|Moviemaking Camp for Youth offered this summer|
For the second year, the English and visual art departments will offer the Moviemaking Camp for Youth June 4-15 for ages 12-18. This year, participants can choose the screenwriting camp, production camp, or both.
Week 1 – Screenwriting, June 4–8, 3 to 5 p.m., Merrifield Hall, will be taught by senior lecturer Kathy Coudle King, who has written nine screenplays, winning top honors in a number of nationally recognized screenwriting contests. A graduate of New York University’s dramatic writing program, she enjoys working with youth interested in writing scripts. Screenplay format, realistic dialogue, believable characters, and studying the art of the dramatic arc will all be covered in this 10-hour camp. King will also share ways students can get their work into the hands of producers. Note: Only scripts developed and/or polished during this camp will be considered for production the following week. Cost is $65 for 10 hours of instruction, which includes text book and handouts.
Week 2 – Production and post-production, June 11-15, 1 to 5 p.m., will be taught by award-winning independent filmmaker Christopher Jacobs. He has produced, directed, and written a number of scripts over the years, in addition to teaching film studies and production at UND. He will cover pre-production considerations, camera operation, shooting, directing, lighting, and sound. Once the movies are shot, he will take participants into the editing lab where they will have a chance to edit their version of a short movie using Final Cut software. Again, only scripts developed in Week 1 will be eligible for production in Week 2. Cost is $115 for 20 hours of hands-on instruction.
All equipment will be provided, including digital cameras, sound equipment, computers for editing and the software. The textbook for the course will be included in the cost of the camp, and every participant will receive two free tickets to the premiere at 2 p.m. June 24, at the Empire Theatre. Interested individuals will also have the opportunity to act in the movies. So, make your movie debut this summer. The first five people to sign up for the camp will receive a free “Get Reel” baseball cap. Camp is limited to a total of 20 people. To register, go to www.english.und.edu and click on “Summer Camp.” Questions? Kathleen_king@und.nodak.edu or 777-6395.
-- Kathy Coudle King, Sr. Lecturer, English, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6395