Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

Lamplighter Media Productions

Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

Lamplighter Media Productions

Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

Lamplighter Media Productions

Ian Delcher, Spanish Editor

English class is terrible. I absolutely do not like writing at all in these classes, analyzing meaningless ancient literary texts that don't really seem to have any relevance to modern life. However, movies... movies I like. I would go as far as to call it an obsession. I was that third grader who would beg my parents to let me watch "The Godfather". The subtle messages the directors hide and their impact on life itself (no matter the outlandish setting) always seemed to influence my life more than the boring novellas we wrote about in class. From classics to up-rising new hits to short films, I've watched them all. Any well-known movie, you name it: I've probably seen it. Being able to produce and craft such art is why I joined Video Studio Fundamentals my freshman year.

This is my second year in PLD Lamplighter and I am currently trying to start a full-on Spanish-language translation of the WPLD show so that important information gets across more inclusively given the demographic of our school. Doing this will take a lot of knowledge from year 1, but with the right people, I think we can pull it off. Aside from what I am doing (or planning to do at least), I would like to direct a short film on the drama (on steroids) of my Salvadoran family on my mother's side. The chaos in the family is something that can easily be turned into a cringe/funny telenovela with bad acting or a beautifully crafted meditation on the conditions of a third-world country and how that contributes to conflict in families. It's something I've been thinking of writing for a long time and I hope I can use what I will learn throughout the rest of my time at Lamplighter to accomplish my goal.

If I'm not watching whatever sort of movie is out (or not studying) you'll find me at my bench at my piano, happily practicing away at my newest Bach or Chopin piece. The piano is one of those things that requires a lot of hard work while at the same time, not feeling like working. I intensely practice at the bench for hours on end when I'm feeling stressed, which is a little counterintuitive to me. All I know is that it calms me, and I get a sort of satisfaction after finishing something I've been working on for a long time. Especially if it is a piano rendition of a score from some of my favorite sci-fi movies.

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