The Centre of Advancement and Support in Education (CASE) has announced in its 2008 Accolades Awards Program that Three Humans (THinc) has been awarded the prestigious gold CASE award for the DVD they produced to promote the Purnell School in New Jersey and its new “Affinities” learning program.
The feature movie of the DVD uses special effects and HD documentary footage to create a stylized school campus and virtual classrooms. The movie illustrates and promotes a new teaching method, advocating a form of self discovery which builds on a student’s strengths or "affinities."
To make the featured movie, THinc filmed, on High Definition video, a cast of approximately 50 students, staff and parents in a green screen studio set up in the school basketball court. THinc provided script writing, HD video production, editing, green screen studio shoot, after effects animation, music composition, DVD authoring and duplication.
The DVD options include:
1. An introductory video which is a visual metaphor for Purnell and its programs. The video uses documentary material, animated graphics, and music to show each student working to their own strengths in different disciplines: arts, sciences, drama, sports, etc. The video incorporates excerpts from interviews with staff and students, ‘vox pops’ of the students talking about their affinities, and the interaction between students and faculty.
2.An interview with the President of the school Jenifer Fox
3.A Gallery showing short films made by students at Purnell
4.A Gallery showing student artwork and photography
5.Short programs featuring Alumni working in New York
Key Personnel: Producer/Director: Michael Coulson, Editor and After Effects artist: Jeffrey Chong, Cinematographer: Axel Baumann, Camera Assistant: Matt Porwoll, Sound Recordist: Paul Bang, Lighting: The Lighthouse lighting company, Documentary camerman: Alex Nicks, original music: Amanda Homi, Sound mix: Jeffrey Lonigro, Additional editing: Alex Nicks, Student documentary camera: Ariana Wagaman