In this four-month intensive filmmaking class, teens are invited to create a short film from start to finish. Exploring identity and universal issues told from the point of view of the participants, the film will be shot using a variety of creative mediums, such as animation and live action. Meeting twice weekly, various roles will be offered to participants based on their skills and interests, including: screenwriting, set building/design, lighting, animation, acting, hair and make-up, transcription, editing, music, and more. While participants will be working on individual projects, many aspects of the process will include teamwork and group activities. At the close of the filmmaking process, there will be a celebratory film premiere and a ‘wrap party’ for the participants. This will be the fifth film created by teens as part of the Farnsworth’s Young Filmmaking Program.
Instructor and film director Nicole Marie Fuller studied at Maine Media College and has assisted teens in creating four films to-date at the Farnsworth Art Museum, including The Roaring Twenties and artWORKS. In 2011, Nicole traveled to Alebtong, Uganda, where she taught a photography workshop to local youth. She maintains a studio in Rockland and is currently director of The Rig, an after-school teen program and facility in Camden.
This class will not meet on March 16, 20, and 23, nor April 13 and 17.