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Full Day (9:00AM–3:00PM)
Ages 14–18

Sixteen selected teens participate in a three-week Filmmaking Intensive with award-winning documentary filmmakers from Chicago’s HipTruth Productions and NYC’s Human Pictures. Students meet during standard camp hours. They learn video production—from preproduction to edit—as they grapple with issues of race, identity, and place. They work in teams to create their own short documentary films that address real-life issues in Saint Louis. Students learn how to use cameras and sound recording technologies; how to identify, obtain, and conduct community interviews; and how to address artistic concepts, such as composition, framing, editing, and post-production. They also work to develop their collective voice, negotiate ideas, and work to engage with concepts of representation, media literacy, and storytelling. The intensive ends with a screening of the short documentaries in the Catherine B. Berges Theatre.

Students participate through application and by tuition (financial aid available). Interested students contact Shawna Flanigan at sflanigan@cocastl.org. Use of cameras and all film and editing equipment is included in price.

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