Youth use film to tell a story

Ruapehu Press - - Your Local News - FRANCES FER­GU­SON

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

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