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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Black Water Middle's Video Game Arcade commercial

This is a commercial that I made utilizing Imovie and Jaycut which promotes my website

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The commercial is intended to promote the work of my students, and to let other people out there know how easy it is to create a video game utilizing the free site of 

And in case you haven't realized it yet, the style of this video was really inspired by 1980's BMX commercials and old school wrestling promos. I hope you enjoy it, play my students' games and make your own using Gamestar Mechanic

I think you can easily see my inspiration from this vintage "Monsters of Rock N Roar" commercial. The theme song is STILL stuck in my head after 20 years!

2011 Spring 8th graders Silent Films

My students created films that were inspired by the Silent Film genre.After analyzing the works of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Birth of a Nation, they then broke up into groups of four to each fulfill a film makers role: Director, Producer, Cinematographer and Actor/Writer.

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The students and I also had a great time going through various facets of the film making process, in particular, the acting games where they performed charades, pantomine and various other acting games to get them using their bodies to tell a story, rather than their voices.
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I feel like my students got really frustrated with the whole editing process, as some of their files were deleted, misplaced or somehow just disappeared due to one reason or another. After doing this project two times already, I will instead make sure that the students simultaneously upload to Dropbox and Jaycut.
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But overall, I was really happy with the work they put out this time around. We got more videos than I did last time, in fact, I was able to get every student to upload their film to You Tube.
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Feel free to click on one of these files if you would like to download it. Or you can scroll through the You Tube versions on the Embedr playlist above.

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I was also pleased to see that the students were able to utilize the green screen / chroma key feature in Jaycut. The students who made the "Last Mountain Dew" video utilized it to take advantage of a rainy day and shoot inside, and the group who made "Hide and Go seek..." where able to send students in environments that they didn't think possible.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

My scanned in Sun News article on attacking Horry County Teachers

Here is the scanned article from the Sun News that my Letter to the Editor appeared in May 6th of this year. I wrote this letter in response to a recent piece done by WMBF news who put down teachers for taking too much time off and placing the classroom in the hands of substitutes.


You can also check out the original article on the Sun News website by CLICKING HERE


AND just in case you were wondering, I even posted the original WMBF piece "Taking roll of local teachers, who is present?" which really inspired me to speak my peace on the subject:


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Biltmore Who's Who Selects James Salvatore Gorcesky as an Honored Member of the Executive and Professional Registry

Here is a screen cap of the Press Release site that features an article that announces my acceptance into Biltmore Who's Who


if you'd like to read more, CLICK THE LINK HERE to go to the official press release site

BWMS Career Fair 2011 Animoto photomontage video

This is a collection of photos taken during the 2011 Career Fair, where Black Water Middle School invited local professionals to come in and discuss their careers with the students. Check out the Animoto video below


BWMS 8th grade Candyland Prom

Listed below is a video that I created utilizing Picasa and royalty free music. A small select group of 8th graders created a variety of decorations for the 8th grade prom this year, which had it's primary influence from the classic board game, "Candyland" and Katy Perry's video of "California Girls." 

I was very proud of the work that they came up with, especially how they were able to turn a cafeteria into a candy filled wonderland. The kids really enjoyed it too, as you can tell how decked out they were for the evening.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Refrigerator from Ruin 5: Climbing the Crisper

Mr. Grindhouse Infilitrates the Fridge but Will the Juices Turn Him Loose?

To see what you missed in the last Chapter of Refrigerator from Ruin: Mr. Grindhouse, click here

The bag of coffee beans, Mr. Grindhouse, plops down on the tiled floor and stares at the monolith of a fridge before his eyes. He approaches slow, weary that he may alert the peering eyes of the demonic infused Leftovers, who patrol the crisper bins and the main entranceway intro the frigid aired front gate.

Grindhouse spills a few beans out, to get as flat as possible against the crisper drawers as one of the Condiment Commander's glass feet tap....


If you would like to read more about this silly tale, check it out on my Yahoo Contributor page and CLICK HERE

And again, thanks so much to everyone for always clicking on my stuff :D

Who's Scruffy Lookin'? A story about The Greatest Blaster Slinger from Future West

A drifter by the name of Vegtm Gri-T'wane Gangs up his infamous heavy duty blaster and holster in his hut. He is a scoundrel from a long line of insidious acts, bounty hunting and murder for the right price. Gr is in his mid 50's early 60's and only wishes to retire from a long life of being on the run. The only thing he seeks is for retirement and relaxation, and not constantly looking over his shoulder at the sound of a blaster cocking.....


This is actually an older sci-fi / western story that I did about seven years ago but never did much with it. If you like Star Wars (in particular Han Solo styled scoundrels) or Westerns and if you would like to read more on this short story, check out the rest on my Yahoo Contributor page


And again, thanks SO much to everyone who clicks and checks out my writing so that I can keep on doing this

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I got published in Ascent Aspirations Spring 2011 Anthology! (Check it out here)

Ascent Aspirations is an online and print magazine that was seeking a collection of short pieces or poetry that revolved around work. I thought this would be a great opportunity to gripe about an unfortunate point in my education career, but it was also a moment of humbling reflection.

Even though I had to pay 10$ for the fees, my work was accepted and printed into this international work. I am really happy to see this is the first time that I got something into an international print, and hopefully this will be just one more staple into hopefully getting a literary agent someday. 


Listed below is the short work "Teachers are Professionals (But When We Aren't, Kids Can Get Away With Murder)"which  I scanned the two pages in the printed book. You can also CLICK THIS LINK if you would like to order your own copy of the book.




Sunday, May 8, 2011

Play these Art Video Games on my Black Water Middle School Blogger site

CLICK RIGHT HERE (or check out the banner that I created this morning) so that you can play some of the games that my students created using Gamestar Mechanic. One student has made a game that is close to having three hundred people from around the world that have played it this past week alone.

Friday, May 6, 2011

BWMS Art class field trip to Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum & MB State Park



67 Black Water Middle School sixth, seventh and eighth grade art students and ten chaperones visited the Burroughs and Chapin art museum where they were divided into three groups. 

One group studied with me on the grass outside the museum where they could create a sketch of the ocean or they created works inspired by Fok Art. Another group received a guided tour of the museum, which was for the majority of the students, a first time experience. Finally, a third group got to create portraits upstairs.

After all of the groups rotated, we visited the Myrtle Beach State Park for a picnic and then a sand sculpture competition, where the students would work in groups to create works inspired by Folk Art from their tour.

You can download pics from the field trip if you'd like, I tried to put some work of the students but not sure if Posterous could support them all. Also check out the Picasa made movie below with music from Free Play Music.