EagleVision Shoots Their First Documentary of the Year

Andrew Velarde, Managing Editor of Videography and Photography

The audio visual class’ documentary crew shot their first documentary of the year at the Lindale Candy Company Oct. 14. The documentary is over the history of the company and will be submitted in the UIL documentary competition.

“I am pretty excited about both documentaries this year,” sponsor Neda Morrow said. “I like the way they tell the story of the people who live here and that’s what a documentary does. It tells real people’s stories.”

Last year they competed in the UIL Young Filmmakers State Championship and were awarded 1st place with their film, “Unconventional Love: Not Your Ordinary Adoptions.” They also competed in the narrative competition and won 2nd place with their video “The Missing Piece.”

“The key is who tells the best story even if you have some technical difficulties or not everything goes right with your filming,” Morrow said.  “If you tell a compelling story, then that’s how you win.”

This year’s directors for the two documentaries are senior Miles Hill and junior Esther Tidwell. The film team will also compete in the animation competition with a lego stop motion film and in the narrative category as well.

“As the director this year I have a really important task to keep up with how well we have done in the past,” Tidwell said. “I am really excited this year and I am looking forward to the video that we will create.”

Along with UIL, the advanced film class, also known as EagleVision, creates hype videos to highlight different aspects of the fall season. They also live stream important games and are planning a talk show later in the semester.

“I really enjoy participating and being a part of the advanced film team.” Hill said. “Since I have joined the team I have learned skills that can take me further for my future.”