The Red Band presented their nature documentaries about their weekly field trips to Glen Park Canyon, their encounter with some clean-up volunteers and what they learned about keeping the creek clean, and the various other experiences they had where they discovered new things about the place they kept returning to. In making their documentaries, they investigated professional nature documentaries and asked what the role of the narrator is in a documentary, as well as learned more about the challenges and ethics of making movies about nature. Their work to make movies included storyboards, filming, reflecting, and editing.
Ramses talked about the different kinds of rocks that you can find in Glen Canyon Park and answered questions about being scared and then not being scared while climbing the rock in his moving “Climbing the Rock”.
Alex told us that the creek at Glen Canyon used to be eight times as wide as it is now. While making his movie “Helping the Creek,” he learned that the amount of filming you have to do does not equal the length of the movie you end up with.
Sakira’s movie was also about helping the creek, but her movie focused more on the materials that can be found on the ground at Glen Canyon, and how the Red Band used to make soup in the creek, but now make salad on the tree stumps so they don’t block up the creek’s flow.
Sadie’s movie, “Looking for Worms” examines the bug houses that the Red Band made at the park for bugs. She talked about how the camera had to be positioned correctly to get the shots she needed for her movie.
Nolan loved taking video for her movie, which is about an evening field trip that the band took to look for coyotes. He learned about the different colors of coyotes during his research.
film coming soon!
Tesla examined bumblebees in her movie. She and the band learned about bees and pollination from Rich, the Indigo band collaborator, and took their knowledge to Glen Park to discover bees in the trees at Glen Canyon, and California bumblebees in the ground at the park.
Isaac made a film about the bee dissection that the Red Band did with Rich. He said he wasn’t grossed out by the dissection, and that the hardest part was placing the camera so that he could get the right angles for shots without too much distraction.
Solin made a very sweet movie about the camaraderie and friendship that the Red Band feels together being at Glen Park.