since the teacher in charge would normally be in the communications department.
And I would attack that video lab....were you allowed access to video cameras?
If my school had been like that, I probably would have goofed around and ended up with something like this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPPj6viI ... ure=search
Dude, totally! Me and a friend filmed the most ghetto Star Wars parody in there. The Phantom Menace had just come out that year and so we were all kind of geeking out over it. We called it "The Phantom Menage to Society".
Years later when we heard about that kid I turned to my friend and said "I really hope we got rid of that original tape".
Honestly, the place became sort of a black hole. I would begin the day thinking I would focus on work and then I'd bump into my friend who would jangle the video keys, and that was it. People ate in there, slept in there, listened to music and on one occasion even played handball in there. Once we had about 20 or 30 people up in there, a few people editing movies, watching some videos, and some cheerleaders working on a routine. Eventually the teacher came in and kicked everyone out. I know one guy was warned by his teacher advisor to stay away from the area since he was behind on his studies. I stopped going to the video room since I too was falling behind, and because there were rarely any girls in there and I felt like we were becoming isolated from our peers.