January 24, 2019 - The basics of film making will be taught during a two-part workshop at the Mariposa Library on Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The workshops are free and open to anyone aged 12 and older. Registration is required.
Participants will learn preproduction, field production and post-production techniques including: writing an outline, treatment and story board; lighting, filming and interviewing; and editing. Cameras, lights, editing software and other equipment will be provided, or participants may bring their own.
Working in teams, attendees will create short films on a subject of interest to them. Various venues will be available for the films to be shown, including a mini-film festival at the Library, on the big-screen TV during Library hours of operation and on CMAC television stations in Fresno and Clovis.
The workshops will be taught by Library staff members Rebecca Adams and Karen Dusek. Adams has an associate’s degree in media and computer science from Columbia College and has produced a number of short films. She is currently a senior at CSU Stanislaus majoring in communications. Dusek has a master’s degree in mass communications/journalism. Both women have received grants from the Central Valley Community Foundation for short films they produced, “Literacy Empowers” in 2017 by both Adams and Dusek and “Just Stuff” in 2018 by Dusek.
Equipment for the workshops was purchased with a grant from the Central Valley Community Foundation. The course is part of the Library’s on-going Green S.T.E.A.M. Makerspace program.
To learn more about this and other Makerspace programs, or to register, email email@example.com or call the library at (209) 966-2140.