2013 Young Filmmakers Institute
In June/July of 2013, professional filmmakers from all over the globe came to Victoria to teach nearly 30 kids of varying ages how to write, shoot, act, direct, edit and create special effects. Our instructors included Serbian filmmaker Darko Lungulov (writer/director of “Here and There”), actors Michael Maize (“National Treasure: Book of Secrets”) and Starina Johnson(“Stuck!”), among others.
Each workshop was two weeks long and had specific classes devoted to particular disciplines, where are broken into age groups.
Both Joey and Kendall were impressed by the imagination and inventiveness of the kids in their special effects class. The students enjoyed coming up with ideas, playing with clay and manipulating time and space for hours each day.
Here are some examples from the special effects class held by Joey Shanks (“Sci Fly”, “Wiggle Room”) and Kendall Music: