The Student News Site of Lake Central High School

Lake Central News

The Student News Site of Lake Central High School

Lake Central News

The Student News Site of Lake Central High School

Lake Central News

Golf Outing with the Hockey Team!

Golf Outing with the Hockey Team!

September 22, 2023

A Taste of the Season

A Taste of the Season

September 22, 2023

Getting Recharged!

Getting Recharged!

September 22, 2023

Calling All Artists

Calling All Artists

September 20, 2023

Learning About the Stars

Learning About the Stars

September 20, 2023

Come get a Taste of Clutch Bagels

Come get a Taste of Clutch Bagels

September 20, 2023

Q&A: Martha Mapes

Q%26A%3A+Martha+Mapes

Q: What is your short film about?

A: My film is about a little boy who finds an evil book in the forest that sucks all of his family and friends inside it, and his struggle to get them out.

Q: How did you come up with the idea?

A: I  was driving with my dad and looking out the window, trying to come up with an interesting idea for the competition, and it just kind of popped into my head. I like to make movies about interesting or unusual events.

Q: How long did it take you to make it?

A: All in all, it took me about five months to complete.

Q: What was the competition about?

A: The competition was at the Thespian Indiana State Festival, for the short film individual event competition. Basically, the competition was a bunch of high schoolers from across the state getting together to show each other their films.

Q: What place did you receive and how was your reaction?

A:  My film got Best of State. One of the teachers told me I won when we came to our hotel at about 12:00 p.m., so I was so tired it didn’t even register. When I woke up the next morning and it actually registered, I was like, ‘Whoa, I actually won something!’

Q: Why did you decide to do claymation and not other styles of films?

A:  I’ve always been kind of obsessed with stop motion animation since I was a little kid. I’ve heard that at this particular competition there’s never been a stop motion animation entry before, so I decided to make one to showcase my talent and be unique.

Click on this link to watch the short film: http://youtu.be/7rJfOoZ1xwI

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Kayla Hallowell, Author