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Cambridge Rindge students honored as finalists at Salem Film Fest

Cambridge Rindge students honored as finalists at Salem Film Fest
Posted on 03/22/2017
Photo above: Andrique and Chris, co-producers of PAIN.

Excerpted from WickedLocal Cambridge Full story here
By: Monica Jimenez
Posted: March 14, 2017

Salem Film FestivalThink of a music video and you probably envision close-ups of a pop star singing, shots of striking scenery, and a simple romantic narrative.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin senior Andrique Fleurimond and junior Noah Gonci, who were honored as top-10 finalists in the student category at the Salem Film Fest last week, have a different take.

Fleurimond's video, set to the song "Pain" by JT, opens with fellow senior John Teal against a black background in a camouflage hat and collared shirt, rapping the words to a poem he wrote himself.

Salem Film FestivalFleurimond, who made the video in Dacia Antunes' Music Video Production class at CRLS, said when Teal first suggested using the poem, he didn't think it would work. But when Teal performed it for him, he was touched.

Gonci, who took Music Production with Ross Matthei at CRLS, worked with classmate Alon Jacobson to create a video to the song "Music is Math" by Boards of Canada. They chose to depict how artificial intelligence is slowly replacing humans.

In the future, Gonci hopes to learn more about cinematography, the history of film, and directing, he said.

"I hope I can make more videos and work with other artists," Fleurimond said. "I like helping people out and being an amplifier for people, making sure their voice is heard."