Grades 7—12 (ages 12—18)
Tuesdays, 4—5:30 p.m.
Feb. 8—May 24 & Sun., Feb. 13, 1:15—3:15 p.m. (No class 4/19 and 4/26)
Greinetz Art Studio
13 sessions:$299/JCC; $359/non-member
Instructor: Educational Media Organization
Video is, undoubtedly, the pre-eminent storytellingmediumof our age, particularly true of the generation now coming of age. In this dynamic workshop, teens will have the opportunity to make their own videos, discover their creative voice and use it to tell a story of their choosing. All equipment will be provided to guide participants through scriptwriting, storyboarding, directing, shooting, scoring and editing their video. Beginning students, as well as those with some filmmaking background,will find this to be a valuable and enjoyable creative experience with applications to school projects and presentations, as well as personal aesthetic expression. Please note: the Sunday session includes admission to the screening of the film festival’s Maharal (see film description on pages 31). The class will convene in the lobby prior to the film, view the film together and stay through the post film discussion.
Educational Media Organization (EMO) is an organization founded by Denver-based filmmaker, Scott Kinnamon, whose mission is engaging and educating kids through video and digital media. EMO has worked in schools, community organization, filmsocieties andworkshops across the country, helping kids to find their own voice and enhance their ability to articulate their own narrative. Scott Kinnamon, EMO executive director, is a filmmaker who has worked in the film/video industry for more than 14 years in both Los Angeles and Denver. He has been involved in feature films, television, educational films, industrial films and commercials. He has extensive experience working in non-profit organizations, schools and community-based organizations. Recognizing the potential for reaching at-risk kids through filmmaking, he created and co-taught the film program at Manual High School. The success of that endeavor sparked the creation of EMO, and the expansion into many new schools and organizations.