Tracks Tradition - 2007-10
The Top Directors of 2007-2010
Rogelio Najera in 2007 and Justin Jennings in 2008 chose to have no class partner; each took on a director role using actors and crew recruited in and outside the classroom. Senior Jordan Ollis was the prime director in fall 2008-09, but he received invaluable assistance from Team Member Abigail Hall, who was then a freshman. Heber Najera, Rogelio's brother, was prime director, but received great assistance from his cousin, Jairo Nevaras. All were passionate about producing their unique vision in storytelling. Segments of other producers were important supplements to the Tracks show as well.
Top Directors' Top Classics
Jordan, a super athlete himself, could handily make this spoof of athletes and a YouTube video, substituting a calculator for a haircut.
A Landrum T-shirt proved an invaluable prop for Heber and Jairo on what not to do with the Polk shirt.
Justin was meticulous in preparations for a project, and his technical mastery shows through from start to finish in this piece.
Rogelio directed and cast himself in this series that took place multiple afternoons after school.
This was Heber and Jairo's first ever project using the required still shots. It was a sign of the greatness to come.
This was Justin's very first video, a photo interaction assignment he carried to perfection.
Top Directors' Auxiliary Section
Dateless cure: Jairo cannot seem to get a date, so girls offer tips that he is anxious to follow.
How to Save a Life: Jairo and Heber started this off with a misplaced banana peel.
Cops on and into the beat(down), with Heber and Jairo uniformed for duty in the halls and squad car.
How to Flip: This was Heber's exam project for his second class in digital media.
Heber and Jairo had seen the germ of the idea for this looping on a commercial.
Cross Country: Heber was pulled from his normal team to do one of the best-ever "interview project" assignments, not his desired medium.
2008 Volleyball, first conference win in 20 years: The teacher got the game footage, and Jordan tracked down the interviews for this first conference championship.
Spirit Week lead-in, 2008 Jordan and Abigail made several lead-ins, changing the music and updating photos of students.
Close Encounters, 2008: Jordan and Nick were both super wrestlers in their respective weight classes; the girl victor was Nick's sister classmate.
Class Skipper's Last Demise: Justin did this as the first of a two-part series in his second year.
Summertime: Heber and Jairo were concluding the spring semester and looking forward to summer.
Life Alert Commercial: This was Jairo and Heber's second project for Tracks in just the third week of the semester. The knack for staging humor was already well established.
Enraged Two: Rogelio did this as the second of three parts; the third part had him come out on top as his girlfriend's rescuer.
Whachamacallit: This was Jairo's exam project in his second class of digital media.
Conversation techniques had not yet been taught, so these were quickly covered to suit Jordan and Abigail's commercial.
Videos from the Era from other Producers
Channel 13 in 2010 did this sports feature on triplets and Coach Ollis's football team on homecoming night. John Lee did a super job of capturing what is special about Ollis's coaching; this video also sets a high standard to shoot for in TV broadcasting.
This was the festival of 2010. It is just a music video but does show lots of participants gearing up for homecoming festivities.
This is a 9-25-13 addition to the archives. You never know when a zombie may be lurking.
This is a 9-25-13 addition from the archives. It really is a super HOW TO.
Star Wars, The Original, from about 2007, about 30 years after THE original.
Don't jump to the end! Start with the first in the series. There is no Star Wars 2 as it was either lost in VHS Land or destroyed by the Evil Empire.
A Student of the Week 2010 This student showed special integrity, a priceless character trait.
Patty Cake in Mortal Combat: Patty Cake was featured as a casual entertainment in a Star Trek spoof in 1995, but here it is serious busniness.
The main attraction in this pep rally in about 2007 was Regis Bittle. He was a near-300 pound star linebacker who was quite limber.
One class member was big on BMX in 2009, so he did this review on his hobby and its chief rival.
There was a drenching rain for most of the night, and the homecoming court played like troopers to put on a sunny face despite the pouring rain.
A student captured this footage and compiled it for viewing the same week.
Magic Duel by Taco The elder Underwood was not student body president or valedictorian, but he was an excellent artist and a tech person extraordinaire. His creativity is shown in this piece accompanied by appropriate music.
This was the musical from 2008-09 that featured, among other feats, actors that seemed to fly.
2010 Snuggie Spoof Holly came up with this imaginative set of uses for a pink blanket.
Dance 2010 Sidney and Danielle were very effective in getting partipants for their dance-off.
This entry from two staff members was turned down by the talent judges who found it too extreme for airing at the talent show. But it was later available on the graduation DVD.
Dance Team 2009 Review No student dance act could hope for more popularity than this faculty collaboration, headed by Ms. Appleton.
New Orleans Jazz Here's another proof of the top caliber acts that students are able to see because their school houses the top area venue for community entertainment.
Hair 1-Students Make Sacrifices Here's the first in the series of students raising money for Relay for Life. Over $11,000 was raised by the time of the walk around the stadium.
Chloe gets various interviews and a sampling from participants converging on Asheville High School.
Harley with Help.com Here's to Dot Com with Rap and media player to the beat.
THE Giggle Here's another grimace at the rumor mill. The first was in 2005 with a mini-movie.
Socky, Yes I Can Here's a spoof to Rocky, who got it right in #1 and #6. Could this be right at #7?
First Gum Ban The threat was followed through: No gum was allowed in school for a period of time after some gum-chewers made inappropriate deposits. The ban led to pushers.
Canning Mr. Greene One Students brought in hundreds of cans for the Outreach Ministry donations.
Hard Being Greene Kermit the Frog sings this lament, but Mr. Greene makes it seem easy.
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