Film school fun for kids
THE Isle of Man Arts Development Summer Film School 2012 will take place at St Ninian’s High School in Douglas between August 13 and 24.
And this year, for the first time, it will be run by Isle of Man-based film training and production scheme ManninIN Shorts.
The two-week school caters for eight to 18 year olds of all abilities.
MannIN Shorts co-founder and director Dave Armstrong said: ‘The MannIN Shorts film scheme has grown so much in two years.
‘We’re fortunate to have met some fantastically enthusiastic people – some experienced in specific areas of the industry, and some absolute beginners, but all have given so much to the scheme and, we hope, have gotten a lot out of it.
‘We’re looking forward to sharing that enthusiasm with a new, younger skillbase of future filmmakers through the Summer Film School.’
He explained: ‘Our plan for the school is to run similar workshops to those we’ve held this past 18 months, in everything from screenwriting, lighting and design to shooting and editing.
‘At times we plan on calling on some of our talented MannIN Shorts contributors to pass on the skills they’ve learned from the scheme.’
All the pupils will put their new-found skills to the test and be involved in making a short film over the course of the school, either animated or live action.
The finished products will then be shown at a public screening on the final Friday (August 24).
MannIN Shorts co-founder Christy DeHaven said: ‘We’ve got some really exciting sessions lined up – we’re grateful to Oscar-nominated artists Juan Moore and Steve Garry who will be holding the animation class in Week One, fellow Oscar nominee Chloe Dawe who will be sharing her skills in prosthetics and special FX, and we also have Hollywood “propmaster to the stars” Lynda Reiss on board to give hints and tips in the second week about the crucially important art and design aspects of filmmaking.’
She added: ‘We will choose two of the final films to show at our Isle of Man Film Festival in September. We also hope that some of the students feel inspired enough to continue and progress their new skills by joining in with our regular MannIN Shorts workshops and films in the future.’
Places at the summer school, which cost £50 per week, are limited. For more information, or to request an application form, email Jan.Cowan@gov.im
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