In this hands-on, 6 week class, local filmmaker, and professional animator, Tim Smyth, will teach the art of visual storytelling. As a group, students will conceive, plan, perform in, and film, a short movie, or two. The movies will be no longer than 4 minutes, and will rely on visuals, instead of sound, to tell their stories. Using the limitations of VHS-C cameras, students will have to think more about how movies are made, as they will shoot their movies in script order, editing in camera, as they go. There will be no later fixing in the computer. It will be a fun exercise in having to go without modern conveniences. Without the use of dialog, or sound in any way, students will discover what a truly visual medium movies can be. The first 6 classes will be spent making the movies, the 7th and final class day will be a premier for family and friends, as the finished movies will be shown in glorious VHS.
For those in grades 6-12