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Nazareth Hosts Teen Filmmaking Camp

  • Published: July 14, 2011

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Nazareth Hosts Teen Filmmaking Camp

Nazareth College is proud to partner with 360 | 365 to host the first-ever Summer Filmmaking Camp for Rochester Youth. This week-long camp for students ages 13-18 runs from July 18-22 at Nazareth College and ends with a screening of their work for parents and community members on Friday, July 22 at 5 p.m. in Room A14 of the Nazareth College Arts Center. The camp will consist of five sessions held from Monday to Friday and is limited to 36 students. The teens are invited to stay on campus in student housing.

In the spring, Nazareth and 360 | 365 co-sponsored the Rochester Teen Film Festival, showcasing the film talent of Rochester area teens.

"Every year we are impressed with the movies that we see through the Rochester Teen Film Festival. We created the film camp as an opportunity for young filmmakers to take their art to another level," said Brian Bailey, professor of adolescent education at Nazareth College and a lead organizer of the Teen Film Festival and the Summer Filmmaking Camp for Rochester Youth.

The camp includes mini-workshops and guided participation in the art of filmmaking and the science of digital video production. Teaching will be done by experienced filmmakers from the Rochester region. Hands-on learning will help students in developing their own projects during the class.

The one-week class will include the following topics:
    * Screenwriting/storytelling
    * Story boarding
    * Fundamental filming techniques including lighting, sound,
        and camera operation
    * Using the camera to tell a story
    * Shot composition
    * Directing actors
    * Use of props
    * Post-production editing
    * Finishing and distributing the fill

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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