• Malden High School Film Club

    by  • May 31, 2017 • Homepage, Local • 0 Comments

    Film club meets every Thursday to deeply analyze different films and ideas in a different perspective to discuss what the director did and why. In film club, you will learn how simple things like lighting and tone can drastically change a film. The club began in October of 2016, and starting getting a lot more organized towards the end of December.

    Officers, Matheus Pereira, Antonio Tarantino, Edward Murray, and Jacquay Spradley put their shared passion for film together to share their ideas on how a director can change the entire plot of the film with a camera and some lighting. Film club officer, Matheus Pereira, created the club early this year because of his passion for directing and photography and he decided it’d be best to put the two together into an after school activity. “[Pereira] wanted a group of people to make films with and work on stuff that you typically can’t do in a classroom” states Murray. Another goal of the club was to “provide people with an alternative to the class [Media Production] if they don’t have room in their schedule.” Murray states.

    Most of the meetings are filled with an hour long discussion about the different aspects of film, along with discussing future short films and ideas. Members are currently discussing ideas of an upcoming short film in the future. In meetings, they look deeply into scenes in popular films that some of the members enjoy to interpret what the director did and why. These points and strategies are then brought up into later discussions and are added into their own short films.

    Around ten people come into the club each week and have very rare newcomers, most of the members have stuck around since around the time that the club has been made.  

    “We discuss multiple elements of the filmmaking process” states Murray.


    Falyn Kelley has entered Malden High School as a freshman and a fresh face to the staff of the Blue & Gold. She became interested in the newspaper after having been suggested it by her 8th grade English teacher. Before MHS, Kelley was a student at the Beebe School, where she discovered her love for writing and photography. It is no surprise that Kelley’s favorite subject is English. When she’s not occupied by school, Kelley loves watching The Office and eating a nice bowl of macaroni and cheese. She loves to listen to alternative rock music some of her current favorites being the bands the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Arctic Monkeys. Due to her immense passions for rock music and photography, Kelley aims to combine her two loves and someday be able to become a music photographer. She looks forward to the year and hopes for the best this school year.

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