At Bay City Central we support the performing arts in all its forms. One important way is through film. Bay City Central High School has some wonderfully talented film artists. This year Mrs. Diane Bruder encouraged two young film makers to enter the DAFT (Digital Arts Film and Television) Film Festival Competition. The festival competition showcases the talents of Michigan film makers in grades K-8 and 9-12.
Dalton Swanbeck Senior
"Funky" is an upbeat rap music video by Dalton Swanbeck. It features Dalton rapping an original tune he wrote, and shows close ups of his 1984 ride, his shiny platform shoes and the streets in his hometown of Bay City, Michigan This music video won him an Award of Excellence.
Callen McDonough Junior
"Generation" and "It Just Do" by Callen McDonough Callen entered two films in DAFT this year, both won an Award of Excellence. "Generation" is a film in the artistic/experimental category. It has no dialogue and very little sound other than background music. The film displays generations of people in her family showing how the old and young are not really so different. Each plays an important part of the never ending circle of life from generation to generation. "It Just Do" is a commercial short set up to mirror a typical Nike Commercial. The commercial is under a minute and shows a girl working out in Nike athletic wear. It is upbeat and aesthetically pleasing so that people would want to buy the brand. At the end the classic slogan, Just Do It is rearranged to show that when you work hard enough, "It Just Do."
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