Oak Hill’s department of theatre arts has expanded to include a whole semester dedicated to film making as part of our fundamentals of theatre class. Oak Hill has been presenting film festivals for the student’s short films for five years. In 2016, our festival included a full length feature film The New Doctrine, which was written by student Isabelle Rogers and produced by the theatre intensive class. The New Doctrine is currently being entered in film festivals.
The philosophy of this aspect of the theatre and film department is to provide an avenue for individuals to express themselves through the medium of cinema by doing their own research, applying fundamental acting techniques, learning to use the technical and editing equipment while meeting specific curriculum goals including scripts, storyboards, sound and light plots, etc.. Professional guest artists are invited to the school to provide guidance to each individual film maker in various artistic and technical capacities.