Youth use film to tell a story
Young film makers have put their story telling skills to the test by participating in a free workshop aimed at supporting young movie makers.
The Outlook for Someday workshop visited Taumarunui for the first time last Thursday.
Funded by the Ruapehu Creative Communities Scheme, local children spent seven hours learning how to make a short film.
Students walked away learning how to develop an idea and got to show their film at the end of the workshop.
Project manager, Chris Widdup said they would definitely be returning back to Taumarunui next year.
‘‘It’s a good experience if you’ve never made a film or developing something, shooting, editing and screening it in front of an audience.’’
Widdup said an ipad is good enough to create a short film. All the young film makers have the chance to enter the annual film challenge held in September.
‘‘It’s a great opportunity for youth in Taumarunui to take their skills and enter into a nation wide competition because once you get involved in that you join a community of film makers and you open yourself up to mentoring opportunities and if it’s something you want to go in life there is a clear path to becoming a funded film maker.’’
To enter go to www.theoutlookforsomeday.net