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VANCOUVER – It is only fitting that in a town called ‘Hollywood North’, there would be numerous opportunities for teenagers and young adults to attend film camps over the summer. The Camera Ready youth film summer camp at Vancouver Community College (VCC) differs from the rest, as it is the only camp that offers students the opportunity to showcase their film work at a film festival, the Richmond World Festival.
Under the direction of Leo Award and Canadian Screen Award winning filmmaker Jordan Paterson, students aged 16-20 will spend three weeks gaining an understanding of their own artistic practice and valuable technical knowledge on key aspects of film production, while learning how to navigate future career paths in the film and new-media industry.
“Filmmaking is all about collaboration, and these students will have the opportunity to work with some of the best in the industry,” says Justin Ewart, VCC technology program coordinator, “VCC is excited to expand our offerings into film and encourage the next generation of cinephiles.”
In partnership with Cinevolution Media Arts Society, the new program is an artist-based introductory program for those looking to work in film and new-media as storytellers, writers, directors, cinematographers and producers. The course offers a broad introduction to current industry practices and methods for telling compelling stories through film and cross-platform media in fiction, non-fiction and experimental genres.
The Camera Ready youth film summer camp is open to a maximum of 20 students and will take place August 8-26, Monday to Friday, 9a.m.-3p.m. at VCC’s Downtown campus, two blocks west of the Stadium Skytrain station. All students will have access to a Mac Lab and camera equipment, and will participate in field trips for filming.
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To interview Jordan Paterson, the VCC program coordinator or Cinevolution, please contact:
Vancouver Community College
P: 604-871-7000, ext. 7531