Youth Filmmaking Challenge workshops – $85
(includes $25 Student Festival Pass)

Instructors: Scott Belyea, Scooter Corkle, Michael Bourree

Alpha – Muskoseepi Pavilion
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Mon and Tues, April 23-24
9:00 am – noon, Wed, April 25

Bravo – Muskoseepi Pavilion
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wed, April 25
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thur and Fri, April 26-27

Charlie – Muskoseepi Pavilion
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Mon and Tues, April 30 – May 1
9:00 am – noon, Wed, May 2

During the 2½ days of each workshop, 12-16 junior high and high school students will create a 4-10 minute short film under the guidance of an experienced team of 3 professionals led by Vancouver writer/director/editor Scott Belyea who grew up in Grande Prairie, Scooter Corkle from Vancouver (lights and camera), and Michael Bourree from Grande Prairie (sound capture).  The students will work through preproduction and production by brainstorming script ideas, pitching their ideas, writing the script, auditioning and casting actors from within their group, and learning how to use the camera, lighting gear, and sound gear as they shoot the film under Scott’s direction and the technical guidance of Scooter and Michael.  Scott will then demonstrate how to edit the footage.

The students will be part of a creative team working in the most collaborative art form in the world.  They’ll also get a taste of what it’s really like to work on a film set.

The resulting film from each workshop will lead off the Best of the Fest film package of audience favourites that wraps up the 6th annual Reel Shorts Film Festival on Sunday, May 6th.  Due to popular demand at our last festival, we had a matinee and evening screening of this package with total attendance of 281.

To inquire about registering, please email or phone Terry at (780) 814-7410.