SUMMER FILMMAKING WORKSHOP!
JULY 7-10 2014
A playful and engaging four-day workshop that invites local youth to explore analog filmmaking techniques and technologies. Using traditional 8mm cameras, students will create short collaborative films that focus on neighborhood and family stories. The results will be processed using eco-friendly ingredients and shared with the community at a free public screening. All supplies will be provided. Limited to 12 participants, ages 11 to 19. FREE
WHERE: Cineworks Annex 235 Alexander St.
Instructors Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo live and work in Los Angeles where they run the Echo Park Film Center. They travel the world, bringing handmade movies and music to the masses.
Previous film course
During a two-week intensive summer course, filmmakers Elisa Chee, Doreen Manuel, Jackson Crick, Kamala Todd, Cheyanna Kootenhayoo, Rupinder Sidhu, and Ying Wang mentored three immigrant-Canadian and two Aboriginal-Canadian youth. These five students took part in an intensive digital filmmaking course from August 8-19, 2011 at the Pull Focus Film School in Vancouver. Students were taken through the steps of making a digital film from story idea and shooting to post-production.
The goal was to build increased understanding and strengthened relations between Aboriginal and immigrant/non-Aboriginal communities. This initiative brought the lives and concerns of new immigrant and Aboriginal youth into focus, a groundbreaking collaboration that enabled both groups to learn from each other’s cultures. This project was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Special thanks to our community partner Cinevolution, and to the Vancouver Dialogues Project for providing craft services.