Category Archives: Film

2018 WAM Retrospective

Enjoy this sampling of writing, art and music posts from 2018, curated by WAM interns Alison Bader ’20, Stella Gilbert ’22 and Silvy Zhou ’21 and edited by Silvy. We hope it will inspire you to share your own creative … Continue reading

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Promposal Earns Surprise Visit from Victoria Justice

In this throwback post, alums Bailey Galvin-Scott ’14 and Brendan James ’14 filmed a promposal by classmate Max Whitmore ’14 to actress/singer Victoria Justice. The two filmmakers then followed up with an on-the-spot, real-time documentary of her surprise visit to … Continue reading

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“The End of Summer,” by James Worrell

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” – Shakespeare Stop motion video shot and edited by James Worrell. Music : Coumba by Orchestra Baobab off the album Pirate’s Choice Newark Academy’s Photography and Digital Media teacher, James Worrell, is … Continue reading

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“Miguelina” film by Reyther Ortega

Miguelina A film by Language Department Faculty Reyther Ortega Venezuela, 2003, 14 min. 35 mm “When you grow up in Latin America, magical realism is part of your daily life. You read it in school, of course, but a ghost … Continue reading

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WAM Montage

Newark Academy’s Writing, Art & Music blog, affectionately known as WAM, is a place for students, alumni, teachers, staff and visiting artists to share creative work  with the goal of supporting and encouraging artistic pursuits, large and small. We feature … Continue reading

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“Walrus” short film by Brendan James

This 3-minute film by alumnus Brendan James ’14 was filmed for a class he took at Colorado College where he is a Film & New Media Studies major. Enjoy!

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Concert Choir Participates in “A Voice 4 Peace”

A Voice 4 Peace “Newark Academy’s Concert Choir participated in the #AVoice4Peace global initiative to connect choirs from around the world to sing ‘Ukuthula,’ a South African peace hymn for the 2016 United Nations International Day of Peace. We are … Continue reading

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“Waste” a 16mm Film Exploration by Greta Skagerlind ’14

This 90 second film was created by alumnus Greta Skagerlind ’14 as the final project for her Film Explorations Winter Session course at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she is a sophomore. Shot on a 16mm Bolex camera … Continue reading

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“Fracture” a film by Brendan James ’14, starring Bailey Galvin-Scott ’14 & David Yaroshevsky ’14

The following short film, written, directed, filmed and edited by Brendan James ’14 and starring Bailey Galvin-Scott ’14 and David Yaroshevsky ’14 has an all-star crew of NA students and alumni, including Aiden Fox ’16, Erin Garinger ’14, Flannery James … Continue reading

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Blues Lyrics and Video Performance by Steve Miller

Steve Miller of the NA Maintenance Department asks readers to bear in mind that lyrics are meant to be experienced in a performance, not read from a page. In the same way that a stage performance might be riveting in … Continue reading

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Green Committee Film by Aidan Fox ’16 & Matt Thekkethala ’15

This video, created by Aidan Fox ’16 and Matt Thekkethala ‘15 and shown at Morning Meeting on April 20, 2015, pins Matt against the principal of Kushner Academy, (played by Aditya Srivatsan ’15),  and his own inimitable psyche.

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“Behind the Counter” Kitchen Staff Documentary by Cohen ’16, Fox ’16, Merritt ’17 & Persing ’15

As part of the 2014 Documentary Filmmaking June Term, Mr. Milani asked students to develop an idea for a story and then bring it to life through the filmmaking production process. Jason Cohen ’16, Aidan Fox ’16 (director), Isaiah Merritt … Continue reading

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Learn how to “Dance the Michael” from Artist-in-Residence Jonathan Lee

In Spring 2015 NA had the fortune of hosting artist-in-residence Jonathan Lee. An Alvin Ailey dance instructor, Lee has worked with various recording artists including Grammy Award winners Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Tracy Chapman and Joe as … Continue reading

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