Austin, Texas — July 16, 2007 — The Mobile Film School, a media arts education program focused on under-served communities, is holding its second documentary filmmaking workshop in Elgin, Texas, from July 21st to July 28th. In partnership with the Elgin Independent School District, the one-week, total immersion documentary film workshop will provide qualified high school students hands-on training in key aspects of film production and appreciation.
By collaborating with seasoned industry professionals and volunteer mentors, students will learn story development techniques, digital camera operation and video editing. According to Mobile Film School Executive Director and Founder, Lisa McWilliams, ?It´s really a unique opportunity to take a group of enthusiastic, inquisitive kids through the filmmaking process. From script-to-screen, they´ll have a hand in all of it. Hopefully we´ll spark the interest of some future filmmakers, while setting a high standard for artistic expression and teamwork.?
The Mobile Film School´s first documentary, In a Place Like, produced with Manor ISD students this Spring, won this year´s ?Best Documentary? and ?Best in Show? at the Josiah Youth Media Festival in San Antonio.
The eight-day workshop will be held at the Elgin ISD Administration Building, 312 Murray Street, Elgin, TX 78653.
To wrap up the week´s session, there will be a free public screening celebrating the student´s work on Saturday, June 28th, at 7:00 P.M.
at a location to be determined. Members of the Elgin and surrounding communities are encouraged to attend.
About the Mobile Film School
The Mobile Film School is committed to bringing media arts education to under-served communities in Texas and nationwide. The curriculum promotes an appreciation of local history and culture through storytelling in film. And with a faculty dedicated to creating long-term mentoring relationships, students are encouraged to network and continually collaborate with participating film professionals and educators.
To read the complete mission statement, or to find out more about additional programs, visit http://www.mobilefilmschool.org.