Film Camp Rolls Credits for Eventful Week

WILMORE, Ky. — A film screening, complete with popcorn, soft drinks and some tired, excited teenagers, wrapped up two weeks of Film Camp at Asbury University on Thursday.

High-school students shot their own short films during Asbury's Film Camp.
High-school students shot their own short films during Asbury's Film Camp.

Teams of high-school students have spent the past two weeks learning about visual storytelling, cinematography, directing, acting and producing films in the University’s Miller Center for Fine Arts. During the Beginning Film Production Camp (June 4-8), nearly 20 students broke into four teams to produce their own short films over the course of the week.

“Our focus was on developing an enjoyment of filmmaking,” said Kristen Ross ’97 Lauterbach, an alumna who works in the film industry in California and instructor at the camp. “We talked about how there was room in filmmaking for all different kinds of skills and personalities, from writing to being on camera.”

At the Advanced Film Camp (June 11-14), the student teams took advantage of Asbury’s lights, cameras, mics and other equipment to create films ranging from a lazy youth’s search for the perfect employment to a mock shoot-out in the halls of the Miller Center. Parents and friends were invited to view the results.

“Film camp is a really fun time for us, because it offers students an avenue to be creative in different ways, from scripts to filming to sound,” said Dr. Jim Owens, dean of the School of Communication Arts. “We’ve had a great time with the students these past weeks.”

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