Digital Media Institute
The Youth Moviemaking Workshop (YMW)
The Youth Moviemaking Workshop (YMW) challenges the inquisitive minds of creative young people between the ages of 13 and 17 by placing them directly in front of and behind the camera. Through a series of tailored ineractive activities, students learn the skills necessary to produce their own videos and television programs. They test their own creativity and discover the excitement of the creative process.
The intense (7) weeks hands-on training experience is designed to motivate, educate, and build practical skills in the field of digital film production. This program is split into two segments: (a.)basic skills and (b.)film production.
Assingments that instruct as well as reinforce the following objectives: knowing how to operate a digital camera, learning the language of film, developinga script, team building skills, acting, training in production equipment and using computers to edit. The production segment is devoted to the final project which is a 15 to 20 minute short film that tells a story which they script, or a documentary on specific issues occuring in the community. The project must be completed in three weeks. On the last day of the program they will exhibit their works at their "Red Carpet Premiere" at the Reichhold Center, a community event open to the public on August 9,2008.
Application Deadline: Spring
Program begins: Summer
Visit the 2007 students' video blog
- The program is open to 20 students between the ages of 13-17
- Students must be available for the entire duration of the seven weeks
- A completed application [click here to download application] (PDF).
- A sample of creative works: 2 artistic renderings, a short story, two poems, two photos etc.
- A short essay explaining desire to participate in YMW and anticipated goals
- Two letters of recommendation. One must be an academic reference (counselor or teacher).
For more information contact Denise Humphrey, Technical Director & DMI Coordinator at 340.693.1552